The Maine Coon is an enormous cat, native to Maine. Good natured, intelligent with “dog-like” characteristics. The Maine Coon cat is considered the only longhair breed native to the U.S.
Maine Coon Kittens
16 to 17 inches
7 to 18 pounds
9 to 13 years
Children, Seniors, Dogs, Cats, Families
Gentle, Friendly disposition, Resolute and Courageous
Overall Grooming Needs
Coat Length / Texture
Long / Straight
White, Black, Blue, Red, Cream, Brown, Silver, Tortoiseshell, Bluecream, Golden
Solid Color, Tortoiseshell, Bicolor, Tricolor/Calico, Tabby, Smoke, Shaded
Copper, Green, Gold, Odd-eyed
Maine Coon Cats
Originally an outdoor cat they later became a working breed who kept barns and homes clear of rodents. The head is large with tall ears. The profile shows a slight dip under the large eyes. The chest is broad, and the legs are thick.
The coat of the Maine Coon is heavy but silky. An interesting characteristic is that the coat is shaggy and drapes longer on the stomach and behind the legs (britches) but is shorter over the shoulders.
Despite their size and history, the Maine Coon cats are sweet tempered and gentle. They love their parents and adapts to any environment as long as they have some exercise room. They can be quite loud when running, but the soft quiet voice reassures you that this lion is truly a lamb.