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Large Cat Breeds - 5 Largest Domestic Breeds

Large breeds of cat

What are the largest breeds of cat?

Maine Coon

Maine Coon This would have to be the breed people automatically think about when it comes to large cats. They are a loving, faithful, self-confident breed of cat.

The Maine Coon comes in a range of colours and patterns.


The Ragdoll is a laid back breed of cat, words used to describe the breed include docile, affectionate, intelligent, mild-mannered.

They come in three basic pattern types. Colourpoint, Mitted and Bi-Colour. There are four colours: Seal, Chocolate, Blue and Lilac.

Norwegian Forest Cat

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The Norwegian Forest Cat is an affectionate, outgoing, good-natured and playful cat. They are known for their love of climbing.

They come in a range of colours other than colour point.


A beautiful longhaired cat from Russia. They are said to have a dog-like temperament, are extremely affectionate, active and intelligent.

British Shorthair

The only shorthaired cat of the group. The British Shorthair is a good natured, independent, calm, and affectionate cat. They come in a multitude of colours and patterns.

Also see:

Cat Breeds List    Smallest breeds of cat



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