The Biggest Domestic Cat Breeds

July 18, 2019

Cat owners know why cats are great pets; they are smart, graceful, loving and probably the best cuddle buddies a pet lover can have. If you are a cat lover, you will be delighted to learn that there are particularly big cat breeds that offer joy than the normal cat breed. And if you are thinking of getting one of the largest breeds of domestic cats out there, then take a look at the biggest domestic cat breeds.

Maine Coon

This is probably the biggest domestic cat breed around; they are attractive, lovable and big. In fact, the biggest cat in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. Their physical physique is between 15-25 pounds, combined with their shaggy coat and a massive tail, they make amazing specimens. These friendly cats are great with kids and are usually easy-going with other cats and dogs. They are muscular, strong and well build.  A giant Coon will have a frame to hold his weight. That means he’ll be remarkably longer and wider than other cats. These big Maine Coon Cats are mysterious and alluring.

Savannah

This is one of the biggest cat breeds, the long, lean savannas cats are striking beauties. They are crosses of an African serval and a domestic cat. Savannah is carefully bred to preserve the exotic appearance of a serval at a smaller size – about 15-18 pounds – with behavior attributes of domestic cats. These fast-moving, determined and curious creatures are able to jump eight feet in a single bound, flushing toilets, and even open doors with lever handle. They are very intelligent. Savannah cat has a dog-like loyalty, they can be trained to walk with a leash and like to follow their owners around the house.

Ragdoll

Another big beauty is the Ragdoll cat, the best lap cat. These cat-like to cuddle so much that they will quickly jump into your arms. Kids generally love them – like their last name – they are zealous playmates. Ragdoll is cool, calm and well-composed cats. Their fluffy appearance and large size make them one of the biggest and most popular cat breeds. Ragdoll can weigh up to 9 kg! This docile, noise-avoiding breed is named after its lack of resistance when picked up – like a ragdoll. Their origin can be traced back to a non-pedigreed Angora or Persian cat who was bred with many Burmese or Birman cats.

Norwegian forest cat

The last but not the least is the Norwegian Forest Cat. This breed originates from Norway and has a long history spanning hundreds, even thousands of years. It is said that the breed reached Norway when the Vikings brought them from the Caspian coast in the 8th century. They were used to keep mice away from Viking explorer vessels. This cat can weigh about 12 to 16 pounds. They are a lively and smart cat who likes interacting with his family. They usually like to play with everyone around them. Their lush water-resistant coat and dense undercoat help kept them warm during the cold Scandinavian winters. In summer, their coat will be shorter, but still, keep the water repellent texture.