16 Large Cat Breeds

Largest Domestic & House Cats

I don’t know about you, but I love a big cat. One of the many reasons that I chose to get my amazing Siberian cat Alexei is because I knew he would become very large.

If you have the same idea as me, then you’ll be happy to hear that you have a lot of options when it comes to large cat breeds.

Most cats reach full size by 12 months, but some breeds, such as Siberians and Maine Coons will keep growing until they are 2. Let’s not waste any more time; here are the top large domestic cat breeds.

These fluffy felines are really something special. Known to be real gentle giants, they’re often referred to as the dogs of the cat world thanks to their unique Maine Coon personality.

Maine Coon

These fluffy felines are large cats with long fur. Norwegian cats tend to weigh between 12 and 16 pounds. However, as they are so furry, they can look quite a bit larger.

Norwegian Forest Cat

With a thick, luxurious coat, stunning Siberian colors, and the Siberian’s affectionate personality, this giant cat breed is well-suited to any home.


The British Shorthair cat is a medium to large-sized cat breed with large gold, orange, or copper color eyes, a short, broad nose, and a short to medium coat.

British Shorthair

They are similar to the Turkish Angora breed but are bigger-boned and larger. They also take longer to mature and may continue growing up to 5 years of age.

Turkish Van

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