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Maine Coon

Maine Coon Facts

NameMaine Coon
OriginNorth America
Average Size122cm (48in)
Average Weight12kg (25lbs)
Average Life Span12 years
GroupLonghair
ColourBlue, Lilac, Fawn, Cream, Brown, Black, Golden, Ginger
Average Litter Size5
TemperamentIntelligent, loving and affectionate

Maine Coon Location

Map of Maine Coon Locations
Map of North America

Maine Coon

The Maine Coon cat is native to the Maine area of North America but it is thought to have derived from an American wild cat rather than another breed of domestic cat.

The Maine folklore is that the Maine Coon cat is in fact half cat and a half raccoon in origin, but it is more commonly thought to be closely related to the North American bobcat.

The Maine Coon typically has long fur although, many types that existent in Europe have shorter hair and are thought to be related to the wilder European farm cats.

The Maine Coon is popular domestic breed of cat due to its large size, long silky fur and its calm and gentle nature. The Maine Coon is an intelligent and affectionate breed of cat that loves to be active and to be around humans and other animals.

The Maine Coon is a very large breed cat, often double the size of other domestic cat breeds. The Maine Coon is thought to be so big due to its supposedly larger wild ancestors.