Large Cat Breeds

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.

Perhaps I associate the larger size with him being cuddlier?

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.

The large cat breed generally weighs between 15 and 20 pounds at maturity. Females are on the lower end of the spectrum, but some males can grow to 25 pounds.

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

Typically the males are between 12 and 16 pounds, and females 9 to 12 pounds. As their bodies are more compact than Maine Coons they can appear smaller even if they weigh the same amount.


British shorthairs can weigh between 9 and 20 pounds—quite a broad range. Females will be at the lighter end of the scale.

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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