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Maine Coon

Recognised 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.
Living Considerations
  • Good in multi-pet households
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
In 1985, this all-American breed became the official state cat of Maine.
Maine Coon
  • Size Large, with males weighing from 5.5 to 7 kilograms and females weighing from 4 to 5.5 kilograms
  • Coat Shorter on the shoulders and longer on the stomach, smooth, shaggy
  • Temperament Loving, intelligent, adaptable
  • Grooming Weekly
  • Shedding Yes
  • Vocalisation Highly vocal, with sounds ranging from meows and trills to chirps and cheeps