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The 5 Largest Domestic Cat Breeds



A Savannah cat named Fenrir recently took the Guinness World Record for being the tallest living domestic cat, standing 18.84 inches. Meanwhile, a Maine Coon cat named Stewie once held the record for the longest cat, measuring 48.5 inches long.


There’s something undeniably fascinating about large domestic cats– perhaps because there’s more to love?! So, if you’ve ever wondered what the largest domestic cat breeds are, you’re in the right place! Does your cat have a chance at the next world record?


Maine Coon


Maine Coon cats are one of the largest domestic cat breeds and can weigh up to 18 pounds, though some have been known to weigh over 20 pounds! Originating in New England, these cats have thick, luxurious coats to keep them warm in cold weather.


Their coats come in a variety of colors and patterns, including tabby and solid colors. They have large, tufted paws, square muzzles, and large, tufted ears. Their thick, luxurious coats require regular brushing to keep them free of mats. Maine Coons are known for their friendly, gentle nature and their intelligence.


Savannah


The Savannah cat is a hybrid breed created by crossing a domestic cat with a wild African serval cat. The result is a striking long-legged, lean cat with large ears. They often have amber or green eyes, and their coat may be striped, spotted, or tawny. Savannah cats may weigh anywhere from 12 to 25 pounds and often measure 20 to 22 inches long.


These cats are coveted for their resemblance to wild cats, but their temperament makes them great pets. They are curious, friendly, and affectionate. However, they tend to be quite active. Providing toys and playtime is paramount for preventing boredom.


Ragdoll


The Ragdoll is a large, affectionate cat that weighs between 10 and 20 pounds. This breed gained its name thanks to its docile temperament. These cats are highly affectionate, calm, and gentle, making them excellent family pets.


Ragdolls are known for their thick, fluffy coats and distinctive coloration. They typically have white, cream, or fawn-colored bodies, with darker coloration around the face and ears, and tail. They are also known for their large blue eyes.


Siberian Forest Cat


Siberian Forest Cats originated in Russia and are known for their friendly disposition and thick, fluffy coats. They are sturdy, muscular cats that may weigh up to 20 pounds. They have tufted ears, and their fluffy coat consists of three layers of fur to keep them warm in harsh clients. At a glance, they look similar to Maine Coon cats, but the Siberian Forest Cat’s round head and round eyes make it possible to distinguish between the two breeds.


These hardy cats are very friendly but also independent. They are intelligent and playful and have an affinity for climbing. They are typically confident among children and other pets, making them great cats for families!


Bengal


Bengal cats are a large and athletic breed that can weigh up to 15 pounds. Their stocky build, large triangular heads, and distinctive spots or marbled coat patterns make these domestic cats resemble wild animals.


Despite their wild appearance, Bengal cats are very friendly and affectionate. They tend to be quite active and require plenty of mental stimulation and physical activity. Bengals are also very intelligent. If you bring a Bengal cat into your home, make sure to provide plenty of playtime and exercise (perhaps even walks on a leash) to keep them entertained!


How does your cat measure up to these large breeds? Will they be taking home any Guinness World records?

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