"The Official Cat Of The State Of Maine" 

The Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat breed but with a sweet, affectionate, and loyal nature.  They are big boned and muscular, with males weighing up to 18 pounds. Maine Coons can be up to 40 inches in length and come in 75 different color combinations. They are also called the American Longhair.  A large sociable cat that loves their family but isn’t demanding of attention.  They will follow you around and show an interest in what you’re doing, and snuggle up if you are willing.  Their easy going attitude has them getting along with everyone, including the family dog.  They enjoy playing fetch, have a love of water unlike their other domestic cousins, and have been known to learn to walk on a leash!  Maine Coons communicate with a chirping trill rather than a meow, a rather strange but funny sound coming from a such a big cat.  They are well suited to any home with people who will love them.