Big cat

A cat in Reno, US, has broken the Guinness world record for world’s longest domestic cat.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that a five-year-old Maine Coon named Stewie was certified as the new record holder after measuring 123 centimetres from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail bone.

The record was previously held by another Maine Coon that measured 121 centimetres.

Stewie’s owners, Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness, said they decided to try for the record after hearing countless people say they were amazed by Stewie’s length.

Erik Hendrickson said Maine Coons are known as “the gentle giants” of the cat world.