Maine Coon Cats & Maine Coon Cat Breeders
The Maine Coon is a domestic cat breed with a distinctive physical appearance and is one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. They are known for their size and luxurious long coat.
Maine Coons are very social and enjoy interacting with people. They are considered a gentle giant despite their size and are loyal, intelligent and friendly. Maine Coons are playful and generally get along with other pets and also with children. The breed don't really meow but have an interesting chirp or trill that is something between a meow an a purr. Most Maine Coons love water and they can be quite good swimmers.
The Maine Coon is large in size and long, flowing coat. The breed can be seen in a variety of colors and is known for its intelligence and gentle personality. Health problems, such as feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hip dysplasia, are seen in the breed, but screening methods can help to reduce the frequency of these problems.
Maine Coons are one of the largest breeds of domestic cat and they have a strong and muscular body. Males weigh from 6.8 to11 kg, and females 4.5 to 6.8 kg. The height of adults can be between 25 and 41 cm and they can reach a length of up to 120 cm, including the tail, which can be up to 36 cm and is long, tapering, and heavily furred.
Maine Coons may not reach full size until they are 3-5 years old. Minimal grooming is needed compared to other long-haired breeds, as their coat is mostly self-maintaining due to a light-density undercoat. The fur is thicker in the winter and thinner during the summer.
Photos courtesy of Truda Straede - TRUDA'S AUSTRALIAN MIST & MAINE COONS.