The largest breeds of domestic cats

Perhaps there is a little indifferent to cats people. Someone loves these furry creatures, and someone allergic to caudate beggars. Nature gave cats good flexibility, reaction and plasticity, and cheated big size body. But in the world there are rocks, superior to the mass of even some of the dogs several times. Let’s carefully examine the largest breeds of domestic cats.

10 Kurilian Bobtail Weight up to 7 kg

Arctic cat, which is considered the birthplace of the Kuril Islands Iturup and Kunashir. Was brought to the “mainland” in the 80-ies of the last century. Feature of the Kurilian Bobtail is the lack of fear of water. But in spite of this, bathing a cat is not drawn. Is a good fisherman and well tolerates low temperatures. This breed is included in the list of the largest, will be a good choice for the future owner. Because the Bobtail would be his true friend. He is friendly, active, and in some aspects of behavior similar to a dog (bring a toy). Males can weigh up to 6.5 to 7 kg; females 3-5 kg.

9 Chartreuses to 7 kg

This breed is recognized all over the world except the UK. The islanders believe that Chartreuse is just kind of Shorthair British cats. First animal to breed in the French city of Chartres, where, in fact, gave its name to the breed. In Germany was called the Chartreuse Carthusian cat, in honor of odnoimennogo monks. This kind of like dogs: cats are strong, muscular, responded to her name, if desired, can learn to bring things. The males can weigh the Chartreuse, which occupies 9 place in the top of the largest breeds of domestic cats, is 6-7 kg, of females 4-6 kg.

8 Pixie-Bob Weight to 7.7 kg

Artificially bred species of cats. The task of breeders was to create a breed that outwardly would resemble a lynx. After several failed experiments, they succeeded. Crossed domestic cats with wild short-tailed cats. Received individual called Pixie-Bob, which translated to English means short-tailed fairy.

The breed that came top of the most big cats was officially registered in 1995. Most feline systems recognized the Pixie-Bob. But there are clubs of fans of cats refusing to confirm the existence of this breed. In their opinion, it was created against the nature. The weight of males reaches 5.5 to 7.7 kg, females 3-5. 5 kg.

Ragdolls 7 to 9 kg

The name of the breed means “rag doll” as the cat absolutely no resistance and in any responds to any action with her. It is possible to caress, to squeeze, to lay in any position.

Was bred by Ann Baker in the 60-ies of the last century in California. Looks like a Burmese cat but the Ragdoll broader chest, thicker legs, and a massive rear torso. This breed is included in the list of the largest in the world, is very much tied to the owner. The cat does not tolerate long loneliness and can understand human speech, perform basic commands. Males can weigh up to 6-9 kg, and females 4-6 kg.

6 Norwegian forest cat Weight-9.5 kg

Widespread in the Scandinavian countries. Versions about the origin of cats vary. But many agree that in the 16th century in Europe were imported Angora cats, later adapted to the wild conditions of nature. They have prehensile claws to climb trees, they learned to fish. Norwegian forest cat, considered to be one of the largest breeds in the world, has a sociable nature, curiosity, freedom. The size of males reaches 5-9. 5 kg, females — from 3,5 to 7 kg.

5 Turkish van Weight up to 9 kg

This breed of semi-longhair cats appeared in Turkey, near lake van in the Armenian highland. Is one of the oldest breeds of domestic cats. Has a muscular and elongated torso. Chest is broad, like a swimmer. The cat, which is considered a large breed, characterized by high energy and sociability. Loves to jump and run. Has a nice voice. Wang is not afraid of water, awash with pleasure. Only binds to a single host. Even if in the house a few people, Wang will highlight only one of them. Weight males: 6-9 kg Weight of female: 4-6 kg.

4 Siberian cat Weight up to 9 kg

For the first time about the Siberian cat, one of the largest domestic breeds mentioned in the records of the 16th century. Then they were called Bukhara. It is not known when and who brought cats from Bukhara to Siberia. It is assumed that Russian merchants brought the cats in a cold region with Asian countries, where at that time was an active trade.

The Siberian cat has muscular legs and the body is medium length, voluminous neck, round feet and a broad tail. A long maturing up to 5 years. Long and thick cat fur protects it from cold, snow and bad weather conditions. Weight of males from 6 to 9 kg and females 4 to 7 kg.

3 British cat Weight up to 10 kg

Breed, receiving the bronze medal of the rating of the largest domestic cats. Differ independence. They are called “cat for a businessman”. Easy to carry for a long period of loneliness. Unobtrusive: the cats of this breed will never ask for your hands to fawn on me. Strangers are treated with caution, usually keep a safe distance of 1-2 meters. Despite its large size, distinguished by its flexibility and plasticity. Good myshelova. “The British” are unpretentious in food: they need 150 – 200 grams of meat a day and clean water. Have a stocky body with a broad chest and straight back. Body mass of males is 6-10 kg, and females 5-7 kg.

2 Maine Coon Weight up to 15 kg

The Maine Coon is descended from cats that lived on farms North of the U.S. state — Maine. Similar in appearance to raccoons (powerful tail, specific color), which is why the second part of the breed’s name translates as “raccoon”. Literally — Maine Coon. Cats, who took silver in the list of most larger breeds are friendly and peace-loving disposition. Are accuracy and high intelligence. They are easy to teach and to train. Males of this breed can reach impressive sizes. Body weight cat — 6 – 15 kg, females — 5-6 kg.

1 Savannah Weight up to 20 kg

Is not only the largest but also the most expensive cat in the world. For the first time this breed brought in the early 80-ies of the last century. Crossed domestic cat and African Serval. The first offspring of Savannah appeared in 1986. Kitten two was born.

Cats of this breed have long legs and body, ears in the form of “bowls” and brindle coat color. Cat’s have a high IQ, docile nature, curiosity and great vitality. Find a common language with other Pets. The weight of the largest breeds of domestic cats up to 20 kg.