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Maine Coon

Maine Coons are one of the largest breeds of domestic cat whose small, quiet voices don't seem to fit their stature.

About the Maine Coon

While Maine Coons are highly people-oriented cats, they are not overly dependent. Maine Coons do not constantly pester for attention, but prefer to be where their owners are, investigating whatever activity they are involved in.

Maine Coons are known for their sweet and gentle nature. They generally get along well with children and dogs, as well as other cats. Maine Coons are not known to be climbers, preferring to keep their feet on the ground.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

Country
United States
Coat
Medium
Size category
Giant
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Calm / Quiet / Even-tempered / Friendly

Key facts

  • Needs moderate grooming
  • Suited to indoor and outdoor life
  • Low maintenance

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