What possible breed is Albert?

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meaganandalbert meaganandalbert - He looks wonderful in this photo; he's an incredibly handsome chap. The Big Breeds are just that - big. Siberians run 20 to 25 pounds; Weegies go 25 to 35, and Maine Coons break 35 pounds fairly regularly.

This isn't to be considered advice by any means - strictly anecdotal: my veterinarian prefers a little extra weight on cats, in the event of a serious medical condition. A cat who's 5 kg, and who loses 2 kg to a medical condition before the condition is obviated has lost forty percent of her or his body mass, and it's a long, uphill climb back to good health. A big fellow who's ten to fifteen kilos will barely notice the weight loss, and will - as a general rule - shake off the ailment without complication.

One of our members (who has posted to this thread) recently had a medical battle with his (big) Maine Coon Cat. There was sufficient loss of weight before it was remediated that a lightweight cat might not have battled back, but in his case, he's a big bruiser of a fellow, and came back up to snuff handily.

Edit: I Love Albert's black back stripe, by the way; Bob's similarly marked:

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The wooden measure is 48 inches; Bob's three inches shy, nose to tail.
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meaganandalbert meaganandalbert - He looks wonderful in this photo; he's an incredibly handsome chap. The Big Breeds are just that - big. Siberians run 20 to 25 pounds; Weegies go 25 to 35, and Maine Coons break 35 pounds fairly regularly.

This isn't to be considered advice by any means - strictly anecdotal: my veterinarian prefers a little extra weight on cats, in the event of a serious medical condition. A cat who's 5 kg, and who loses 2 kg to a medical condition before the condition is obviated has lost forty percent of her or his body mass, and it's a long, uphill climb back to good health. A big fellow who's ten to fifteen kilos will barely notice the weight loss, and will - as a general rule - shake off the ailment without complication.

One of out members (who has posted to this thread) recently had a medical battle with his (big) Maine Coon Cat. There was sufficient loss of weight before it was remediated that a lightweight cat might not have battled back, but in his case, he's a big bruiser of a fellow, and came back up to snuff handily.

Edit: I Love Albert's black back stripe, by the way; Bob's similarly marked:

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The wooden measure is 48 inches; Bob's three inches shy, nose to tail.
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Thanks so much for the information!! Your Bob is stunning! I'm not too fussed about Albert's weight as long as he runs around everyday with me outside. He's fit and that's what I want. He does have respiratory issues which we are working through with our vet. Possibly a thyroid issue. Other than that, he's doing fine now and glad to be getting more attention. My other cats aren't big fans of him... I guess they think he's trying to eat them. With one cat missing now (Sebastian the black white tabby w no tail) Edwin the ginger Asian cat is having a rough time being alone and has become more fearful of Albert despite him living with us for 2 months. Things were going well before my beastie disappeared :( he was kind of the mediator (as well as me) between the two.
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