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Top 5 Biggest Domestic Cats

And by big cats we don’t mean lions and tigers, although those are awesome too, but we’ll take a look at domestic pets. What if you just want more to love? check out this list.

5. Siberian

Siberian award winning cat Alexandra

Siberian Forest Cats originate from Russia, their thick and long coats protect them from cold climates. These cats can get pretty large and many current long hair breeds are said to date back to this mega kitten.

4. Norwegian Forest Cat

Norwegian Forest Cat Jami

Closely related to the Siberian cat, the Norwegian Forest cat shares many of its characteristics. It is said that these cats where introduced by Vikings around 1000 AD. Like the Viking warrior, this cat is big. Chihuahuas better step aside when this gentle giant comes around

3. Maine Coon

Maine Coon

There are many legends about this impressive Goliath. One story states the Maine Coon is a crossbreed between a Lynx and a Raccoon.  But the real origin lays in crossbreeds between big long-haired domestic cats. These big cats are know for their sweet and gently character.

2. Rag-doll

Big Ragdoll

Rag-dolls are one of the biggest breeds around. It takes a kitten 3 years to grow to its mature size. Introduced in the 1960 by Ann Baker, said to be a crossbreed between an Angora and an unknown or possibly wild breed. There are few cats that come close to these mega-furrballs.

1. Savannah F-1

At the top of the list we find the Savannah F-1. This cat is HUGE. Its a bit of a cheater, its a domestic cat, but with a wild background. A Siamese cat was crossbred with an African (wild) Serval cat. This breed has only recently been accepted as an official breed, and its probably the large domestic kitty around. The Savannah can get as big as a good sized dog and you better not mess with this puss. Unlike many other cats, Savannah’s usually love water, can be walked on a leash and come close to dogs in behavior. Most Savannah owners report that they are very gently and loyal companions, but don’t forget that this domestic cat can still be  “wild” at heart. Not bad for a house cat!

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The size of a any specific cat will also depend on their heritage and gender, there are some Maine-coons that get bigger than Rag-dolls and vice versa.

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