The Maine Coon cat is one of the largest domesticated breeds of felines. In fact, the title for the longest cat in the 2010 Guinness World Records was held by a cat of this breed. His name is Stewie, who measured 48.5 in (123 cm) from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Male Maine Coon cats can weigh up to 35 lb (15.9 kg). The origins of the Maine Coon, however, are shrouded in mystery. Although genetically impossible, one myth holds that this is the result of breeding between cats and raccoons. Another states that Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, tried to flee execution with her favorite Turkish Angora cats. While she didn't make it to the US, the cats supposedly landed on the shores of Wiscasset, Maine, where they began to breed. This might also explain why this breed is called Maine.

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Giant Kitty

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Tarun 3 years ago

Dogs would be getting heart attack

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Maine Coon Cat Looking Magnificent

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MelissaApple 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Maine Coon In The Winter

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EdvinKuric 3 years ago

Mine is a bit smaller with same colors, only a year or two old (we got him off the street) and he is already just about bigger that my friends full grown tabby

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Girl With Beautiful Maine Cat

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BrianJansen 3 years ago

This looks like something out of a storybook

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He Is Part Of Our Family

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FlorentinaLestaru 3 years ago

I think I would be afraid of them... ^^ if they are as quick and agile and moody as regular sized cats.. yikes! :D

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Maine Coon Cat

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DanPeterson 3 years ago

Not a Persian, note the elongated snout and the prominent "M" coloring on his forehead. Clearly a Maine Coon.

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At The Vet

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ShaunStafford 3 years ago

Looks like a lion!

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Maine Coon Cat

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ShaunStafford 3 years ago

I need him!

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Maine Coon Cat

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RebeccaCook 3 years ago

Beautiful coloring!

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These Cats Are Super Long

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MikaëlMalka 3 years ago

roar!

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Maine Coon Cat

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DanWorcester 3 years ago

King of the apartment

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Giant Kitty

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CindyRock 3 years ago

Love his toe feathers and pointy ears!

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Maine Coon In The Winter

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CarolinePredic 3 years ago

Wow my favorite. Love the colors Superbe chat

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Maine Coon Cat

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IvanaAnavi 3 years ago

adorable :)

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That's How Big Maine Coon Cats Are!

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ShaunStafford 3 years ago

Oh My! He's a chunky one!

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Maine Coon Cat

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AnaMaria 3 years ago

''i'm an airplane''

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Maine Coon Cat

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MelissaApple 3 years ago

Wow look at that tail!

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Maine Coon Cat

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MaryF. 3 years ago

Oh my gosh - the legs. So cute!

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Max, My 4 Month Old Poly Maine Coon

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LynneWood 3 years ago

Its a polydactyl Maine Coon, they can have either extra toes or thumbs. Yes cats really can have thumbs.

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Maine Coon Cat

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MikaëlMalka 3 years ago

It kinda short but if it smells like a cat...

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Maine Coon

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prettysunako 3 years ago

Looks like a tiger!

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#22

My Friend's Fabulous Maine Coon

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MonicaClark 3 years ago

Beautiful color!

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Maine Coon Cat

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Love it. I am queen lol

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Maine Coon Cat

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Kathy Shaw 3 years ago

Wow!

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Maine Coon Cat

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SonjaPierce 3 years ago

BUBBA! :D

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Maine Coon On The Bed

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DeeBaulch 3 years ago

Madame will see you now.... :)

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Maine Coon Cat

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JoleneCharlton 3 years ago

This guy looks like my cat! (Also a Maine Coon).

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Maine Coon Cat

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JennieSvensson 3 years ago

Butt fluff :D

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Maine Coon Cat

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GillianRoffe 3 years ago

Just like my Molly... They are the best cats to have!

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Feed Me Please!

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AmandaWhittaker 3 years ago

HOLY TALL/Long batman!

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Maine Coon Cat

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JenniferOldham 3 years ago

Mama's fluffy baby

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#32

Close Up Maine Coon Photo

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Kathy Shaw 3 years ago

B!

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Maine Coon Cat

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Faith Nicole 10 months ago

Love how kitty's looking back like ya, you know I'm the best

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Maine Coon Cat

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MikaëlMalka 3 years ago

old soul

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Maine Coon Cat

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AnaMaria 3 years ago

ups!! doctor!!! giii

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Maine Coon Cat

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DeeBaulch 3 years ago

Huge whiskers :)

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Maine Coon

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Rhon 3 years ago

Needs a good brushing!

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Maxamus

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3 years ago

BTW I'm 6 foot 4 inches tall lol

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Maine Coon Cat

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DeeBaulch 3 years ago

Look at those tufted feet.... :)

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Maine Coon Cat

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MonicaClark 3 years ago

Wow love the markings!

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Sleepy

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BarbaraJones 3 years ago

This one looks a lot like my Monster, except he is a short haired. I suspect he is only half Maine Coon because he's only about 38 pounds and doesn't have the long hair.

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Rocky

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Maine Coon Cat

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

How many pounds is that big one?

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Lord Tiron

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CatherineGillam 3 years ago

Arrrrgh so cuuuute! Look at those eyes!!

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Maine Coon Cat

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

I absolutely love that color. More cream like a palomino horse than an orange tabby stunning

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#46

Little Baby Main Coon

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3 years ago

Picture taken when he was almost 7 months old.

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#47

Maine Coon Next To Another Cat

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Fred Smiff 3 years ago

you never really appreciate the size until you see them with a normal moggy

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Maine Coon Cat

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Wow gorgeous

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Maine Coon Cat

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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My 22lb Love Bug

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Aaaawwww this picture melts my heart

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Maine Coon Cat

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AnaMaria 3 years ago

love is in the air

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Maine Coon Cat

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Big big kitty

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Maine Coon Cat

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MonicaClark 3 years ago

Absolutely love this one!!

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My Baby!

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Gorgeous

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Maine Coon Cat

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Happy & Proud

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SusanSackinger 3 years ago

Not sure it's tufts. Might be mostly ear.

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Maine Coon Cat

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MarileeHeydt 3 years ago

Right! Get a cat that matches the sofa...

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#58

My Maine Coon Cat

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SusanSackinger 3 years ago

Where'd the rest of him go?

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Micha

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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..my Cat Stuck On My Lightpad

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Uuummmmm excuse me but I'm reading in here lol

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Maine Coon Cat

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Our Son!

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Stunning

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Badem The Giant Cat

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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#65

2 Year Old Litter-mate Brothers. Maine Coon On Right.

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AmandaWhittaker 3 years ago

Regular and extra Large ;)

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Maine Coon Cat

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Bloomberg, Our Maine Coon

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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#68

Does This Look Like A Maine Coon?

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Two Sisters

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Little and large

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Harper @amandagphoto

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Wish

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Beautiful first white one I've seen

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Winnie,9months Old

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AmandaWhittaker 3 years ago

Go Go Gadget - ARMS!

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Jay-zee Maine Coon Female 22 Month

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Maine Coon Cat

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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My Coonie, Leia.

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Maine Coon Cat

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Mesmerising

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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Sammy From Richmond 'va.

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3 years ago

Sammy was one of three kittens abandoned by the mother in our shed. All the animal shelters were full so we kept them all. Now I'm glad we did they are the most affectionate cats ever!!!

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'stinkin' Blinkun

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3 years ago

'Stinkun' Blinkun' is in her summer coat here....

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Soxy Walks

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RoniMezza 3 years ago

I think this is my favorite!! I love tuxedo cats, they're so beautiful and a tuxedo Maine Coon, now that's perfection!!

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Moko

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Rosalita D'Aloia 3 years ago

Beautiful

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