Largest Domestic Cat Breed

Table – largest domestic cat breed

Largest Domestic Cat Breed – Table – showing cat breed minimum, average and maximum weights in both pounds and kilograms. The figures for large cats are not meant to be maximums as you will get an exceptional cat but that does not answer the question as to the Largest domestic cat breed. Please note that these are average figures so they are an amalgam of male and female weights.

Also things change (getting heavier I suspect) and different cat breeders or cat associations may have different ideas about cat breed weights.

Update: I have included weights from The Encyclopedia of the Cat by Dr Bruce Fogle as at May 2010.

As a guide average sized male cats should weigh in the order of 9-12 pounds and females about 7-9 lbs (although this can be challenged!).

Both pounds and kilograms shown.

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Cat BreedRSPCA figures

Small (not min)

RSPCA figures

Average

RSPCA figures

 

Large (not max)
Encyclopedia
of the Cat – Dr Fogle figures (presumed min to max)
Other
sources
Main Associations mentioned above recognizing this breed plus comments.
Abyssinian7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
9 to 16
4 to 7.5
 CFA,
TICA, GCCF, FIFe
American Bobtail8.8
4.0
11.2
5.0
13.2
6.0
7 to 15
3 to 7
 CFA, TICA
Allerca¹7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
  {none}treated as a mixed breed cat for this task
Ashera GD².25.0
11.3
30.0
13.6
  Weight based on appearance and on the fact that this cat is effectively a Savannah. Not a cat breed.
American Curl6.8
3.1
8.5
3.9
10.1
4.6
7 to 11
3 to 5
 CFA, TICA, FIFe
American
Ringtail
7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
  Treated as a mixed breed cat for this task. Yet to be recognized by the cat associations.
American SH8.4
3.8
10.6
4.8
12.8
5.8
8 to 15
3.5 to 7
 CFA, TICA,
America Wirehair7.9
3.6
9.9
4.5
11.9
5.4
8 to 15
3.5 to 7
 CFA,
TICA

