Is your home cat a small cat or a big cat? This post has come about because my neighbour’s cat is one of the biggest I have ever seen. It’s a super-fluffy Maine Coon and at times it looks like a tiny tiger! But it’s not the biggest breed of domesticated cat, that title goes to one of these amazing cats on this list…
American Bobtail Cat – Average Weight: 6.8 KG (15 lb)
If you see a pretty big cat walking down the road with a short stubby tail it is probably one of these and has been enjoyed in homes all over the world since the late 1960s!
Ragamuffin Cat – Average Weight: 7.3 KG (16 lb)
It was once simply classed as a Ragdoll cat but in 1994 it was officially separated in breed status from the Ragamuffin cat and is well-loved for its substantial size.
Cheetoh Cat – Average Weight: 7.6 KG (16.8 lb)
The Cheetoh breed of cat is much loved for its strong immune system which saves on vet bills and its fur which it sheds very little of making it perfect for a clean family home.
British Shorthair Cat – Average Weight: 7.7 KG (17 lb)
This is basically the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat. With its regal looks, upright stature and thick dense coat, the only thing it is missing is the British stiff upper lip!
Norwegian Forest Cat – Average Weight: 7.9 KG (17.5 lb)
While it might shed skin more frequently than a nest of snakes it is a much-loved breed especially for its large “fluffy” looks. This is a cat with a strong personality and build that makes sure it is a survivor even in the harsh Norwegian forests!
Ragdoll Cat – Average Weight: 8.6 KG (19 lb)
With its super-soft fur and light blue eyes, this cat is often considered one of the most beautiful. But people will also recognise this breed due to their limpness when being picked up, hence the Ragdoll name!
Chausie Cat – Average Weight: 9.1 KG (20 lb)
With its large eyes and ‘wild-cat‘ build, this is a fighter cat and is well-loved for their tigress cheekbones and deep wild eyes. It’s probably one of the best-looking fo these giant cats in my opinion.
Maine Coon Cat – Average Weight: 11.1 KG (24.5 lb)
While Rupert here is in the record books for being the longest cat from nose to tail tip it is extremely large for its breed. But whenever you see a larger than normal size cat walking around the neighbourhood it is probably one of these.
Siberian Cat – Average Weight: 11.3 KG (25 lb)
Also called a Moscow Semi-Longhair this breed varies from medium to medium-large in size, but it is often the cat breed that looks the biggest of the forest cats because its fur hangs looser on the body (while still remaining long) which shows off its strong, large frammed body.
Savannah Cat – Average Weight: 13.6 KG (30 lb)
While many cat breeders still insist on calling it a cross-breed this amazing breed is as wild as they get. Its tall, slim build means it looks much more like a wild cat than any other domestic breed in this list and that makes it highly sought after, but this also makes it one of the most expensive breeds in the world as well.