Go Big or Go Home: 9 XL Cat Breeds for the Audacious Ailurophile

Maine Coon

In addition to being enormous yet kind giants, Maine Coons are distinguished by their tufted ears and opulent, long fur.


Ragdolls are huge dogs that have semi-long fur and stunning blue eyes. They are also well-known for being laid back and loving.

Siberian Cat

One of the biggest domestic cat species, Siberians are native to Russia and have a thick, triple-layered coat.

Norwegian Forest Cat

Norwegian Forest Cats are big, magnificent animals who are easily identified by their tufted ears and bushy tails.

British Shorthair

Despite their dense coats and big faces, British Shorthairs are large dogs who make wonderful large pets.

Scottish Fold

These cats are well-known for their unusually folded ears, but they're also noted for their size and gentle nature.


Chausies are big, active companions that are descended from wild Jungle Cat forebears through hybridization.

Savannah Cat

Savannah cats, a cross between a domestic cat and a serval, are big, have eye-catching spotted coats, and have a lively personality.

American Bobtail

American Bobtails are sturdy and endearing, with short tails and tufted ears that make them excellent family pets.