Australian Mist   8 to 13
3.5 to 6
  
Balinese6.8
3.1
8.6
3.9
10.1
4.6
6 to 11
2.5 to 5
 GCCF,
CFA, TICA, FIFe
Bambino6.8
3.1
8.5
3.9
10.1
4.6
  Estimated based on Munchkin and the smaller cats. No associations recognize this breed.
Bengal8.8
4.0
11.2
5.0
13.2
6.0
12 to 22
5.5 to 10
 FIFe, TICA, GCCF (note: I think Dr Fogle has the weights a bit high)
Birman7.9
3.6
9.9
4.5
11.9
5.4
10 to 18
4.5 to 8
 GCCF,
TICA, FIFe, CFA
Bombay7.9
3.6
9.9
4.5
11.9
5.4
6 to 11
2.5 to 5
 CFA, TICA
British SH8.4
3.8
10.6
4.8
12.8
5.8
9 to 18
4 to 8 
7 to 9 kilos1GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
Burmese (USA and UK)6.8
3.1
8.6
3.9
10.1
4.6
8 to 14
3.5 to 6.5
 TICA, FIFe, CFA, GCCF
Burmilla.9.5
4.3
11.0
5.0
9 to 15
4 to 7
 FIFe, GCCF
Calif. Spangled8.8
4.0
11.2
5.0
13.2
6.0
9 to 18
4 to 8
 Internet says 9-18 lbs but this cat is a hybrid of cats Abyssinian, American and British Shorthair none of which weigh 18 lbs so estimate made accordingly. TICA recognize this cat.
Chausie.15.0
6.8
20.0
9.0
  Internet claims 15-35 lbs. This cat is a Jungle cat, Abyssinian hybrid. The jungle cat weighs on average about 17 lbs (7.6kg). The Aby weighs about 10 lbs. The weight is based on these figures. TICA recognize this cat.
Chartreux8.4
3.8
10.6
4.8
12.8
5.8
7 to 17
3 to 7.5
 TICA, FIFe, CFA. A well known author says the weight range is 7 – 17 lbs.
Cornish Rex5.9
2.7
7.5
3.4
8.8
4.0
6 to 10
2.5 to 4.5
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA 
Cymric7.7
3.5
9.7
4.4
11.5
5.2
8 to 12
3.5 to 5.5
 TICA, FIFe
Devon Rex6.2
2.8
7.9
3.6
9.5
4.3
6 to 9
2.5 to 4
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
Don Sphynx7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
  TICA, FIFe
Egyptian Mau6.6
3.0
8.4
3.8
9.9
4.5
5 to 11
2.25 to 5
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
Elf cat6.8
3.1
8.5
3.9
10.1
4.6
  Estimated. Too early for associations to recognize this cat. Probably too early be part of this survey on the largest domestic cat breed.
European
SH
   8 to 15
3.5 to 7
 FIFe
Exotic Shorthair8.4
3.8
10.6
4.8
12.6
5.7
7 to 14
3 to 6.5
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
Havana Brown7.0
3.2
8.8
4.0
10.6
4.8
6 to 10
2.5 to 4.5
 TICA, CFA, GCCF
Himalayan8.4
3.8
10.6
4.8
12.6
5.7
8 to 15
3.5 to 7
 TICA,
GCCF, CFA, FIFe
Household Pet7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
  TICA
Japanese Bobtail6.2
2.8
7.9
3.6
9.5
4.3
6 to 9
2.5 to 4
 TICA, FIFe, CFA
Javanese9.5
4.3
7.9
3.6
9.5
4.3
  CFA
Kinkalow7.0
3.2
8.8
4.0
10.6
4.8
  none
Korat7.0
3.2
8.8
4.0
10.6
4.8
6 to 10
2.5 to 4.5
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
Kurilian Bobtail7.7
3.5
9.7
4.4
12.8
5.8
7 to 10
3 to 4.5
* “These weights are of female Kurilians only. Male cats are about 11-15 lbs (5-7 kg).” FIFe. *The other source is a Russian breeder of this cat breed – a trustworthy source of information. Although Russian cats may be larger than USA cats.
Lambkin7.0
3.2
8.8
4.0
10.6
4.8
  none
LaPerm7.0
3.2
8.8
4.0
10.6
4.8
8 to 12
3.5 to 5.5
 GCCF, TICA, CFA
Maine Coon12.8
5.8
16.1
7.3
19.4
8.8
9 to 22
4 to 10
Males: 15 – 30 lb (6.8 – 13.6 kg)1GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA. The very largest Maine Coon cats can weigh over 30lbs for males.
Manx7.7
3.5
9.7
4.4
11.5
5.2
8 to 12
3.5 to 5.5
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
Minskin6.2
2.8
7.9
3.6
9.5
4.3
  No associations recognize. I have given the same weight as the Devon Rex
Munchkin7.7
3.5
9.5
4.3
10.6
4.8
5 to 9
2.25 to 4
 none
Napoleon7.0
3.2
9.5
4.3
10.6
4.8
  none
Nebelung5.5
2.5
7.0
3.2
8.4
3.8
6 to 11
2.5 to 5
 TICA
Norwegian
FC
7.0
3.2
9.0
4.1
11.2
5.0
7 to 20
3 to 9
 GCCF,
TICA, FIFe, CFA
Ocicat9.7
4.4
12.1
5.5
14.5
6.6
6 to 14
2.5 to 6.5
 TICA, CFA, FIFe
Ojos
Azules
7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
  TICA, Estimated weight the same as mixed breed
Oriental SH6.6
3.0
8.1
3.7
9.7
4.4
9 to 14
4 to 6.5
 GCCF,
TICA, FIFe, CFA
Persian8.4
3.8
10.6
4.8
12.6
5.7
8 to 15
3.5 to 7
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
Peterbald7.0
3.2
8.8
4.0
10.6
4.8
  Estimated based on the weights of the founding cats the Oriental SH and Don Don Sphynx
Pixie-bob8.8
4.0
11
5.0
17.5
8.0
9 to 18
4 to 8
 TICA
Ragdoll11.0
5.0
13.9
6.3
16.5
7.5
10 to 20
4.5 to 9
12 lbs
(5.4 kg) – 20 lbs (9.1 kg)2
GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA. A breeder says male: 15-20 lbs & females around 10–15 lbs. Gloria Stephens says: Males 14-18, females 10-12.
RagaMuffin11.0
5.0
13.9
6.3
16.5
7.5
  CFA
Russian
Blue
5.5
2.5
7.0
3.2
8.4
3.8
7 to 12
3 to 5.5
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
Safari.20
9.1
.  Estimated for F1 male. This is a Geoffroy’s cat and domestic SH hybrid the result of which is heavier than either. No associations recognize this breed
Savannah.25
11.3
.  TICA – F1s can weigh more.
Scottish Fold8.8
4.0
11.0
5.0
13.2
6.0
6 to 13
2.4 to 6
 TICA, CFA
Selkirk Rex   7 to 11
3 to 5
 CFA,
TICA
Serengeti7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
  TICA,
Serval³.39.6
18.0
.
  none
Skookum7.7
3.5
9.5
4.3
10.6
4.8
  none
Sokoke.8.1
3.7
.  Estimated as this is one of the rarest cats. Her appearance is on the small side.
Siamese Modern6.6
3.0
8.1
3.7
9.7
4.4
6 to 12
2.5 to 5.5
 GCCF,
TICA, FIFe, CFA
Siamese Trad7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
  TICA (as Thai)
Siberian8.8
4.0
11.0
5.0
13.2
6.0
10 to 20
4.5 to 9
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA. Large cats can be 20 lbs.
Singapura5.5
2.5
6.8
3.1
8.1
3.7
4 to 9
2 to 4
 GCCF, TICA, CFA
Snowshoe7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
6 to 12
2.5 to 5.5
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe
Somali7.0
3.2
9.0
4.1
10.8
4.9
8 to 12
3.5 to 5.5
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
Sphynx7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
8 to 15
3.5 to 7
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
Tiffany   6 to 12
2.5 to 5.5
  
