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Maine Coon

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #3
Name Maine Coon
Other names Coon Cat, Maine Cat, Maine Shag, Snowshoe Cat, American Longhair, The Gentle Giants
Origin United States
Size Largest
Coat Light UndercoatSilkySoft
Lap Cat Yes
Life span 12-15 years
Temperament AdaptableIntelligentLovingGentleIndependent
Weight 12-18 pounds
Colors BlackGoldenGraySilverWhite
Kitten Price $1200 - $2000 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 3 stars
Grooming 3 starsModerate Maintenance: Regular grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. It stimulates circulation, massages the skin, and removes debris and loose hair. Frequency should be twice a week.
Health Issues 2 starsThe Maine Coon is known to be a relatively healthy breed.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 stars
Shedding 4 starsConstant Shedding: Shedding will occur often for this cat breed. It is suggested to brush and comb its coat regularly to reduce the risk of it developing hairballs. Be prepared also to vacuum often.
Social Needs 3 stars
Stranger Friendly 5 stars
Vocalization 1 starsLow Vocalization: It is known to be quiet. Therefore, owners shouldn't be concerned of excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Oliver Ella
02 Blade Angel
03 Oliver Sienna
04 Coco Pepsi
05 Aaron Kitty
06 Tommy Peanut
07 Leo Molly
08 Aaron Boo
09 Smudge Maisy
10 Loki Ayla

Maine Coons are known for their large size, with females averaging up to 16 pounds and males up to 18, with some tipping the scales at 20-plus pounds. With a long, shaggy coat that lays close to the body, a bushy long tail, tufted paw pads and large ears adorned with furry tufts and "lynx tips" on top, their build reflects the Maine Coon's origins in the cold Northeast.

The Maine Coon is known in the cat fancy as a "gentle giant", much like the Great Dane is known in the dog fancy by that same nickname. This is an extroverted, outgoing, sociable breed, with a loving nature, a kind disposition and a keen intellect. Most Maine Coons are highly trainable and can easily be taught to walk on a harness and leash. They are affectionate, playful animals that typically get along extremely well with children, other cats and even dogs.

Children & Other Pets
The friendly, laidback Maine Coon  is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect, and he doesn’t mind playing dress-up or going for a ride in a baby buggy. He is happy to live with cat-friendly dogs, too, thanks to his amiable disposition. Introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.