The Maine Coon is a breed of domestic cat with a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, specifically native to the state of Maine, where it is the official State Cat. Although the Maine Coon's exact origins and date of introduction to the United States are unknown, many theories have been proposed. The breed was popular in cat shows in the late 19th century, but its existence became threatened when long-haired breeds from overseas were introduced in the early 20th century. The Maine Coon has since made a comeback...
|Temperament:||Vocal, Agile, Intelligent, Trainable, Sociable, Playful|
|Place of Origin:||United States of America|
|Also Known As:||Maine Coon cat, shag, the gentle giant, Maine Cat, coon-cat, American Longhair, Snowshoe Cat, Maine Shag, Coon Cat, Tvättbjörnskatt, Skepparkatt|