10 beautiful cat breeds are large – and in charge

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Turkish Van Van is a luxury cat that hails from the Turkish mountains. Although these cats can weigh up to 20 lbs, they are playful and active, and will even enjoy a dip in the water.

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Ocicat Ocicats can reach 15 pounds. These domestic cats are direct descendants of Siamese cats. They love affection and playfulness. 

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Birman The Birman cat breed is very affectionate and makes a wonderful family pet. A larger cat can weigh as much as 15lbs. 

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Norwegian Forest Cat The Norwegian Forest Cat is a large, powerful, and strong cat that can reach up to 20 pounds. 

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Scottish Fold The Scottish Fold, a beautiful breed that hails from Scotland, can weigh in at 14lbs. 

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Chartreux Male Chartreux can reach 16 lbs. However, female Chartreux typically only weigh around 9 lbs. They are more likely to form bonds with one household member. 

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Ragdoll Male and female Ragdolls can reach 20 pounds! These smart, cuddly cats are a classic house cat breed that will often lay in their owner's arms. 

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Siberian The history of Siberian dates back to 1000 AD. Siberians are intelligent and can solve problems better than other cat breeds. They can reach 20lbs. 

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Maine Coon The Maine Coon, oh my! A Maine Coon is one of the largest cat breeds. A male Maine Coon can eat up to 25 lbs and a female can eat up to 18 lbs. 

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Savannah The Savannah breed is an extremely muscular cat and can jump up to 8 feet. They require lots of stimulation and playtime and can be as large as 25lbs. 

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