Some people would like to own wild cats like tigers and lions because they are big kitties. Since this is not possible, the next best thing is to have one of these big cat breeds instead.

Here is the list of 20 Large and biggest cat breed in the world.

Maine Coon, American Bobtail, Ragamuffin, Siberian Cat, British Shorthair Cat etc are some of the largest ones.


The Maine Coon breed is one of the oldest natural cat breeds in the United States.

Maine Coon Quick Facts

  • Scientific Name: Felis Catus
  • Length: Up to 48 Inches
  • Height: 10 to 16 inches
  • Weight: 13 to 18 Lbs (Male), 8 to 12 Lbs (Female)
  • Lifespan: 10 to 13 years
  • Fun Facts: This breed is rumored to have raccoon ancestry

They are also the most popular cat breed when it comes to domestication. They are said to have originated in Maine.

This is where their name comes from. The Maine Coon cat is known for its size. It can grow up to 40 inches in length which is astonishing!

They are huge felines. As for the weight, the males weigh up to about 18 pounds. The females, on the other hand, weigh about 16 pounds.

Their length and weight make the Maine Coon one of the largest in the world. One unique thing about this cat is its readiness for winter.

It has a multi-layered dense fur coat that is to die for. Apart from protecting the cat from the cold, it is also perfect for petting.

The Maine Coon also has large paws that look like snow boots. They also have tufted ears and furry tails.


The American Bobtail cat is another popular large domesticated cat breed.

American Bobtail Quick Facts

  • Scientific Name: Felis Catus
  • Length: Medium
  • Height: Medium
  • Weight: 12 to 16 Lbs (Male), 7 to 11 Lbs (Female)
  • Lifespan:13 to 15 years
  • Fun Facts: Their coats make them look like wild cats

It grows to a medium or large size and weighs about 11 to 16 pounds with the females being lighter.

It is strong and muscular with a dense coat of fur. All these features further highlight its size. This cat, despite its large size, has a distinctly short tail.

It is about a half to a third as long as the normal cat’s tail. The short tail is as a result of a genetic mutation.

A similar mutation is present in the Manx cat breed. An interesting fact about the American Bobtail is that he is sensitive to human needs.

The breed has therefore been used as a therapy cat in various institutions. Additionally, unlike the feline friends, this breed likes to travel in cars.

Once you introduce the kitten to traveling in its early stages, you are good to go.