10 Large Cat Breeds That Would Be the Purr-fect Addition to Your Home

Maine Coon

Weight: Up to 35 pounds

Nicknamed "the dogs of the cat world," they're both family friendly and extremely intelligent and interactive, says Hodgson. But while they're fun for the whole family, there are some health concerns. These include a higher risk for polycystic kidney disease, hip dysplasia, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.