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Top 10 Largest Domestic Cat Breeds

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Cats come in all sizes, from miniature kitties to surprisingly big ones, so we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the largest domestic cat breeds. More to love, hug, and snuggle, these breeds, like all others, make wonderful companions, so maybe you want to welcome one of these larger-than-average felines into your household. Talk about having a mini panther or tiger walking around!

  1. Norwegian Forest Cat

Starting off our list of the largest cat breeds is the Norwegian Forest Cat. Hailing from Norway, these social kitties boast a beautiful double coat, and because they grow slowly, it could take five years for them to reach full size. Once grown, these big kitties can weigh more than 20 pounds. (Photo credit: Elisa Putti/Shutterstock)


  1. Maine Coon

You knew the Maine Coon would make this list, right? Possibly the most well-known of the largest domestic cat breeds, a gorgeous Maine Coon can weigh, on average, up to 18 pounds, but some can even weigh more than 20 pounds. Plus, these kitties are known for the length of their body. These muscular, friendly cats also love being around people, and they’re known for their intelligence. (Photo credit: alexavol/Shutterstock)


  1. Ragdoll

Another popular large breed is the Ragdoll, which is aptly named because these kitties love to just go limp when they’re in your arms so they can be totally relaxed. They make wonderful pets, as they are easygoing, and they enjoy snuggles with people. Work on those biceps, though, as holding these hefty felines can be tough after a while—they can weigh, on average, 10 to 20 pounds. (Photo credit: Light Hound Pictures/Shutterstock)


  1. Siberian

Siberian cats are known for their personality and their size. These sweet kitties, like so many other large breeds on this list, enjoy cuddling with their humans, and they’re also smart and playful. These felines can weigh 25+ pounds, and they also sport a beautiful double coat. (Photo credit: fantom_rd/Shutterstock)


  1. Ragamuffin

Yet another popular big breed is the Ragamuffin. These adorable cats have a calm personality, making them perfect family pets. They’re also intelligent and fun-loving, and they prefer being around people. When one of these furbabies is lying in your lap, though, you’ll really feel it, as they can weigh up to 20 pounds. (Photo credit: Zanna Pesnina/Shutterstock)


  1. Turkish Van

Featuring a big and heavy body, no list of the largest domestic cat breeds would be complete without including the attractive Turkish Van. On average, these kitties can weigh up to 20 pounds, and they’re active, loyal, and loving pets that like attention. Many of them even like water, which is why this breed is often referred to as the “swimming cat.” (Photo credit: Vadim Petrakov/Shutterstock)


  1. Chausie

A hybrid of the Jungle Cat and the Abyssinian, the Chausie is what you might call a huge cat, as these felines can weigh up to 30 pounds. These athletic and energetic kitties are also known for their long bodies, as well as their playful and loving personality. (Photo credit: Tania_Wild/Shutterstock)


  1. British Shorthair

The stocky British Shorthair is a quiet and sweet breed that doesn’t demand much, thanks to its independent personality. These cats are known for their round features, but they are also rather large, weighing, on average, up to 18 pounds. (Photo credit: Tatyana Maximova/Shutterstock)


  1. Pixie-Bob

The unique Pixie-Bob looks like a miniature bobcat (hence, its name), but it’s a large cat among domestic felines, as these kitties can weigh up to 17 pounds or more, on average. If you’re looking for a pet that will be playful, loving, fun, and social, the Pixie-Bob won’t disappoint. (Photo credit: Happysnapper2/Shutterstock)


  1. Bengal

Bengals look like little wild cats, and they’re also larger than other domestic feline breeds. Featuring a long, lean physique and weighing, on average, up to 18 pounds, these curious, intelligent, confident, and playful cats prefer being a part of the family. (Photo credit: EZvereva/Shutterstock)


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