Have you ever wondered what the worlds biggest domestic cat breed was? A Maine Coon holds the record for being the longest domestic cat at a length of just over 4 feet. In general Maine Coons are large and may be the biggest breed of all. However, now there is a new contender in the block. Savannah’s are a mix of domestic cat and the African wild cat called the Serval, itself a descendent of the Lion. Savannahs are not all large. Here is a quote from the International Cat Association (ICA) which classes it as an “Advanced New Breed”:
“The Savannah is a tall lean graceful cat with striking dark spots and other bold markings. It is a domestic breed which closely resembles its ancestral source, the African Serval, but is smaller in stature. It is affectionate and outgoing, with exceptionally long neck, legs, and tall ears, as well as a medium length tail, the Savannah is both unusual and beautiful. The Savannah is also an exceptionally graceful and well balanced cat.”
The Savannah is not always an especially large cat: however, introducing Serval genes into the domestic cat line does create that possibility. One of these cats, called Scarlet Magic, is absolutely a giant amongst cats – four and a half feet long and 17 inches shoulder to toe. Scarlet Magic is now officially the largest domestic cat in the world. Here is a short video clip about it:
Worlds Biggest Domestic Cat Breed
Personally I think this is taking breeding just a step too far. It may be the worlds biggest domestic cat breed but what are the consequences? Can you imagine what would happen if one of these cats escaped and interbred with a local feral population? If the cat is that big it could easily retain some wild and aggressive genes as well — just listen to that roar as a clue. Imagine the damage if it attacked a young child. Hopefully the $30,000 price tag will stop it becoming too popular. Not one I would want to own, but certainly a normal size Savannah is a beautiful creature I might consider. Please like this post by clicking on the buttons below to share with your friends.