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
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5 years ago

Dogs would be getting heart attack

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Maine Coon Cat Looking Magnificent

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Shana
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5 years ago

Gorgeous cat :)

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Maine Coon In The Winter

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MertyRobinson
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5 years ago

This looks like a Norwegian Forest Cat to me.

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#4

Girl With Beautiful Maine Cat

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FlorentinaLestaru
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5 years ago

he looks like he means business :D

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He Is Part Of Our Family

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FlorentinaLestaru
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5 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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AudreyLeBlanc
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5 years ago

beautiful animal!!!

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At The Vet

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ShaunStafford
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5 years ago

Looks like a lion!

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Maine Coon Cat

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SteffanieLynSmetham
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5 years ago

It's Zazhu! I knew he's gonna be on this list :)

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Maine Coon Cat

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RebeccaCook
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5 years ago

Beautiful coloring!

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#10

These Cats Are Super Long

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MikaëlMalka
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5 years ago

roar!

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Maine Coon Cat

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DanWorcester
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5 years ago

King of the apartment

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Giant Kitty

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ReneeLangdeaux
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5 years ago

Looks heavy!

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#13

Maine Coon In The Winter

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CarolinePredic
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5 years ago

Wow my favorite. Love the colors Superbe chat

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Maine Coon Cat

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CathyWheatley
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5 years ago

Gorgeous!

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#15

That's How Big Maine Coon Cats Are!

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meenakshi_k0909
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5 years ago

Whoa

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Maine Coon Cat

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AnaMaria
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5 years ago

''i'm an airplane''

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Maine Coon Cat

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MelissaApple
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5 years ago

Wow look at that tail!

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Maine Coon Cat

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LisaMarie
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5 years ago

My cat looks exactly like this one!!

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#19

Max, My 4 Month Old Poly Maine Coon

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KristenLong
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5 years ago

Too cute!

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Maine Coon Cat

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MikaëlMalka
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5 years ago

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

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#21

Maine Coon

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AngiePrentice
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5 years ago

gigantic lol

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#22

My Friend's Fabulous Maine Coon

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MonicaClark
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5 years ago

Beautiful color!

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Maine Coon Cat

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sgardner54@yahoo.com
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5 years ago

Love it. I am queen lol

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Maine Coon Cat

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Kathy Shaw
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4 years ago

Wow!

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Maine Coon Cat

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SonjaPierce
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5 years ago

BUBBA! :D

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#26

Maine Coon On The Bed

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DeeBaulch
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5 years ago

Madame will see you now.... :)

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Maine Coon Cat

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JoleneCharlton
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5 years ago

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

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Maine Coon Cat

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SofiaBellavista
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5 years ago

"Look at my magnificent ass!"

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Maine Coon Cat

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GillianRoffe
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5 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
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5 years ago

HOLY TALL/Long batman!

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#31

Maine Coon Cat

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JenniferOldham
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5 years ago

Mama's fluffy baby

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#32

Close Up Maine Coon Photo

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RobinReisch-Biondo
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5 years ago

BEAUTIFUL.....WHERE CAN I GET ONE.....LOVE CATS

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#33

Maine Coon Cat

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Rosalita D'Aloia
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4 years ago

Beautiful

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#34

Maine Coon Cat

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HanneLien
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5 years ago

Wow!Looks like a lynx. <3

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Maine Coon Cat

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AnaMaria
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5 years ago

ups!! doctor!!! giii

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Maine Coon Cat

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DeeBaulch
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5 years ago

Huge whiskers :)

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Maine Coon

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DeeBaulch
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5 years ago

I think if Johnny Depp came back as a cat... this would be him :D

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Maxamus

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sgardner54@yahoo.com
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5 years ago

Good god he/she is huge but absolutely gorgeous

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Maine Coon Cat

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MonicaClark
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5 years ago

I want this one!

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Maine Coon Cat

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MonicaClark
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5 years ago

Wow love the markings!

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Sleepy

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sgardner54@yahoo.com
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5 years ago

Exhausted lol

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#42

Rocky

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Rosalita D'Aloia
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4 years ago

Beautiful

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#43

Maine Coon Cat

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DeeBaulch
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5 years ago

Oh my goodness.... such a big ol'Coon

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#44

Lord Tiron

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CatherineGillam
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5 years ago

Arrrrgh so cuuuute! Look at those eyes!!

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Maine Coon Cat

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MonicaClark
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5 years ago

Love this one!

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#46

Little Baby Main Coon

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HelgatenBerge
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5 years ago

A kitten? As big as an European shorthair fullgrown...

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#47

Maine Coon Next To Another Cat

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DeeBaulch
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5 years ago

What could be better than a Maine Coon? Two of them!!!

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Maine Coon Cat

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sgardner54@yahoo.com
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5 years ago

Wow gorgeous

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Maine Coon Cat

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Rosalita D'Aloia
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4 years ago

Beautiful

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My 22lb Love Bug

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sgardner54@yahoo.com
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5 years ago

Aaaawwww this picture melts my heart

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