Which is bigger Maine Coon or Ragdoll?

The Maine Coon is bigger. Many years ago, I did a lot of work on this and you can see the page if you wish by clicking on this link. The conclusion was that the Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat breed. The second largest breed is the Ragdoll. 

Comparing Ragdoll and Maine Coon
Comparing Ragdoll and Maine Coon. Image: MikeB

But the complication is that the above information concerns the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) which recognises both these breeds.

However, TICA (The International Cat Association) recognises the Savannah cat and the Chausie. These are wildcat hybrids and the F1 Savannah is on average bigger than the Maine Coon. I stress 'on average'. Under TICA registered cats, the second largest breed is the Chausie and Maine Coon.

Under GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy - based in the UK) and FiFe (Fédération Internationale Féline - based in Europe) the Maine Coon is the largest cat breed with the Ragdoll coming second with the cats registered with these associations. So, these organisation are the same as CFA in terms of the largest cat breed registered with them.

The Savannah is a serval x domestic cat hybrid and the Chausie is a jungle cat x domestic cat hybrid.

If you'd like to compare the Maine and Ragdoll generally in other areas please click on this link.


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