Larger than life, and with personalities to match.
1 - Savannah
The beautiful Savannah cat
The tallest on record stood just over 1 foot 5 inches from shoulder to toe! Many push 20lb in weight. This is down to the fact that they have been bred from Servals, large cats from Africa. As the generations proceed, the cats become more like normal domestic cats in size.
2 - Maine Coon
The Maine Coon cat - most popular of the large breeds in the US
The largest of the non-wild cat hybrids. Regularly measure up to 3 foot 6 inches, and weigh between 18 and 25 pounds.
The Norwegian Forest Cat - great size and amazing fur coat
Similar to the Maine Coon, and weighing up to 23 pounds.
4 - Ragdoll
An adult Ragdoll cat sporting her luxurious thick long coat
Fluffy, cuddly, friendly cats, but very muscular too. They weigh up to 20lb.
5 - Highlander
A highlander cat: new kid on the block
Not yet formally recognised as a breed: these things take time, and this is a ‘new’ type of domestic cat, the result of many years’ selective breeding. There are long- and short-haired varieties, and they weigh up to 24lb.
A British shorthair cat - she'll grow big enough to handle rough play with a dog like this!
Not oversized – maximum weight around 18lb – but the most popular above-average-size breed in the UK, and now commonly kept worldwide.
7 - The non-pedigree house cat
Standard black and white house cat - available in all sizes!
Given that all possible cat genes can be found in the ‘alley cat’ gene pool, it shouldn’t be so surprising when a monster emerges! A big, cuddly, furry monster, we hasten to add. Non-pedigree cats truly come in all shapes, sizes and colors.