This list of the world’s largest cats focuses on the domestic types. Tigers, lions and jaguars are also cats, but they are of the wild variety.
The Maine Coon Cat
This is the biggest domestic cat breed. Each can weigh between 10 to 20 lbs. The adult cat may reach a length of 40 inches. It can be as high as 16 inches. In spite of its size, the cat is good natured. It is noted for its fluffy coat. As the name suggests, the cat originated in Maine. But it isn’t clear just how it emerged.
A Savannah cat can weigh up to 20 lbs. One of its most distinguishing features is the hindquarters. It is higher compared to the shoulders. The cat emerged from the union of a domestic cat and a wild African Serval.
The cat has a striped or spotted coat. The cat has retained the appearance of a Wild Serval. It also has eye markings. Unlike other cats, it loves water.
The Rag Doll also belongs in the list of the world’s largest cats. An adult Rag Doll can weigh 20 lbs. It is characterized by a fluffy tail and its long hair. Unlike other cats, it doesn’t like to jump. The animal likes to stay near people, like a dog.
The Ragmuffin can also weigh 20 lbs. In terms of appearance, it is similar to the Rag Doll. Its short coat is its most distinguishing characteristic. The tail is fluffy and large.
The American Bobtail can weigh between 18 to 20 lbs. It has a bobbed tail. The hair is silky and short. It is characterized by its feline appearance. The animal can be friendly, although some can be quite aloof.
The Chausie is another large cat breed. It looks like a wild cat and is quite agile. The cat can weigh close to 20 lbs. The cat has upright ears. It is a hybrid cat just like the Savannah.
The average cat size is 5 to about 10 lbs (2.26 to 4.5 kg). 12 to 18 lbs (5.4 kg to 8.16 kg) are considered big. Some very large cats weigh 18 to 25 lbs (8.16 to 11.3 kg). Anything over 25 lbs is huge.
This list of the world’s largest cats centers on the breed size. The biggest cat on record is 48 niches long and weighs 36 lbs.