Key Traits and Behaviors of Maine Coon Cats

Known as the "gentle giant," Maine Coons have friendly, social personalities and get along with everyone.


Maine Coon cats are very large, with males weighing up to 25 lbs. Their sturdy bodies support their size.


Their water-resistant coats are medium-long and thick. Weekly brushing prevents mats.

Shaggy Coat

Maine Coons have soft chirpy voices and trill to communicate. They are sometimes called "cat-dogs."

Chirpy Trill

Maine Coons exhibit dog-like behaviors like playing fetch, leash walks, tagging along, and learning tricks.


These cats are highly intelligent and can be trained to walk on leashes, play with toys, and more.


Maine Coons adjust well to new environments, children, dogs and strangers thanks to their easygoing nature.


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