Tiffanie   8 to 14
3.5 to 6.5
 GCCF
Tonkinese7.7
3.5
9.7
4.4
11.5
5.2
6 to 12
2.5 to 5.5
 GCCF, TICA, CFA
Toyger7.5
3.4
9.5
4.3
11.2
5.1
  TICA Estimated
Turkish Angora7.3
3.3
9.0
4.1
10.8
4.9
6 to 11
2.5 to 5
 TICA, FIFe, CFA
Turkish Van8.8
4.0
11.0
5.0
13.2
6.0
7 to 19
3 to 8.5
 GCCF, TICA, FIFe, CFA
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  1. Allerca is effectively a mixed breed cat in terms of cat breed and the cat’s weight is decided accordingly
  2. Ashera GD is effectively a Savannah, a wildcat/domestic cat hybrid. The weight has been assessed accordingly as an estimated weight of an F1 (first generation from the wild Serval) Savannah. This cat is not a breed recognized by the cat associations but this is a domestic cat and I include it on that basis. If the Ashera GD is a Savannah in all but name that supports the view that the cat should be included in this survey. Update: it is a Savannah cat.
  3. When this cat is a domestic cat, he or she is a tamed wildcat. She is firmly in that twilight zone between wild and domestic cat and the cat associations do not recognize her as a domestic cat breed. However, as the situation stands, she is treated as a domestic cat breed for the very few people who have the means and desire to keep this beautiful wildcat. This breed is therefore included in this survey on the largest domestic cat breed.

Note: Miniature cats are not cat breeds neither are Teacup cats. These are mixed breed cats, bred small. They cannot therefore form part of this list.

One undeniable fact is that the vast majority of domestic cat breeds are medium sized cats. Within the ranks of medium sized cats there is some variation in size and weight and it is this that I have tried to ascertain and set out in the table. There are one or two outstanding cats in terms of size at the heavy end of the spectrum. At the light end the situation is less clear.

Without wishing to overstate the obvious this page does not provide the results of research into the largest domestic (individual) cat. But in order to respond to some visitors who might have arrived here looking for information on that subject, here is some.

Stories will pop up from time to time about exceptionally large cats. One is in the papers this morning (11-4-08). It concerns a ginger mixed breed cat called Orazi. I can’t show the picture due to copyright issues but he is basically a very big cat anyway and he is overweight. That is why he weighs 35 lbs (16 kg)! He is Italian. Maybe he eats too much pasta.

Other record breakers are Sam a British cat weighing 36 lbs (16.3 Kg). He was a fat cat proving the point that individual records are pretty meaningless except to say the people keeping thes cats are overfeeding them. An American cat weighed 41 lbs (18.5 kg) apparently. See also: World’s Fattest Cat and Clauz World’s Fattest Cat 1950 and World’s Biggest Cat.

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