It is believed that cats are smaller in size than dogs. Although this is true to a large extent, not completely because we are going to introduce you to World’s 10 biggest domestic cat breeds which are bigger than dogs in size and many times more intelligent and faster than dogs. Some of these are also such that they belong to the world’s most ancient breed family. So let’s meet these biggest cats.
List of Biggest Domestic Cat Breeds
#1. Maine Coon
The first cat of this species was found in the United States, Maine Coon is considered one of the biggest domestic cats in the world. Its weight is more than 33 pounds. At the same time, Maine Coon cats found in black, blue, cream, and white color can usually grow up to 10 to 16 inches. But it has been found that in some cases the length of these cats reaches up to 40 inches.
By the way, this Maine Coon also has the title of ‘dog of the cat world’ because just like a dog, this cat is also very loyal to its owner. That is, these cats can mix very well with humans. Along with mixing with humans, these cats are also very intelligent. This cat is fully grown at 4 to 5 years of age.
Maine Coon cat can be twice as big as a common pet cat in size. At the time when these cats are growing up, at that time the weight of these cats increases by about 2 pounds every month. These cute-looking cats of large size are the oldest breed of cats in northern America.
Savannah cats are photogenic and look like a crossbreed of a leopard and a tiger. At the same time, the weight of these cats is more than 28 pounds. Living around 12 to 20 years, the length of these cats can be from 14 to 17 inches.
Let us tell you that the Savannah cat has the highest height among domestic cats in the whole world, due to which the name of a cat of this breed has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records since 2006. Although these cats may be big in appearance, but they like to play with humans. Even they like to do different types of adventures.
These large domestic cats are very loyal to humans and often enjoy playing in the water. In the same food, these big cats also like small fish to birds. However, if you want to adopt these cats, then you will have to pay a hefty amount.
#3. Siberian Cat
Siberian cats found in Russia can weigh up to 15 to 22 pounds. And their length can be from 10 to 12 inches. These cats have double-coated fur on their body i.e. twice as much hair as a common cat, which makes them look very large. Because of this quality, these cats can keep themselves safe even in cold climates.
By the way, the body of the Siberian Cat is very strong and these cats mix with humans very quickly. Although they like to spend most of their time with their owner. Cats that live for 10 to 18 years are bought by people to fulfill their hobbies.
By the way, the first cat of the Siberian cat breed was found in Russia only. At present, this cat is also the national cat of Russia.
#4. Norwegian Forest Cat
The first cat of the Norwegian Forest Cat breed was found only in Norway. Although these cats are found in Northern Europe. These cats are quite large in size as well as having a calm nature, but despite being calm, these biggest house cat breed are very agile and fast.
By the way, she spends most of her time sitting in the upper cupboard of the house. Apart from this, they spend their remaining time with humans. However, when an outsider comes to the house, these cats do not mix much with them. The feet of these large-sized cats are very large and can be from 9 to 12 inches in length.
At the same time, the hairs present on their body are water-repellent. Along with high places, these cats can also climb rocks very easily. In these big cats, the weight of a male can be 10 to 20 pounds and the weight of a female can be up to 8 to 18 pounds. And their age can be from 14 to 16 years. In some cases, diseases related to the kidneys and heart have also been found in these cats.
Ragdoll cats are believed to have originated in California. They are also known for their loyalty to their owner. Along with this, these cats are also very intelligent, and can easily learn any work as well as understand tricks. Many things can be taught to them with the help of toys.
Along with humans, Ragdoll cats get along very easily with animals. In appearance, the largest house cat is very muscular. Those with some spots on their head, while the eyes of these cats are round and blue. While their tail is very big.
By the way, when these cats are born, their color is white at that time. At the same time, as soon as they grow up, there are many changes in the color of these calm-natured cats. If we talk about their weight, then the weight of a female Ragdoll can reach 7 to 13 pounds and the weight of a male can reach 11 to 20 pounds. While these large-sized cats can grow up to 9 to 11 inches.
Ragamuffin is a cat that loves to be hugged by humans. This large size cat is found in different colors and different patterns, which mixes with humans very quickly and for this reason, this cat starts chasing its loved ones many times.
By the way, this beautiful-looking cat has colorful hair on its body, which looks somewhat like a rabbit. It is believed that these cats originated in the US. Along with being very muscular, it becomes fully grown at the age of 4 to 5 years.
Living for 12 to 16 years, these cats can grow up to 8 to 15 inches tall. By the way, the forehead of these cats is expansive and their ears are medium size.
Chausie cats can grow up to 7 to 14 inches in height, living for about 15 years. Actually, these cats are born after the reproduction of the species of Abyssinian and wild cats. For this reason, these cats are very fast and clever.
However, Chausie cats are also very energetic throughout the day. That’s why it is not easy to keep this largest domestic cat because they also need a lot of space to play. Due to so much energy, they can harm small children as well as play throughout the day.
These cats are found in India as well as throughout Southeast Asia. These big size cats are found in black and gray colors. There are also black stripes on their body.
#8. British Shorthair
The soft-spoken British Shorthair can weigh anywhere from 9 to 23 pounds. At the same time, their length can be from 10 to 12 inches. Like their soft voices, these cats become happy with less. They get along very easily with humans too.
But don’t go by their calm nature because these cats are very powerful. They have small ears, big size heads,s, and round big eyes.
The British Shorthair cat is believed to be one of the oldest cat breeds in the world. Those who have small hairs on their body. The body color of these cats can be gray, and blue as well as in some other colors as well.
#9. Turkish Van
The Turkish Van cat can grow from 10 to 14 inches in length, weighing from 9 to 26 pounds. These cats originated in Turkey, due to which they got this name. Although these cats are also known as swimming cats because these cats like to play in the water. That’s why before raising cats, it is kept in mind that there must be a pond, pool, or any kind of water source nearby.
Now it is obvious that if these cats like to swim in the water, then their body will also be very muscular. Apart from being good swimmers, these cats can also jump very long distances. By the way, apart from the tail and head, the whole body of these cats is white.
Turkish Van cats, which live for 12 to 17 years, become fully mature at the age of 3 to 5 years. Really this cat is very beautiful.
#10. American Bobtail
American Bobtail cats originated in the US, They weigh from 9 to 13 pounds and can grow up to 9 to 14 inches in length. Let us tell you that these cats are very loyal to their owner. Although these cats love to play very much. That’s why they are full of energy all the time and handling them is not in everyone’s capacity.
By the way, if you put aside the loyalty and energy of the American Bobtail, then these cats are also known for their tail which is very attractive to look at and that is why this cat got its name.
These cats, which live for 13 to 15 years, become fully mature at the age of 2 to 3 years. By the way, these cats are found in many colors, including chocolate brown, silver, gray, and black as well as colors like orange.
So these were the 10 biggest domestic cat breeds, which one did you like the most and which one would you like to have, you must tell us in the comments.