It’s hard to disagree that it’s impossible not to love small cats. But big house cats are also very cute, loving, and playful. Some just look like the big wild cats that live near you. Introducing the 10 largest cat breeds in the world.
Size: male weight 4-7 kg, female weight 3-5 kg.
Chausie is a large hybrid cat, bred by crossing a jungle cat and a domestic cat. An adult Chausie weighs up to 7 kg. This breed has an athletic body, a wide chest, long legs, and large ears.
The short to medium-length Chausie coat comes in three different shades: pure black, striped gray-black, and black-ticked tabby. The Chausie is a healthy breed and is not prone to serious illness. They are active and energetic cats, with excellent jumping skills and hunting instincts.
Size: male weight 5 – 7 kg, female weight 3 – 5 kg.
Chartreux is a beautiful and rare cat breed. They usually weigh 3-5 kg and are one of the largest cat breeds in the world.
It is important to know about the Chartreux breed that these cats grow slowly: it will take 4-5 years to reach the size of an adult. The adult Chartreux has a muscular body with broad shoulders and a developed chest.
In addition to its large size, the Chartreux breed is known for its gray-blue waterproof coat. Females have thinner hair. Also, this breed has very beautiful copper-colored eyes.
Chartreux are very calm by nature and love to be with family members. In general, the Chartreux is a healthy breed, but it is prone to some medical conditions, especially polycystic kidney disease.
Size: male weight 5-7 kg, female weight 4-5 kg.
This exceptionally beautiful breed has been known in the world for almost 1000 years. The Siberian cat is considered the national Russian cat. Originally from such a cold place, this breed has a long, thick “triple” coat.
The color can be of all colors and their combinations. In appearance, the Siberian cat is large, strong, and well-built. The Siberian cat, like the Chartreux, grows slowly and reaches the size of an adult by about five years.
Size: the weight of the male is up to 7 kg, the weight of the female is 5-6 kg.
The Turkish Van is an ancient breed developed in Turkey and has lived there for centuries. Cats of this breed are large and mobile, adults reach 7 kg and even more. But cats become fully mature by 3-5 years.
The adult Turkish Van has a long, well-built body, broad shoulders. They are energetic and active, love to play, especially in the water.
Norwegian Forest Cat
Size: the weight of the male is 5-7 kg, the weight of the female is 3-4 kg.
The Norwegian Forest Cat is native to Northern Europe. Belongs to the category of large domestic breeds, it will be a great pet in a family with children. The peculiarity of this breed is its size and beautiful, dense “double” coat. The Norwegian Forest Cats can climb and jump with ease despite their large size.
They have a well-built body with a broad chest, large muscular legs, and a triangular head.
As mentioned earlier, their coat is long, dense, waterproof, it can be of various shades: black, blue, red, silver, golden, cream, brown.
The dense coat also keeps Norwegian cats warm in harsh winters.
Size: male weight 4-8 kg, female weight 3-7 kg.
The British Shorthair, one of the oldest breeds in the world, was introduced to Britain from Egypt in the 1st century AD. British Shorthair cats are one of the largest.
The adult British Shorthair cat has a well-built, muscular body with a broad chest, strong shoulders, and paws. The physical maturity of the British Shorthair occurs only after 3-5 years.
The breed is attractive with its short, dense coat. The blue-gray color is the most popular. But the coat can be different: cream, brown, black, white, silver, blue, and tortoiseshell.
Size: male weight 5-9 kg, female weight 4-7 kg.
The Ragdoll is a large, powerful cat well known for its extremely calm nature. They get along well in families. They also get along well with children and other pets. The mature Ragdoll has a long, muscular body with a broad chest and large legs.
The Ragdolls’ coat is silky, of medium length, and comes in 4 basic colors: chocolate, seal, blue, and lilac. Sparkling blue eyes are another distinctive feature of this breed.
Size: male weight 7-9 kg, female weight 5-7 kg.
This large domestic breed is a Ragdoll species. Like Ragdolls, Ragamuffins are known for their great personalities. This breed will be an excellent companion for you. Ragamuffins can also get along well with dogs and other pets.
They look even bigger because of their dense, silky coat of medium length, it can be of any color.
Size: 9 kg or more.
Savannah is a large hybrid cat weighing over 9 kg. Savannah was bred by crossing an African Serval and a domestic cat. It is an active, confident, and agile cat. They are taller than all domestic cats.
This curious, active breed enjoys adventurism, especially climbing. One of the most interesting features of the Savannah is the slight resemblance to a cheetah. Their short coat can be of various colors and shades.
But the most popular color is golden with black spots. Savannah requires a lot of attention from the owners. You will have to spend a lot of time playing games and other activities. Savannah is very attached to the family.
Size: male weight 7-11 kg, female weight 4-5 kg
The Maine Coon is arguably the largest cat in the world. Their body is long and muscular, with a broad chest, they have a large head and a long tail.
Maine Coon looks delightful: its coat is long and silky. The most popular color is brown tabby. But Maine Coons come in other colors: red, white, black, blue, and silver.