The 20 Largest Cat Breeds In The World

I leave you with the largest cat breeds in the world , one of the most popular domestic animals in all nations and that we normally associate with the small and defenseless, but in some cases they can measure up to 150 cm or weigh 15 kilos.

You may have seen a lot of viral images, videos or memes where you see overweight cats. And it is that according to a study, half of the cats in the United States are overweight. However, in this post we are not talking about fat cats, but breeds that are huge.

The largest cat breeds in the world

20- Carthusian

The Carthusian originated in Turkey and Iran, but was brought to France during the Crusades. It is among the oldest known cat breeds.

It is characterized by having a bluish coat and eyes with orange or copper tones. Its limbs are strong, but thin compared to the rest of its body. Furthermore, although he is muscular and robust, he is flexible and agile.

Regarding their dimensions, females weigh between 3 and 6 kilograms and males are around 4 and 8 kilograms. In addition, they measure 18 to 28 centimeters in length.

19- Turkish Van

The Turkish Van originated from Lake Van in Anatolia, Turkey. A legend says that they came to this place after the Universal Flood from Noah’s ark. For this reason, it is one of the oldest and most ancient races in the world.

It is characterized by having a fluffy, cottony coat. Also, its body is very strong and slightly elongated.

Regarding their dimensions, females weigh between 5 and 6 kilograms and males are around 7 kilograms. In addition, they measure from 22.8 to 28 centimeters in length; but some have reached a meter in length.

18- Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold originated in Scotland, United Kingdom. It was born from the crossing of a white lop-eared cat with a British short-haired one.

It is characterized by having a robust, compact and muscular body. Its fur is dense and soft, which allows it to isolate itself from the cold. Also, its small ears are folded down.

Regarding their dimensions, they usually weigh between 2 and 6 kilograms. Females measure between 15 and 20 centimeters, while males reach 20 to 25 centimeters in length.

17- LaPerm Cat

The LaPerm cat originated from a barn in Oregon, United States. The first kittens were born bald and did not develop their fur for a few months. For this reason, they are considered hypoallergenic, since they do not shed hair.

They are characterized by having a strong and fibrous body. However, its marked musculature is hidden under its fur. Her eyes are oval and with tones according to her long and curly coat.

With regard to their dimensions, the females weigh between 3 and 4 kilograms and the males are around 4 and 6 kilograms. In addition, they measure 25 to 30 centimeters in length.

16- Korat

The Korat originated in the Thai province of Cao Nguyen Khorat. It is one of the oldest breeds, since the manuscripts of 1350 describe these kittens.

It is characterized by being slim, muscular and strong. His sweet face is shaped like a heart. In addition, their eyes are large, round and of an intense green color.

Regarding its dimensions, they usually weigh between 3 and 4.5 kilograms, which is why it is among the lightest breeds. The females measure between 20 and 30 centimeters, while the males reach 35 centimeters in length.

15- Exotic shorthair cat

The exotic shorthair cat was established as a breed in 1967. It was born from the cross between British and American shorthair cats with Persians.

It is characterized by having a robust complexion and a short, but dense coat. She has eyes of intense and pure colors, generally they match her hair. Interestingly, their head, ears, forehead, and eyes are rounded in shape.

With respect to its dimensions, it usually weighs between 3 and 6 kilograms. In addition, they measure 25 to 30 centimeters in length.

14- Siberian

The Siberian cat originated in eastern Russia and Ukraine. She was born a thousand years ago and they were pets of the nobles of Imperial Russia.

It is characterized by its lush coat divided into three layers, which allow it to withstand low temperatures. In addition, its body is large, strong and compact.

Regarding their dimensions, they usually weigh between 4 and 11 kilograms. Females are between 20 and 25 centimeters long and males reach 30 centimeters in length.

13- Snowshoe

The Snowshoe It originated in Philadelphia, United States, during the 50s and 60s. It was born from the cross between Siamese, British and American short-haired cats.

It is characterized by having very white legs like socks, huge blue eyes and a ā€œVā€ -shaped hairline on its face. In addition, its body is slim and elongated.

With regard to its dimensions, it usually weighs between 4 and 11 kilograms. While the females measure between 20 and 25 centimeters, the males reach 30 centimeters in length.

12- Nebelung

The Nebelung originated in the United States in the mid-1980s. It was born from two cats, Siegfried and Brunhilde, both of which resembled the Russian Blue but with a semi-long coat.

It is characterized by having a strong complexion, very balanced and well proportioned. Its limbs are flexible and very agile. Their piercing eyes have a blue or green hue with almond-shaped glints.

With regard to their dimensions, the females weigh between 3 and 4 kilograms and the males are around 4 and 6 kilograms. In addition, they are approximately 35 centimeters in length.

11- Chausie

The Chausie originated in Egypt. In fact, it was born from the cross between domestic and wild cats.

