Maine Coon

  • Size

    Large, with males weighing from 12 to 15 pounds and females weighing from 9 to 12 pounds
  • Coat

    Shorter on the shoulders and longer on the stomach, smooth, shaggy
  • Sheds

  • Color

    White, black, blue, red and cream, plus various patterns and shadings
  • Vocalization

    Highly vocal, with sounds ranging from meows and trills to chirps and cheeps
  • Temperament

    Loving, intelligent, adaptable

Recognized for having a bushy tail, shaggy coat and tufted ears, the Maine Coon is a hardy breed capable of enduring harsh climates. Referred to as a “gentle giant,” the Maine Coon is a popular companion that is good with children and dogs. This slow-maturing feline does not reach full growth for four or five years, yet is kittenlike well into old age. The Maine Coon loves nature and is particularly fascinated by water.