Top 10 Amazing Largest Cat Breeds in the World You’ve Never Heard Of
The domestic cat is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. But, today we collected a list of largest cat breeds in the world.
They are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets or simply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other fields and felines. Breeding, in generally the action or process of bearing or generating, and broughtly is the reproduction that is producing of offspring, usually animals or plants.
Every person wish to have a pet. It is also a hobby to some people. So, now many person has a preference for the traits that they enjoy or value most in cat. Some of them prefer a tiny, teacup-size fluff ball and others like no-nonsense cats. Since cats were venerated in ancient Egypt.
Now if we talk about breeding, it may be Cats have a high breeding rate. Nothing could possibly stop you from adoring small cats. But large domestic cats are also cute, affectionate and playful.
Using the cat breeds data, here is set out to identify the heaviest cats breeds in the world, and ranked them based on their approximate adult weight.
Chausie is a large hybrid cat that developed by crossing between a jungle cat and domestic cat. Beginning in the 1990s, breeders started mating Abyssinians with the Jungle Cat of south-central Asia. Most Chausies are a little smaller than a male Maine Coon, but larger than a Siamese. Adult Chausie males typically weigh 9 to 15 pounds. Adult females are usually 7 to 10 pounds. An adult chausie’s height will be 14-18 inches and its duration of life span is 12-14 years.
A fully grown Chausie cat would weigh up to 15 lbs. This breed has an athletic body, deep chest, long legs and big ears. Chausie’s short to medium-length coat comes in three different colors- solid black, black grizzled tabby and black ticked tabby. As a healthy breed, Chausie won’t be affected by serious diseases. It’s comparable to breeding with ‘Bengal & Savana’. However, because Chausies are built for running and jumping, they tend to be built like basketball players. They are long-bodied and leggy. They often appear quite large, but they weigh less than one would expect.
Chartreux is originally from France a rare breed of beautiful domestic cat, is recognized by a number of registries around the world. The Chartreux is large and muscular (called cobby) with relatively short, fine-boned limbs, and very fast reflexes. The Chartreux is mentioned for the first time in 1558 by “Joachim du Bellay” in a poem. Typically, it weighting between 7-10 lbs female and male are 10- 15 lbs, it is also one of the largest cat breeds in the world. The major thing is that chartreux breed is slow and it takes 4 – 5 years to be the full size or adult.
Apart from the large size, They are known for their blue (grey) water-resistant short hair double coats which are often slightly nappy in texture (often showing “breaks” like a sheepskin) and orange- or copper-colored eyes. In case of temperament, Chartreux is very calm and love to be with the family. Even though generally a healthy breed, Chartreux is prone to few diseases, especially polycystic kidney disease.
8. Siberian Cat
The Siberian cat is a landrace variety of domestic cat, present in Russia for centuries, and more recently developed as a formal breed, with standards promulgated since the late 1980s. This exceptionally beautiful breed has been known in existence in Russia for almost 1000 years. The Siberian cat is also regarded as the national cat of Russia. Known to be an exceptionally agile jumper, the Siberian is a strong and powerfully built cat, with strong hindquarters and large, well rounded paws and an equally impressive large full tail. They have barreled chests and medium/large sized ears, large eyes, broad foreheads, and stockier builds than other cats. Their large round eyes give an overall sweet expression to their face.
In appearance, Siberian cat is a look large, strongly and steadily built breed. A fully grown male measure 11 to 16 lbs and female measure 8 to 11 lbs. Siberian cat grows slowly. They only reach their full size after 5 years.
7. Turkish Van
The Turkish Van is a semi-long-haired breed of domestic cat, which was developed in the United Kingdom from a selection of cats obtained from various cities of modern Turkey, especially Southeast Turkey. When fully matured, this large agile breed would weigh up to 16 lbs or more and female 12- 14 lbs. But, it takes 3-5 years by Turkish van to become a fully matured cat.
A Turkish Van may have blue or amber eyes, or be odd-eyed (having one eye of each color). When matured, the Turkish Van would have a long, well-built body with broad shoulders. This breed is also very energetic and active. They love to learn games, especially to play in the water.
6. Norwegian Forest Cat
The Norwegian Forest cat is a breed of domestic cat originating in Northern Europe. This natural breed is adapted to a very cold climate, with top coat of glossy, long, water-shedding hairs and wide variety of colors including black, blue, red, silver, golden, cream and brown woolly undercoat for insulation. A fully grown male Norwegian forest cat would weigh 16.5 lbs or more. Females are smaller than males, they measure between 7.7 to 8.8 lbs.
