Originally Posted by Vidaloco
How big do they get?
I've always been interested in large house cats like the Maine Coons but have only had barn cat rejects. The Maine coon has always been a bit furry for me, I prefer a short haired, but would like a large bodied cat that can stand up to my Scottish terriers.
When on all 4's they are an inch or two taller than a normal house cat.
On their hind legs they can reach the door knob on the average door. Mine opens doors pretty often.
They definitely can stand up to your terriers, they are known as the pitbull of cats. Mine has actually been chased by 2 pitbulls, turned around and started chasing them. They have an advantage that normal cats don't have, their claws are pretty much razors. They can definitely fend for themselves, you would just have to watch your dogs because I had a german shepard and mine always stalked him and pounced on him and such, they were just playing though. Sadly enough the bengal would win in a true fight though.