8 Largest Cat Breeds In The World

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1. Savannah

Savannah cats are a hybrid breed resulting from the cross between a domestic cat and a serval. They are known for their tall, slender bodies and distinctive spotted coats. Savannahs can weigh between 12 to 25 pounds (5.4 to 11.3 kg) or more, with some males reaching even larger sizes.

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2. Ragdoll

Ragdolls are large, muscular cats with semi-long fur and striking blue eyes. They have a sweet and gentle temperament, often going limp when picked up, hence their name. Ragdolls typically weigh between 12 to 20 pounds (5.4 to 9 kg) or more, with males being larger than females.

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3. Scottish Fold

Scottish Folds are medium to large-sized cats known for their distinctive folded ears. While not the heaviest breed on this list, they have a substantial, rounded body and can weigh between 9 to 13 pounds (4 to 6 kg) or more.

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4. Norwegian Forest Cat

Native to Norway, Norwegian Forest Cats are sturdy, muscular cats with a dense double coat and tufted ears. They are well-adapted to cold climates and are excellent climbers. Norwegian Forest Cats can weigh between 13 to 22 pounds (5.9 to 10 kg) or more.

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5. Siberian

Siberian cats are large, powerful cats native to Russia. They have a triple-layered fur coat that helps them stay warm in cold climates. Siberians typically weigh between 13 to 20 pounds (5.9 to 9 kg) or more, with males being larger than females.

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6. Maine Coon

Known as the gentle giants of the cat world, Maine Coons are one of the largest domesticated cat breeds. They can weigh between 13 to 18 pounds (5.9 to 8.2 kg) on average, with some individuals reaching up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) or more. They have a long, muscular body, tufted ears, and a bushy tail.

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7. Chausie

Chausies are a hybrid breed resulting from the cross between a domestic cat and a jungle cat (Felis chaus). They have a sleek, athletic build and can weigh between 15 to 20 pounds (6.8 to 9 kg) or more. Chausies are known for their intelligence and high energy levels.

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8. British Shorthair

British Shorthairs are large, sturdy cats with a round face and dense plush coat. They have a calm and easygoing temperament and are known for their striking gold or copper eyes. British Shorthairs typically weigh between 9 to 18 pounds (4 to 8.2 kg) or more.

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