Family Maine Coons are quite intelligent and exhibit very friendly traits. They also exhibit curious and playful habits. These beautiful gentle giants socialise greatly and are definitely the outgoing type, with other animals as well as with people. Their curiosity enables them to interact widely with various pets and humans. Family 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 Online 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 Family 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.