So what cats qualify as giant cat breeds? Well the typical housecat is about 12 pounds when fully mature. Females of almost all breeds of cats tend to be slightly smaller. So when mature weights reach 18 pounds or more, you are talking about a cat that is 30% larger than average. Large cat breeds like the Birman, and British Shorthair tend to top out at just under 20 pounds.
Giant breeds of domestic cats average 18 to 20 pounds or more for a mature, unneutered male, with certain individuals reaching over 30 pounds.
Some breeders of the biggest cat breeds focus on breeding the largest cats possible, or simply have very large stock, and so the final size of any given kitten can be estimated by the parent cats of course, and also the history of the cats within the bloodline.
So check these giant cats out! Enjoy the journey and always remember.......Cats Rule!
The biggest breed of domestic cat is the Maine coon cat. These spectacular animals have muscular, athletic bodies, powerful, massive paws, and full, bushy tails that definitely resemble the raccoons of North America.
Well, the Maine coon not only has absolutely no raccoon blood in its' history, it also happens to be a completely domestic cat, without any wild cat hybrid bloodlines either.
The Savanna, Bengal, Chausie and Highland Lynx cats, however, have all been crossed with wild cat species at some point in their development. These are hybrid animals, which means they are the result of breeding two different species together.
Depending on how much wild blood is present, these cats, particularly the Bengals and Savannahs, can be massive in size, and may even require special care and consideration before bringing one into the family. No doubt, if you are looking for the largest cats, the hybrids are the best bet for sheer size.
Kittens of these wild cat breeds have been known to sell for thousands of dollars, and size is one of the factors in price, along with coat color and pattern.
The only way to guarantee adult size is to adopt a deserving adult cat.