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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I've Heard of a new domesticated cat thats the size of a dog is this true? Does anyone know about this cat, I have not been able to find any info about it.

Thanks
post #2 of 20
I have never heard of that. Some cats get bigger then others. neo is bigger then most small dogs, but I have never seen a domistic kitty the same size as a big dog.
post #3 of 20
I too have never heard of a domestic cat that is the size of a large dog. Only the true wild cats would fit in that category.
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
Im not sure. My friend told me about the cat last night. He didnt know much except is what a big cat. I personally have 2 maine coons. Do you happen to know of any cats that would get larger then a maine coon? Whats neo?
post #5 of 20
Neo is a feral orange tabby. I think he is about the same size as a maine coon. Nimbus might end up being on largest cat is 8 monthes old and almost as big as neo.
post #6 of 20
I have a Maine Coon mix that is about 14 pounds last we checked. Why would you want a larger cat anyway? Just curious?

Amber the Bobcat a member on our board has a bobcat in his house- you can see pics of her in his postings, but she is in no way a domestic cat and shouldn't be viewed as such.
post #7 of 20
this is neo standing with me, he is around 19 pounds
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
My newest main coon(male) just turned 7 months and hes weighs 10 pounds. So I hope he will get big. Our other maine coon I belive is a dud. Hes 2 years old and weighs like 9 pounds. I dont know what happend to him. So I hope out newest kittin will turn out big.
post #9 of 20
7 monthes and ten pounds sound pretty good, he should end up being a pretty big kitty.
post #10 of 20
I wonder if your friend was talking about Savannah cats? They are a new breed that was developed by breeding African Servals with domestic cats, and they are larger than regular domestic cats. Click on this link for more information about them. http://www.afrikhan.net/whatis.htm
post #11 of 20
Just out of curiosity, I did a search. There have been several reports of an unknown type of big cat in Scotland. Here's one article:
http://www.bigcats.org/abc/sightings...sbigcat47.html
post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally posted by Lorie D.
I wonder if your friend was talking about Savannah cats? They are a new breed that was developed by breeding African Servals with domestic cats, and they are larger than regular domestic cats. Click on this link for more information about them. http://www.afrikhan.net/whatis.htm
The Savannah also showed up as a search result, as well as the Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest Cat, Ragdoll and Pixie-Bob. The day after Christmas, my husband and I were walking around town when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw what I mistook for a black cocker spaniel sitting on someone's stoop. When my husband exclaimed, "My God, look at the size of that cat!", I stopped and took a closer look. We were trying to figure out if the cat was a Maine Coon or a Norwegian Forest Cat when a man came out of the house. When asked, he said it was a Siberian cat, was from eastern Germany (we live in southwestern Germany), and weighed 26 lbs. It's not a new breed, but was virtually unknown in the West until the fall of the Iron Curtain. Maybe your friend was talking about a Siberian? They're still fairly rare in Western Europe, and perhaps aren't yet, or have only recently been, recognized as a breed in North America. This cat was huge, with semi-long, slightly wavy hair, completely black, with yellow eyes.
post #13 of 20
There was an Urban Legend going around some time ago about an 89lb cat. This by chance would not be what your friend might have heard about?

Here's a link (it's a fake..)

Dog sized cat
post #14 of 20
My cat Shane is about 30 pounds. He's big, but not as big as a large dog, or even a medium dog, however he's larger than my Pomeranian.
post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally posted by woodsygirl
There was an Urban Legend going around some time ago about an 89lb cat. This by chance would not be what your friend might have heard about?

Here's a link (it's a fake..)

Dog sized cat
I would be scared to have a kitty that big! if nimby was that big and he jumped on me he would knock me over
post #16 of 20
wow the world biggest kitty is only 41 inches tall! Hmmm maybe nimby will get big enough to bet that
post #17 of 20
Could it be a Servel cat? They are gaining popularity here in British Columbia, one was just "rescued" from a homeless woman, her and the cat were living out of her car.
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
After reading about the Savannah cats. I'm pretty sure thats what he was talking about. They look pretty neat. Has anyone had a chance to own one yet?
post #19 of 20
Quote:
Originally posted by Gus's Mom
Could it be a Servel cat? They are gaining popularity here in British Columbia, one was just "rescued" from a homeless woman, her and the cat were living out of her car.
That lady that claimed to be the owner of the Serval wasn't. The cat was stolen from somewhere in Kelowna. They are gaining more popularity since this happened. There is a breeder in Nanaimo asking $2800 per kitten. I would love to own one, but my yard is to small for such a big cat!
post #20 of 20
I think it is a cross-breed between a Serval and a domesticated cat.
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