8 Large Cat Breeds That Make Cute and Colossal Pets

Norwegian Forest Cat

This big breed of fluffy cat comes from Norway, where it is called a Skogkatt, which means "forest cat." With all four paws on the scale, it weighs between 12 and 16 pounds, but because it has so much fur, it looks like it weighs more. 

Selkirk Rex

The Selkirk Rex is a big cat breed with curly hair that looks like a cuddly sheep or teddy bear. It comes from a strange place, almost as strange as its "wash-and-wear" fur. 


This spotted cat looks a lot like its wild cat cousin, the ocelot. Its spots and slim, athletic body can help us figure out where it came from.The Abyssinian and the Siamese were the original parent breeds, and then the American Shorthair was added.

Turkish Van

As you might guess from its name, this cat is from Turkey. It is an old breed with a hair that is all white except for the head, the tail, and one spot on the body. 


The Manx has a lot going for it besides its cute round face and big cheeks. This cat without a tail is very friendly and cute.This breed is so much fun. They are so friendly, playful, and funny.

Maine Coon

Maine's official cat, the Maine Coon, is scarce. According to CFA judge and Maine Coon Cat Breed Council secretary Bethany Colilla, these charming giant house cats are terrified of their shadows and have little voices that trill and chirp. 


Siberians, a powerful giant cat breed from Russia, may weigh more than the gigantic Maine Coon. "It isn't unusual for a fully grown adult male to weigh as much as 25 pounds, but typically they run 12 to 16 pounds and females nine to 12 pounds."


This big cat breed weighs between 10 and 20 pounds, wants to be with people, and acts like a dog. They will probably follow their owner around the house and even come running when their name is called.

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