The largest breed of domestic cats. Top-11( with photos)

10th place: Kurilian Bobtail is a Russian breed of short-tailed cat. The homeland of this breed is the Kuril Islands of Kunashir and Iturup, from there at the end of the 20th century the Kurilian Bobtail was brought to the mainland. The males of this breed reach a weight of 6.8 kg, the weight of females ranges from 3.6 to 5 kg.

9th place: Chartreuse is a short-haired breed of cats, recognized all over the world, except Great Britain, where it is considered a variant of the British shorthair. The breed received its name from the city of Chartres, was here in the Middle Ages breeding of these cats began. In Germany, this breed is called the Cartesian cat, becauseit is believed that it was held by the monks of the Order of the Cartesians. Chartreuse is a large, strong and muscular cat, which in France is often called a dog-cat, becauseChartreuse is very intelligent, responds to its name and can even learn how to bring objects to the master.
The weight of male Chartreuse is 6-7 kg, the weight of females is 4-5 kg.

8th place: Pixibob - artificially bred in the US breed of cats, the creators of which sought to make the domestic cat look like a red-haired lynx( English name - bobket).Pixibob, naturally, is less lynx, but is a fairly large breed of domestic cats. The weight of males varies from 5.4 to 7.7 kg, the weight of females from 3.6 to 5.4 kg.

7th place: Norwegian forest cat - breed of domestic semi-long-haired cats. Males weigh from 5 to 9.5 kg, females from 3.5 to 7 kg.

6th place: Turkish van or Turkish Van cat - one of the oldest breeds of domestic cats. This is a long-haired large cat with a muscular elongated body. The length of the males from the nose to the tip of the tail is from 90 to 120 cm, the height in the shoulders is 35-40 cm, weight from 6 to 9 kg. Females are smaller and weigh from 4.5 to 6 kg. The Turkish van today is one of the rarest breeds of cats.

5th place: Siberian cat is a well-known Russian breed of semi-long-haired cats named after their place of origin - Siberia. The weight of cat-Siberians from 6 to 9 kg, cats from 3.5 to 7 kg.

4th place: British cat .Depending on the length of the coat, the British cat is divided into two types: the short-haired, the most popular cat in the UK, and the long-haired( another name is Highlander).At the same time, both Britons have the same squat body structure with sizes from medium to large and the same body weight: 5-10 kg in males and 5-7 kg in females.

On the photo - British shorthair cat

3rd place: Ragdoll - breed of half-long-haired cats. The name of the breed is translated as "rag doll", becauseragdolls phlegmatically take any action in relation to them: they can be ironed, squeezed, laid in certain poses. The average weight of cats of this breed is from 6.8 to 9 kg, cats from 4.5 to 6.8 kg. Ragdoll is among the five most popular breeds of cats in the world.

2 nd place: Maine Coon is a large breed of domestic cats, whose ancestors lived on the farms of Maine( North-East America).Because of the original black with stripes of color and a big fluffy tail, they looked like raccoons - hence the second part of the name "coon", that is, "raccoon".Males of this breed can weigh from 6 to 15 kg, females from 4 to 6 kg. The height of Maine Coon can reach 41 cm. Maine Coon named Stewie in 2010 was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest cat in the world. From the nose to the tip of the tail, Stewie was 123 cm long.

in the photo - Maine Coon named Rupert and his hostess Kira Foster

1 st place: Savannah is not only the largest, but also the most expensive of the breeds of cats, derived by hybridization of the African serval and domestic cat. The breeding of this breed in the United States began in the early 1980s, and the first two kittens were born in 1986.Weight savannas can exceed 20 kg, and height - 60 cm. Distinctive features of the savannah - long legs, oblong slender body, large cup-shaped ears, derived from wild ancestors, as well as dense coat of spotted color. Savannahs are known for their high level of intelligence, calm character, curiosity and activity. Depending on the class and gender of the kitten, the price can vary from 4 to 22 thousand dollars.

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In this rating of the largest breeds of domestic cats, 11 breeds entered, males of which have an average body weight of more than 6 kilograms, i.ะต.a few dozen of the smallest breeds of dogs.

11th place: American Bobtail - a large breed of domestic cats, derived from wild North American cats. The weight of males is 5.4-7.2 kg, the weight of females is 3.2-5 kg.