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5 Big and Fluffy Cat Breeds

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Cats come in all shapes and sizes, but as many cat lovers will tell you, there’s something exceptional about the larger breeds of cats. Bigger cats tend to have stronger personalities than their smaller counterparts, making them ideal pets for families that want a feline companion who will keep them on their toes and provide lots of entertainment!

Here are five large cat breeds that would be purr-fect additions to your family!

1) Maine Coon

Intelligent and friendly, Maine Coons are ideal for a cat lover with a large residence.

Regardless of their large, sturdy bodies Maine Coons are playful, sweet and affectionate. They also love attention and will always be near their owner.

Their size can mean a little extra work when it comes to grooming your cat, but it’s well worth it for these big babies!

Maine Coons are known for being sweet and affectionate as well as playful. As far as big breeds go, they are also relatively healthy. Be sure to keep an eye on their weight as they grow older, though!

Breed Overview

  • Other Names: Gentle Giant, Coon Cat, Maine Cat
  • Height: 10- 16 inches
  • Weight: 15 - 25 pounds
  • Life Span: 10 -13 years
  • Colors: Brown, White, Mackerel Tabby, Blue, Black, Red, Cream, etc.
  • Long-haired
  • Personality & Temperament: Social, Adventurous

2) Norwegian Forest Cats

This beautiful, lumbering cat was bred to hunt and climb through trees.

If you’re looking for a big intelligent cat with an even bigger personality (and a fur coat that makes other cats jealous), then look no further than a Norwegian Forest Cat.

Breed Overview

  • Height: 9-12 inches
  • Weight: 13 – 20 pounds
  • Life Span: 1-16 years
  • Colors: White, Red, Blue Silver, Cream, etc.
  • Personality & Temperament: Loyal, Friendly, Outdoorsy
  • Thick long-haired coat

Compared to other breeds of cats, Norwegian Forest Cats have large ears that can be as long as their bodies. Their fur is also quite dense and water-repellent.

Despite their size, they are very active; these traits make them popular pets among cat lovers who live in colder areas.

3) Siberian

The Siberian is one of the most popular and striking cat breeds of recent times. The breed is loveable - one of those cats who knows how to win hearts by showing off its extra-fluffy white coat and playful personality.

If you’re looking for a cuddly feline friend to add some pawsomeness to your home, then look no further than a Siberian.

Breed Overview

  • Other Names: Siberian Forest Cat, Moscow Semi-Longhair
  • Height: 11-13 inches
  • Weight: 15 -20 pounds
  • Life Span: 10 -18 years
  • Colors: Red, Blue, Silver, Black, White, etc.
  • Personality & Temperament: Social, Friendly, Affectionate
  • Semi long-haired

4) Savannah cats

Savannah cats have become increasingly popular thanks to their beautiful coats and outgoing nature. Bred initially by crossing servals and domestic cats, Savannahs are highly affectionate and loving. They’re also incredibly intelligent and quick learners!

If you’re looking for a cat that will keep you entertained, look no further than a Savannah.

Breed Overview

  • Height: 10- 17 inches
  • Weight: 12- 25 pounds
  • Life Span: 12 -20 years
  • Colors: Brown spotted, Black, Black silver-spotted, etc.
  • Personality & Temperament: Energetic, Adventurous
  • Short/medium-haired coat

5) Ragdoll

Ragdolls are enormous cats. They are naturally docile and sweet and can get very large—almost as big as a small dog!

Their size makes them perfect for lounging around with you all day long. If you’re looking for a giant, these gorgeous felines are your fit.

Breed Overview

  • Height: 9-11 inches
  • Weight: 10-20 pounds
  • Life Span: 13-15 years
  • Colors: Seal, Blue, Lilac, Chocolate, Cream etc.
  • Medium length & silky coat
  • Personality & Temperament: Gentle, Friendly, Calm

Bottom line

It can be hard to resist the fluffiness of an adorable cat, especially if you’re looking to adopt or buy one of your own!

However, it can also be hard to find the right breed that will fit into your lifestyle and your home, and not all cats are created equal.

These five giant cat breeds are sure to become some of your favorites! They’re large, fluffy, and perfect additions to any household! 

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