Maine Coons are the largest domestic cats in the world. Despite their size, they are known as gentle giants because of their relaxed and easy-going personality. This breed ranks #2 in the list of the most in demand cat breeds in the United States.
A Brief History On Maine Coon Cats
There is so much legend and folklore that surround the history of Maine Coon cats that it is almost impossible to pinpoint where they originated from. However, the most logical belief is that Maine Coons were the product of the cross between domestic short hair cats in New England and long-haired felines brought in from different parts of the world (particularly Europe) by seafarers between the 17th and 18th Century. Experts believe that the thick, shaggy long hair and humongous size of this breed were the result of natural adaptation.