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Biggest cat breed?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hello there!

I have a question to ask, since I really wasn't able to get enough information from around here... but anyway...

I watched a show about cats and their breeds and they represented some breed which was appereantly pretty big (physicaly), large, tall and such. I did write the breeds name down but somehow I lost it and now I'm searching ever since.

I know it's not much info, but that's the main characteristic - pretty big cats.

I hope you'll be able to help me out... Perhaps name the biggest cat breeds... dunno....

Thank you very much!
post #2 of 13
There are several especially large breeds...

Here are a few I know of:
Maine Coon
Ragdoll
Pixie-Bob
Chausie
post #3 of 13
One that was left off the list by Nekochan:

Norwegian Forest Cat

Lynda
LynsGems Persians
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yes! Thank you very much...

I think it was either Maine Coon or Chausie... I know my memory is pretty bad. But still thanks!
post #5 of 13
I believe Savannahs are the largest breed of cat. They are hybrids of the African Serval. They are still not a fully recognized breed but have achieved Advanced New Breed status with TICA.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals View Post
I believe Savannahs are the largest breed of cat. They are hybrids of the African Serval. They are still not a fully recognized breed but have achieved Advanced New Breed status with TICA.
When I had my web site, I had a daily animal facts from PPC every day I had a new fact, and it said that ragdolls were the largest breed (I had thought MC
were) But, it said that ragdolls were. A friend of mine has a record book, and at the time it was published the largest cat (on their records) was a male ragdoll.
Mabey it has some thing to do with not being fully recognized? Mabey the largest recognized breed is ragdoll, but the largest breed is savannahs?
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by celestialrags View Post
When I had my web site, I had a daily animal facts from PPC every day I had a new fact, and it said that ragdolls were the largest breed (I had thought MC
were) But, it said that ragdolls were. A friend of mine has a record book, and at the time it was published the largest cat (on their records) was a male ragdoll.
Mabey it has some thing to do with not being fully recognized? Mabey the largest recognized breed is ragdoll, but the largest breed is savannahs?
I've seen some Savannahs at the shows. They are huge.
The african servals are 45 lbs, sometimes larger, so 25 to 30 lbs for a Savannah is not out the question.
I know Ragdolls are big, but do they get that big?
The Savannah is such a new breed, there probably aren't alot of stats out there about them.
post #8 of 13
If they were talking more about common breeds, it might have been the Maine Coon. That is the first one that comes to mind. I don't think Chausie is very common so I don't know if it would have been one mentioned. But then again, I have no idea what you were watching, never know. But just for the more common breeds I think Maine Coon is one of the largest.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals View Post
I've seen some Savannahs at the shows. They are huge.
The african servals are 45 lbs, sometimes larger, so 25 to 30 lbs for a Savannah is not out the question.
I know Ragdolls are big, but do they get that big?
The Savannah is such a new breed, there probably aren't alot of stats out there about them.
Absolutely not
That's why I was asking if it had something to do with them not being recognised, mabey the "PPC fact" only included the ones recognised, I personally have never seen one (well one at a show, but I couldn't get near it, it had a rather large crowd) I knew they got big, but I wasn't sure of how big they got. I raise ragdolls, and for now, that's all I know any thing about
One person on the sites got a couple kittens (and the mother ragdolls) and she saw a g-father and he weighed 28 pounds, I don't think that's very common though I haven't seen any THAT big. I sold a kitten to a lady on this site, and he is now 8 months and weighs in at 11.5, I think she said, he will get pretty big, but I seriously doubt he will get any where as big as 30+ pounds. (the males do average 20-25 lbs)
post #10 of 13
The current guiness book of world records biggest cat is a maine coon. And I doubt very much that Pixie Bobs are on the list...weren't they touted to be the world's smallest breed???
post #11 of 13
I don't think so. Male pixie bobs average 16-22 lbs and female 8-12. It think the 'pixie' in their name is a reference to how they're like miniature bobcats.

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76630
post #12 of 13
In the 80's the Ragdoll breed was featured in the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest breed, since then I know the past largest breed has been the Maine Coon. I don't know if since then it has changed.
It is my opinion that this is a hard suggestion to make. Both breeds, The Maine Coon and Ragdoll, are slow at maturing, taking a few years to reach full growth and each line may be different, some lines may be larger than other lines within the breed. I have seen both breeds up close, at cat shows, but most of the cats at the cat show are young adults, not full grown at that time, so those looking at the cats at cat shows may be looking at an 18 month old cat, that has yet to reach full size.
A breeder may lose size at some point, if they begin to work on something for their program, such as eye color or coat, if the size is lost, it would be needed to be worked towards again.
I think many of the breeds mentioned should be considered large breed cats, and a large average of the individual breeds would have to be covered to know for sure which breed would be considered the largest.
There is a huge myth in my opinion on the size Ragdolls get, some sites quoting 25-30lbs for Male Ragdolls, and around 5 lbs less for females, this is not the average. My neutered 5 year old male stays between 16-18 lbs depending on the season. I have queens ranging in size of 12 lbs-15lbs, and our intact males again around 15 lbs. I know of Ragdoll breeders with smaller and larger breeding cats, but typically the 25-30 lb Ragdolls are rare.
post #13 of 13
Siberians are another large, but not the largest, breed of cat. My 6 month old male is already 10 lbs. The are healthy, hardy, loyal cat.
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