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Maine Coon

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Maine Coon (Face, Muzzle)
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Maine Coon (Face, Golden)
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Maine Coon (Muzzle, Black & Gray)
Muzzle, Black & Gray

Breed Information


2018: #5

2017: #5

Name Maine Coon
Other names Coon Cat, Maine Cat, Maine Shag, Snowshoe Cat, American Longhair, The Gentle Giants
Origin United States
Size Large to Largest


Light Undercoat



Lap Cat Yes
Life span 12-15 years







Male: 15-25 pounds, the Maine Coon cat is one of the largest domesticated breeds of felines. Some Male Maine Coon cats can weigh up to 35 lb (15.9 kg).

Female: 8-12 pounds







Kitten Prices

Average $1200 - $2000 USD

When buying a Maine Coon Kitten from a breeder, you can expect to be asked to pay anywhere between $1000 - $2000 for one in general. Male, 10 weeks old, purebred, blue and white $1500.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Affection Level

5 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be affectionate towards them.

Dog Friendly

5 stars

Energy Level

3 stars


3 stars

Moderate 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 stars

Hypoallergenic: NoThe Maine Coon is known to be a relatively healthy breed.


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4 stars

Constant Shedding: Shedding will occur often for this cat breeds. 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


1 stars

Low 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
100 Cute Kitten Names ›


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.

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