It is a big, strong cat, similar to the Maine Coon breed, with long legs, a bushy tail and a sturdy body. The breed is very good at climbing, since they have strong claws. The lifespan is usually 14 to 16 years, though kidney and heart diseases have been reported in the breed. Currently, the Norwegian Forest breed is very popular in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and France.
5. British Shorthair
The British Shorthair is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat, with a distinctively chunky body, dense coat and with broad face also the largest cat breed. Imported to Britain from Egypt in first century A.D, the British shorthair is one of the ancient cat breeds in the world.
The British Shorthair is a relatively powerful, sturdy and compact cat, having a broad chest, strong thick-set legs with rounded paws and a medium-length, blunt-tipped tail. The head is relatively large and rounded, with a short muzzle, broad cheeks (most noticeable in mature males, who tend to develop prominent jowls) and with deep coppery orange large round eyes. They are slow to mature in comparison with most cat breeds.
This breed typically weighs between males 9-17 lbs (4.1-7.7 kg) and females 7-12 lbs (3.2-5.4 kg). British Shorthairs have been developed in many other colors and patterns. Black, blue, white, red, cream, silver, golden and—most recently—cinnamon and fawn are accepted by all official standards.
The Ragdoll is a cat breed with blue eyes and a distinct color point coat. It is a large and muscular semi-longhair cat with a soft and silky coat and well known for its extremely calm nature. They are very loyal to the family. Ragdolls can also get along well with children and other pets. Ragdoll cats often are known as “dog-like cats” or “puppy-like cats” due to behaviors such as their tendency to follow people around.
Ragdoll is one of the largest domesticated cat breeds, with a sturdy body, large frame, and proportionate legs. A fully-grown female weighs from 8 to 15 pounds (3.6 to 6.8 kg). Males are substantially larger, ranging from 12 to 20 pounds (5.4 to 9.1 kg) or more. The medium-length, silky coat of Ragdolls comes in four main colors – chocolate, seal, blue and lilac. Sparkling blue eyes are also another defining feature of this breed. Ragdoll kittens are born white; they have good color at 8–10 weeks and full color and coat at 3–4 years. They live 15 to 25 years.
This large domestic breed is a variant of ragdoll. It is a variant of the Ragdoll cat and was established as a separate breed in 1994 and known for their good temperament. Ragamuffins are a muscular, heavy breed of cat needing approximately 4-5 years to fully mature. This breed can make a good companion for you.
A fully matured male ragamuffin cat would weigh up 15-20 lbs, where females weigh between 10 and 15 lbs. The physical traits of this breed include a rectangular, broad-chested body with shoulders supporting a short neck. The head is a broad, modified wedge with a moderately rounded forehead and a nose dip. But they look even bigger with their dense, silky, medium-long coat, which comes in every colors and pattern.
A Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and the serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. It is a large hybrid cat that weighs up to 8 – 20 lbs (3.6-9.1 kg) or more. Savannah is an active, confident and alert cat. They are taller than most domestic cats. This curious, active bred love to engage in adventurous activities, especially climbing.
One of the most interesting features of Savannah cats is their small cheetah like appearance. Their short coat comes in variety of patterns and colors. But the most popular one is golden color with black spots. Savannah need a lot of attention from the family. You should spend quality time to teach them games or other activities. Such a Savannah cat would make strong bond with the family.
1. Maine Coon
The Maine Coon is one of the most popular and largest domesticated breeds of cat in the world. It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America. The breed was popular in cat shows in the late 19th century. It is also the official state cat.
The Maine Coon is a large and sociable cat, hence its nickname, “the gentle giant.” It is characterized by a prominent ruff along its chest, robust bone structure, rectangular body shape, a silky flowing coat, and a long, bushy tail. When fully matured, a male Maine coon would measure 15 – 25 lbs or more.
Females are smaller than males and they weigh up to 12 lbs. It reputed for its intelligence and playful, gentle personality, the Maine Coon is often cited as having “dog-like” characteristics. The stunningly looking Maine coon has long, silky coat. The brown tabby pattern is the most commonly found coat color. But Maine coons also comes different other colors including red, white, black, blue and silver pattern.