Savannah Cat Size seems important to many who want to own one

Savannah Cat SizeAs breeders, we almost always hear questions about Savannah cat size.  It is frustrating at times because some breeders promise huge cats as sales techniques.  As breeders, we have these beautiful kittens with huge ears, long legs, and black markings and many people simply care about Savannah cat size.  As breeders, we love to get to know the people who may want our kittens, so we can get them matched to the right kitten within their budget.  Okay, back to how big Savannah cats get.

Savannah cats are usually taller than most other purebred cat breeds.  They have long bodies and graceful long necks.  Because if that, many people think they weigh much more than they do.

Once, as an experiment, a tall F3 Savannah male appeared at a TICA show.  Spectators held the F3 and guessed his weight.  Most people guessed between 18 to 22 pounds.  The F3 Savannah weighed 14 pounds.  So, you see, if a person is holding a big, long-legged cat, the tendency is to overjudge its weight.

The early generations, F1 and F2 are, more times than not, the biggest Savannahs.  That doesn’t mean, however, that you won’t find a large F5 or other generation.

This article studies the actual size of Savannah cats of all generations.  It has actual Savannah gender, height, and weight.  We intend to add data as time passes and also keep a history so Savannah cat size may be tracked to see if generations are getting larger or smaller as time goes on.  H will always mean height.  W will always mean weight.

Adult domestic cat or tabby cat –          Average Height  9.1-9.8              Average Weight 7.9-9.9

F1 Savannah cat size – females           Average Height  16.3                   Average Weight 19.38

  • H-15, W-20
  • H-16, W-24
  • H-14.75, W-18
  • H-18, W-19
  • H-13, W-14
  • H-19, W-32
  • H-16, W-16
  • H-15.5, W-16
  • H-20, W-22
  • H-17, W-19.2
  • H-15, W-13*

F1 Savannah cat – males                     Average Height  16.5                  Average Weight 22.9

  • H-18.5, W-30
  • H-16, W-25
  • H-16, W-16.6
  • H-15.5, W-20

F2 Savannah cat – females                  Average Height  14                    Average Weight 13.29

  • H-13, W-14
  • H-13, W-14
  • H-17, W-14
  • H-15, W-16
  • H-13, W-10*
  • H-13, W-14
  • H-14, W-11

F2 Savannah cat – males                     Average Height  14.83                Average Weight 16.37

  • H-15, W-16
  • H-13, W-14
  • H-16.5, W-19.10

F3 Savannah cat – females                 Average Height  13.14                  Average Weight 12.01

  • H-13, W-14
  • H-12, W-11
  • H-16, W-12
  • H-13, W-13.5
  • H-14, W-13
  • H-12, W-9.6
  • H-12, W-11.6

F3 Savannah cat – males                   Average Height  14.25                 Average Weight 15.5

  • H-14.5, W-15
  • H-14, W-16

F4 Savannah cat size – females         Average Height  11                      Average Weight 9.83

  • H-13, W-14
  • H-11, W-9
  • H-9, W-6.5

F4 Savannah cat – males                 Average Height   11                      Average Weight  5.3

  • H-11, W-5.3*

F5 Savannah – females                     Average Height  12.5                   Average Weight 10.13

  • H-11, W-12
  • H-15, W-11
  • H-11.5, W-7.4*

F5 Savannah – males                        Average Height  11.33                  Average Weight 13.33

  • H-9, W-15
  • H-13, W-15
  • H-12, W-10

F6 Savannah cat size – females        Average Height  10                      Average Weight 13

  • H-9, W-15
  • H-11, W-11

F6 Savannah cat – males                  Average Height  12.61              Average Weight 12.91

  • H-14, W-14
  • H-10, W-7
  • H-12.5, W-13
  • H-10, W-9
  • H-11.75, W-10.4*
  • H-15, W-17
  • H-15, W-20

F7 Savannah – females                       Average Height                          Average Weight

F7 Savannah – males                          Average Height 12.67                 Average Weight  13.97

  • H-12, W-12
  • H-12, W-11.5
  • H-14, W-18.4

F8 Savannah cat size – females          Average Height                          Average Weight

F8 Savannah cat – males                    Average Height  11                    Average Weight 11

  • H-11, W-11

SBT Savannah – females                                             Average Height                         Average Weight

SBT Savannah – males                                                Average Height                         Average Weight

We would like to thank the following for taking the time to contribute data the helps prove how big Savannahs cats get: Donna Pinillos, Stacee Dallas, Michelle Schwoch, Josephine Krokel, Erin Vasquez,  Lorre Smith, Meghan Romito, Donna Kay, Christine Borle, Tammy Rene Crawford, Susan Newmayer, Laura Root, Rebecca Cleveland-Diel, Jenn Culler, Alexander Arvizu,

If you have a Savannah cat and you would like to be part of our project to determine Savannah cat size get, please send height, weight, gender and generation of your cats.  Your name and cattery name (if you are a breeder) should also be included.  Email us.  Also our FAQ pages answer lot of other questions.

*These cats are young adults. Protection Status

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