There are hundreds of breeds of cats. But without a doubt, the ones that attract the most attention are those known as giant cats. They are spectacular both for their size and their beauty. So here you have the giant cat breeds in the world.

Maine coon

Maine coon Cat

His name refers to the State of Maine (USA), where he is from, and raccoon (in Spanish). A male can be 70 centimetres long and weigh 11 kilos (females are somewhat smaller). Their enormity should not be scary since they are cute and playful cats, with a characteristic that makes them unique: their ability to meow in different textures and tones.

Ragdoll

Ragdoll Cat

The ‘ragdoll’ cat is docile, calm, sleepy, and highly intelligent. There are several races, such as Burmese, Persian, and Siamese. They take three years to reach their full physical development. A male Ragdoll can weigh between 5.4 and 9 kilos and measure 90 centimetres in its adult stage, while the weight of the female ranges between 4.5 and 6.8 kilos.

Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin Cat

It is an improved version of the Ragdoll in terms of character. They have a life expectancy of between 12 and 16 years, reaching a weight of up to 7 kilos in adulthood, although there are cases of specimens weighing up to 14 kilos. They are very homemade and playful, so they are ideal for keeping children company.

Cheetah

Cheetah Cat

They are very similar to a leopard. When they reach adulthood, they can weigh 10 kilos and be about 12 inches tall. Unlike the previous breeds discussed, the Cheetoh has a short coat, and they are very active and athletic cats.

Turkish Van

Turkish Van Cat

This breed is native to Lake Van (Turkey). It is a dominant cat that adapts perfectly to changes in temperature. Although it is not very tall, it stands out for its robustness. It reaches 8 kilos as an adult.

Norwegian Forest

Norwegian Forest Cat

These cats are endemic to Scandinavia. Hence their long fur protects them from the low temperatures of the Scandinavian countries. An adult male reaches 9 kilos in weight.

Chausie

Chausie Cat

Its rugged appearance resembles a puma but is more minor. Chaise cats weigh between 6 and 9 kilos and are very active. Be careful, it is a cat that needs a lot of attention, so it can cause significant damage at home if it gets boring.

Highlander

Highlander Cat

Cat with huge eyes and strange ears. Despite his threatening appearance, he is very docile and affectionate. It would be best if you had a lot of company and tranquility because you tend to suffer from stress. As an adult, it can weigh 9 kilos.

British shorthair

British shorthair

The oldest English cat breed stands out for its thick fur, protecting it from low temperatures. He is a skilled hunter, loves to feel loved and pampered, and gets along very well with other cats and dogs. As an adult, it reaches 8 kilos in weight.

Selkirk Rex

Selkirk Rex Cat

Its main characteristic is its wavy hair, which can be long or short. They are very muscular cats with a friendly nature, reaching 7 kilos as adults.