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What do large breed house cats look like?

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Breeds of cats that are characteristically considered large include the American Shorthair, also known as the Maine Coon, weighing about 25 pounds with a long coat; the Norwegian Forest has a long coat and woolly undercoat with a smaller face; the plush-coated Ragdoll gets its name from it going limp like a doll when picked up; the Siberian has a soft luxurious coat and mane; the American Bobtail has a distinctive bobbed tail, as its name implies, and the Savannah, the largest breed, has cheetah-like spots and pointed ears. Pictures of large house cat breeds can be found online from websites lite the Cat Fancier's Association or Cat Channel. Detailed characteristic information is included for each recognized breed.

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Large breed house cats tend to weigh up to 20 pounds when fully grown. The heaviest living cat is an orange and white tabby, weighing at 39.1 pounds, according to World Record Academy.

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