Large Cat Breeds just give you more cat to love and snuggle
The cats listed below are just some of the large cat breeds of the world. Although there are many cats that would fit into this category, there are too many to list.
PS - There is a difference between a large cat and an overweight cat!
The Maine Coon
The Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat breed. This large breed cat was established more than a century ago and is recognized by TICA as a championship breed. The Maine Coon is a friendly, fluffy cat that is people-orientated but not overly demanding of your attention. Truly the gentle giant of the domestic cat world! Mature males can weigh from 13-18 pounds and the mature females can weigh 9-13 pounds.
The Ragdoll is a large affectionate, semi-long haired cat with blue eyes. This large domestic cat breed was developed in the 1960's. The Ragdoll is happy to be around people and true to its name, will go limp when you pick him up. Mature males can weigh 15-20 pounds and the mature females weigh 10-15 pounds.
The Ragamuffin has a similar look to the Ragdoll cat and is also considered to be one of the largest domestic cat breeds. It has large expressive eyes and a soft silky coat. It is a very gentle and playful large breed cat. The mature males can weigh from 10-18 pounds and the mature females weigh from 9-18 pounds.
The American Bobtail
This large breed cat is well muscled and solid with a short tail. The American Bobtail is affectionate and gets along well with children and other pets. The mature males weigh 12-16 pounds and the mature females weigh 7-11 pounds.
The Chausie, pronounced "chow-see", is about twice the height of a normal domestic cat. TICA recognizes this large breed cat as an advanced new breed. The first cats of this breed were Jungle Cat hybrids, and were first bred in the late 60's and early 70's. The Chausie is extremely active and loves to run and jump.
This large breed cat was granted championship status in 1996 by TICA. The Siberian is a powerfully built cat that is able to jump exceptionally high. They adore humans and children.
The Savannah Cat
The Savannah was accepted by TICA for registration in 2001. This large breed cat is tall, lean and very graceful. It is also affectionate and enjoys energetic games where running and jumping are the main activities.
(Ragdoll and Ragamuffin photos courtesy of www.i-love-cats.com)
(Chausie cat breed photo Wikimedia commons, user Nowinsea)
(The Siberian is a 5 month old silver mackerel owned by Wikimedia user Jonathan)