It is characterized by having a slim and slim figure, it is also long and muscular. Their eyes are large and oval and have a yellowish green hue. Its coat is short, dense and close to its body. Its color ranges from black or silver, to brindle brown.

With regard to its dimensions, it usually weighs between 6.5 and 9 kilograms. In addition, they measure from 36 to 46 centimeters in length

10- American curl

The American Curl originated in Lakewood, California. It was the result of a spontaneous mutation of the first two pups of kittens.

It is characterized by having upturned ears. Their eyes are large and rounded, with shades ranging from yellow, to green or blue. Their fur can be of any length, but it is always fine and lustrous.

With respect to its dimensions, it usually weighs between 3 and 5 kilograms. The females measure between 40 and 45 centimeters, while the males reach 50 centimeters in length.

9- Norwegian forest cat

The Norwegian Forest Cat comes from the impenetrable Scandinavian territories. Although the breed was accepted in 1930, its history dates back to Norse myths and legends.

It is characterized by looking like a small lynx. Its coat has two layers, the upper one is long and silky. The other is dense and so woolly that it maintains your body heat. 

With regard to their dimensions, the females weigh from 3 to 5 kilograms and the males are around 4 and 6 kilograms. In addition, they measure about half a meter in length.

8- Somali

Somali originated in the Horn of Africa, to the east of the continent. He was born in the 1940s, and was brought by British breeder Janet Robertson, to countries such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and North America.

It is characterized by having a bushy tail, large almond-shaped eyes and large pointed ears. It is generally called the fox cat, due to its physical similarities with this animal. 

With regard to their dimensions, they usually weigh from 3.5 to 7 kilograms. In addition, they measure just over half a meter in length.

7- Selkirk rex

The Selkirk rex originated in the United States, specifically Minnesota. She was born in 1988, being the product of the crossing of a curly-haired cat with a Persian.

It is characterized by having a lean, muscular and slender body. Although their limbs are very strong, they are also flexible. Its tail is of medium length, considerable thickness and ends in a round tip. In addition, its fur is extremely curly, hence its name “rex”.

With respect to its dimensions, it usually weighs between 4 and 7 kilograms. In addition, they measure about half a meter in length.

6- Savannah

The Savannah originated in the United States. It was born from the cross between domestic cats and the African serval. 

It is characterized by having a slender and fibrous body. Its limbs are slender, agile and elongated, this gives it an elegant appearance. It has almond-shaped eyes that present brown, greenish or grayish tones. 

With regard to its dimensions, it weighs 6 to 10 kilograms and measures between 50 and 60 centimeters, although it can be larger. In addition, its tail is thin and of considerable length. The ears are its hallmark, as they are large and have a pointed end.

5- Bengal

The Bengal is found from Pakistan and the Philippines, to Sumatra and Mongolia. It was born from the cross between a domestic kitten and a leopard cat, the latter is found in the wild.

It is characterized by having a broad and rounded head, a strong and powerful jaw. Her eyes are large and almond shaped, which give her a fierce appearance. Regarding their dimensions, the females weigh 3.5 kilograms and the males are around 8 and 9 kilograms. In addition, they measure 68 centimeters.

4- Ragdoll

The Ragdoll originated in the United States, specifically California. Although this happened in 1960, the breed was not recognized after ten years. It is the result of the cross between an angora cat and a sacred male from Burma.

It is characterized by having a strong and large appearance; however, their proportions are harmonious because they have shapely legs. With regard to their dimensions, the females weigh from 3.6 to 6.8 kilograms and the males are around 5.4 and 9.1 kilograms. In addition, they measure 90 centimeters.

3- Mountain

The mountain is the ancestor of the kittens that today live in our homes. This feline is wild and inhabits the forests of all continents, except Oceania.

It is characterized by having a coat between brown and gray. It also has a striped or mottled pattern. It has a dense, thick satin look and a medium length.

Regarding their dimensions, the females weigh from 3 to 5 kilograms and the males are around 5 and 8 kilograms. In addition, females measure between 40 and 77 centimeters and males from 43 to 91 centimeters.

2- Maine coon

The Maine coon originated in the United States, specifically Maine. Their long-haired ancestors had come from Europe and Asia around 1850 and they mated with local cats to give the breed we know today. 

It is characterized by having a broad chest, a square head, large ears and a long tail. With regard to their dimensions, the females weigh from 4.5 to 6.8 kilograms and the males are around 6.8 and 11 kilograms. In addition, they measure 1 meter in length.

1- Ashera

The Ashera originated in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century, in the Lifestyle Pets laboratory. It is born from the crossing of the African serval, the Asian leopard and a domestic cat. It is characterized by having a tone cream and distinctive brown spots. Their eyes can have green or honey colors.

His physical complexion is robust and strong, he looks extremely beautiful in every movement. Regarding their dimensions, they weigh from 12 to 15 kilograms. In addition, they measure 130 to 150 centimeters in length.

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