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 2 years ago

Dogs would be getting heart attack

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Maine Coon Cat Looking Magnificent

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Maine Coon In The Winter

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EdvinKuric 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

Looks like a lion!

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Maine Coon Cat

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RebeccaCook 2 years ago

Beautiful coloring!

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These Cats Are Super Long

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MikaëlMalka 2 years ago

roar!

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Maine Coon Cat

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DanWorcester 2 years ago

King of the apartment

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Giant Kitty

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CindyRock 2 years ago

Love his toe feathers and pointy ears!

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Maine Coon In The Winter

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CarolinePredic 2 years ago

Wow my favorite. Love the colors Superbe chat

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Maine Coon Cat

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IvanaAnavi 2 years ago

adorable :)

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That's How Big Maine Coon Cats Are!

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ShaunStafford 2 years ago

Oh My! He's a chunky one!

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Maine Coon Cat

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AnaMaria 2 years ago

''i'm an airplane''

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