Top 12 Largest Cat Breeds in the World

American Bobtail:American Bobtails can also grow quite large, males often weigh up to 16 pounds and have a height of around 10 inches. 

Bengal:Bengals are a popular breed of cat that are hybrids of domestic cats, usually the Egyptian Mau, and the Asian leopard cat, a spotted wild cat. 

Norwegian Forest Cat:Male Norwegian Forest Cats tend to weigh as much as 16 pounds. In rare cases, they’ve been recorded weighing up to 22 pounds!

Ragamuffin:Ragamuffins haven’t always been one of the largest cat breeds in the world. In fact, it wasn’t until the late 20th century that they were even considered a breed! 

Maine Coon:The Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat breed in the world! The official cat breed of Maine, the Maine Coon is one of the oldest cat breeds native to North America – and it’s also one of the largest. 

Persian:Persian cats are arguably one of the most recognizable cats in the world. After all, few breeds share this fancy feline’s glam. Known for their long coats and large heads with short muzzles.

Ragdoll: They have a large, muscular body and thick fur that can come in a variety of colors and markings.

Turkish Van:Males can grow to be up to 20 pounds, while females are notably smaller and weigh up to 12 pounds. 

 Chausie:Chausies were developed by breeding jungle cats with domestic cats. As such, they’re one of the largest cat breeds in the world.

Savannah:Savannahs are large cat hybrids bred from servals, a large wild cat native to Africa, and domestic cats, usually Siamese cats.

British Shorthair: British Shorthairs can be up to 14 inches tall and weigh up to 17 pounds. One British Shorthair, named affectionately after Nicolas Cage, weighs in at 19 pounds. 

Siberian:Siberian cats are also one of the world’s longest cats. Their body often reaches 18 inches long, with fluffy tails adding on even more length. 

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