So, maybe you are also fallen in love with this fascinating breed and decided to buy a Maine Coon kitten. Most important things to consider is a health and temper and of course the breed standard.

Here are some simple rules which you should follow:

  • Buy a kitten only from breeders.

    The breeders always provide documents; it’s a guarantee that you buy a really Main Coon kitten, not just a kitten similar to it.

  • Buy kittens only at the age of 3 months.

    This point is very important because only by this time there are clear signs of the breed. And of course, up to three months the kitten needs a mother-cat, and it is not yet able to eat completely independently. Next thing is a basic vaccination which is usually done in three months age.

  • Look at the parents of you featured pet, their pedigrees lines and documents.

    This is also an important thing to consider, if the breeder doesn’t show you parents and their documents, you should continue your searching.

  • Watch the kittens in the group. Kittens at the breeder should be playful, but should not be aggressive, or flaccid.

    It’s a great thing, if kittens grow up in a family, especially with children. This educates them been a part of a family, enter in contact with different members.


A Maine Coon is large cat. They are large as kittens and large as adults. Maine Coons usually have muscular, broad chests and long rectangular bodies with a “ruff” around the neck and tufts of fur on the ends of ears. It takes about four years to reach full maturity. They have over-sized paws, round, and tufted. Some original Maine Coons were polydactyl (had extra toes).

A telltale sign of the Maine Coon cat is their fur. It is very thick and medium to long. They evolved to survive the harsh Maine winters so they have tufts of fur on their paws as well as that long silky coat with the thick undercoat.

Maine Coons come in just about every cat colour and pattern (about 75 altogether) — tabby solid, red or orange, white, cream, buff, black, brown, silver, tortoiseshell or calico.

Maine Coons have a variety of meows, chirps and trills at their disposal. When they meow, they often have a soft, tiny voice that is incongruous with their large size.


Maine Coons are very friendly and intelligent cats. Also, they are very playful and curious. People make for them several funny nicknames behind their personality traits such as “gentle giants” and the “dogs of the cat world”. Because these large sized cats are outgoing and socialize well with both people and other animals. 
They are completely not aggressive with children or other cats, but they can certainly hold their own in an argument so it is always best to introduce them to a new cat with supervision. They are very accepting of new circumstances.
If you come across a Maine Coon that is not friendly or seems to feel a bit nervous they are very likely coming from a bad situation–that’s how rare it is to find one that does not want to make friends.
They will accept the whole family as their own but will be especially loyal to the person that cares for them.
This a great breed that is simply a joy to be around.


There are many different legends about the origins of the Maine Coon. One of them tales about an English sea captain named Charles Coon sailed up and down the New England coast with a host of cats aboard his ship. Predominant among them were long-haired Persians and Angoras, popular in England at the time. Capt. Coons cats accompanied him when he went ashore, and when long-haired kittens started showing up in local litters, people would say the mother cat had gotten “one of Coon’s cats.”
Another sea captain figure in a different origin legend is a Captain Samuel Clough who brought cats over as part of an unsuccessful plot to smuggle Marie Antoinette out of France during the revolution. Captain Clough’s ship was loaded with the Queen’s luxurious personal items, including six of her favourite pet Angora cats. Marie was seized before she boarded, but Captain Clough escaped, taking the Queen’s six cats to Maine where they bred with native cats to produce the Maine Coon.
But the more realistic legend – it is possible that Maine Coons are descended from Norwegian Skogkatts brought over by the Vikings in the 11th century. Known as Norwegian Forest cats today, the Skogkatt came out of the Scandinavian forests and was domesticated within the last 4,000 years. They bear a close resemblance to Maine Coons, with their long fur and tufted ears and paws. Like Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest cats are very people-oriented cats.