Unlike dogs, all cats are more or less the same size, but then again, there are Irish wolfhounds who could probably swallow most of the cats whole. Either way, domestic cats have big breeds, too, not counting tigers and lions, of course.
If you’re a fan of giant cats, you’ll love this list of the largest cat breeds. Which one strikes your fancy the most?
1. Maine Coon
The Maine Coon is by far one of the largest cat breeds in the world, if not the largest. These fluffy boys and girls weigh between 8 to 25 lbs. Compared to other breeds, they’re very smart and have a peaceful disposition.
2. Savannah cat
The great-grandfather of the savannah is an actual serval, a wild African cat. You can easily see the family resemblance. These lean and mean hunters can weigh over 20 lbs. Needless to say, your house mice wouldn’t stand a chance.
The lovely mix of the Abyssinian cat and the reed cat inherited the appearance from its wild ancestor and the affectionate disposition from the domesticated one. Chausies are quite exotic, but they do fall under the definition of a large cat with their hefty 7-15-lbs bods.
Okay, enough of the hybrids. Let’s look at something cute and fluffy — the Ragdoll. It’s a super chill breed, as the name suggests, and it can grow to weigh 8-20 lbs, but it will still be playful and full of grace. This cat is ideal for a family with children, just make sure the kids don’t harm it.