Maine Coon Cat Breed Information
|Maine Coon Personality||Description|
|Friendly||Extremely friendly, with everyone|
|Highly Sociable||Loves company, good with strangers. Males are very outgoing. Females slightly more reserved|
|Gentle Giant||Very gentle and docile temperament and nature|
|Dog Like Behaviour||Cat shares many dog-like qualities e.g. they will follow you everywhere!|
|Playful||Energetic cat breed, that loves to play|
|Highly Intelligent||Well known for their high levels of intelligence|
|Affectionate||Overly affectionate with owners|
|Loyal||Massively loyal cat breed|
|Curious||Very inquisitive and curious nature|
|Family Friendly||Very tolerant of young children. Not distressed by loud busy family life|
|Laid Back||Massively laid back and docile|
|Good With Other Pets||Gets on well with other pets|
Personality Traits Of A Maine Coon Cat
Maine Coons have clawed their way up from near extinction to the prized place of America’s second most popular breed (according to the CFA’s registration totals). Maine Coon fans say that the popularity is due to the breed’s large size, intelligence, luxuriant coat, hardy disposition, and devotion to their human family.
Maine Coons are kittens in big cat suits, gentle giants who are playful well into old age, as well as jumbo-sized packages of loving devotion. Maine Coons can also be reserved around people with whom they’re not familiar, probably due to their jumbo-sized brains. Given time, however, even the most cautious adapt. This initial adjustment period is actually a decision-making process; Maine Coons are deciding if these new humans have proven themselves worthy of trust. As soon as they make up their minds, however, they form close bonds with the entire household and become loving and devoted.
Most want to be near you but not on your lap. They are true family members and participate in all family routines, whether watching you channel surf from the comfort of the couch, or following you from room to room. As befits a former seafarer, Maine Coons are fascinated by water, perhaps because their thick coats are water-repellent and won’t become annoyingly soaked as easily as a thinner coat would. Some will join their humans in the shower briefly, or at least walk around on the wet floor after you get out. They prefer to stand on the edge of the tub, however, and touch the water with a curious paw.
The male of the species is far more outgoing and sociable than their female counterpart. They usually have huge personalities to match their huge physical frames, and are particularly loyal towards their main owner i.e. the one that feeds them!
Males are very curious and affectionate towards strangers entering your home. They are often considered more stubborn though, than females.
Female Maine Coon Personality
Known for being more ‘cat-like’, the female Maine Coon is considered very independent. Expect to find her resting away from the noise and commotion of a busy family home.
The female is usually physically smaller than the male Maine Coon, and tends to have a calmer personality. They are often considered easier to train and enjoy playing with their owners as much as the males do.
Female Maine Coons are also more reserved and will be initially wary of newcomers. Ultimately though, they will be affectionate and loving towards a stranger, but only on their own terms and timescales.
Adopt A Maine Coon Cat
If you’re looking to rehome a cat with KittyCoons Cattery, you might have many unanswered questions. Hopefully we’ve answered some of them in our FAQs.
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HOW BIG DO THEY GET?
A full-grown female typically weighs between 9-12 pounds and males tend to be in the 13 to 18 pound range.
DO THEY NEED MUCH GROOMING?
I THOUGHT MAINE COONS HAD EXTRA TOES?
Some “original” Maine Coons were polydactyls (had extra toes). However, modern purebred Maine Coons are rarely polydactyls. This is because all cat associations automatically disqualify polydactyls from competition in the purebred classes. Because of this, most polydactyls were culled from the Maine Coon breed decades ago, and only a few breeders continue to work with them. Since the polydactyl gene is dominant, you can’t get a polydactyl kitten unless at least one of the parents is also a polydactyl.
IS MY CAT HALF MAINE COON?
The Maine Coon is America’s native longhair cat; it evolved naturally in response to the New England climate. Your cat’s ancestors might be similar to the cats that founded the Maine Coon breed. However, it’s impossible to tell from just looking at your cat if it is related to the Maine Coon or to any other breed. Because the Maine Coon is a natural breed and hasn’t been bred to extremes, there are cats all over the world that resemble the Maine Coon. The only way to tell for sure if your cat is a Maine Coon is to look at the pedigree.
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