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10 Large Cat Breeds for Your Home

Maine Coon


"The dogs of the cat world," says Hodgson. They're family-friendly but unhealthy. Polycystic renal disease, hip dysplasia, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy increase risk.

Weight: Up to 35 pound



Savannahs resemble leopards and tigers. Hodgson thinks that's a plus. Hodgson feels hybrids can be violent and wild.

Weight: Up to 30 pounds



Siberians are very playful, they don't require much care, they're good with kids and other pets, affectionate, and love the outdoors

Weight: Up to 28 pounds

Norwegian Forest Cat


Family-friendly Norwegian woodland cats. Strong, loving, and robust. Hodgson says them kind, loyal, and outdoorsy. They need frequent grooming and kidney issues.

Weight: Up to 22 pounds



Ragdolls hide. Hodgson says kids adore their cuddliness and playfulness. They're tranquil, so relax all day. Unique eyes make some half blind.

Weight: Up to 20 pounds 



Ragamuffins are social chairs if cats were humans. Messy but family-oriented. Shedding demands considerable cleaning. Like us, these cats enjoy others.

Weight: Up to 20 pounds 

British Shorthair


Chausie's too active—try British shorthair. This breed is laid-back. "They're suitable for a working individual because they don't require much attention."

Weight: 13 to 18 pounds, on average



Outdoorspeople, we found your pet. You'll have smart, sporty Chausies. Hodgson says hybrid cats are energetic and may attack when startled or agitated.

Weight: Up to 15 pounds 

Turkish Van


Turkish Angoras bond well with humans. "They have a playful, strong personality and can be very playful." They're deaf. Like Maine coon cats, they may develop hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Weight: 9 to 13 pounds, on average

American Bobtail


If you're looking for a cat that acts like a dog, consider bringing home an American bobtail. Due to health issues caused by a shorter spine, rumpies cannot breed, according to Hodgson.

Weight: 7 to 15 pounds