You'll want to know all about the amazing Maine Coon personality traits if you are just getting to know this awesome breed!
The character and personality traits of Maine Coon cats are outstanding.
These friendly, affectionate, loving, goofy animals have a disposition that totally belies their formidable, large size.
Maine Coon Cats may be the largest domestic cat breed, but they are also huge in character!
It may be their beautiful temperament that keeps them consistently one of the most popular breeds of cat in the United States. It's one of the best things about them.
There are actually myths and tall tales regarding the temperament and traits of these gentle giants.
You'll want to also take a look at our Characteristics and Tall Tales page where we debunk these urban legends about a Maine Coon cat's characteristics!
The gentle Maine Coon personality traits set them apart from the crowd. It is the reason they have so many loyal fans for life.
These intelligent pets claim a special place in your heart, and there's no turning back! Here's a closer look into that awesome Maine Coon temperament.
Yes, these are very social, friendly family members! This is a pet who prefers to be in the company of his human family, much like a dog! Sometimes they seem like pack animals.
According to Cat Fanciers' Association, the Maine Coon cat breed has "an essentially amiable disposition."  This means it's right in the breed description, they are friendly. Unsurprisingly, they can even make great therapy cats!
This affable cat will greet you every morning, and every time you get home. And yes, they come when called!
When company arrives, he'll be right there to greet the guests. They will be surprised to meet such a friendly cat!
In fact, with all of these these dog-like traits, it's no wonder these beauties are often called dogs of the cat world.
And when you get home at the end of the day, he'll run up and greet you with wonderful chirps.
You'll know he is really glad to see you.
Maine Coons have a curious nature and like to be involved in whatever their human family is doing.
Whether it's housekeeping, gift wrapping, or working from home, he will always be there to lend a helping hand.
These friendly cats are very vocal, and they make many wonderful cat sounds.
They often walk about the house meowing, yowling, chirping and trilling. There is so much to talk about! And of course there's nothing like the sound of your beloved friend purring away.
There's no doubt about it, they have huge character!
Some phrases that come to mind to describe a Maine Coon cat's nature are goofy, playful, loyal, intelligent, patient, loving, and so many more!
When one of these kitties are in the house, you know it! The character, charisma and personality of a Maine Coon Cat can't be beat.
Oh yes, the Maine Coon temperament is very affectionate. Some people love a "lap cat", and others prefer their pet to be near, but not on them.
There are variations, of course, but a Maine Coon is very loving.
Do Maine Coons like to cuddle? Many Coonies are definitely like laps! Given the choice, even the ones that aren't lap cats will always go in for a nice snuggle in their own way.
Most cat owners will say this is the most affectionate kitty they have ever had!
These cats won't turn away anyone's affection, either. They'll take their attention and cuddles from everyone. Adults, young children, even other pets!
They are large in size, and large in love. No matter how rugged a big Coonie may look, they are all love. Their sweet, docile nature is a cornerstone of the Maine Coon personality traits.
So remember to make time for your fur-friend! This super affectionate cat needs that special time every day.
A Coonie will easily convert any self proclaimed dog person to becoming a Maine Coon cat person, as well.
Most people know that they are big cats. Upon looking at such a large cat, they may be surprised to see that most often, a Maine Coon is as docile as a cat could possibly be.
What makes this breed great family pets? They are very laid-back.
The Maine Coon personality traits make them equally perfect choice for singles, apartment dwellers, or big, busy families.
They are incredibly patient with young children. Many will endure a lot of attention from kids, more than their share.
Provided there is adult supervision, this is a wonderful opportunity.
Children learn how to treat an animal lovingly, and in turn they develop a special relationship!
This calm and patient Maine Coon disposition makes them well suited for just about any family.
They get along quite well with dogs, too. They adapt easily, especially when the dog is well-trained and the introduction is handled with care.
"How can I ensure I get a cat with these Maine Coon personality traits?"
The best way is to locate a reputable breeder to work with.
It's a good idea to ask questions about the breed, and get to know the adult cats at the cattery.
Your breeder works hard to make sure your new family member is healthy and also socialized at a young age – a very friendly cat indeed!
Absolutely! A Maine Coon Kitten is confident, curious, affectionate, cheeky, and everything you could want in a kitten.
They adjust to their new home easily, and quickly become a star family member.
If so, it is subtle and there are so many exceptions that we would be doing a disservice to them to describe them differently.
One cat owner may say that male personality traits seem more friendly, or goofy, or affectionate.
But another would be quick to note that their female counterparts are every bit as fun and funny and loving. That certainly was the case with my boy and girl!
These happy cats quickly turn their owners into Maine Coon fans for life. It's understandable that Coonie lovers all over the world are quick to say that this is absolutely the best cat.
All in all, this loving, patient, intelligent cat make a magnificent family pet. And the gentle Maine Coon disposition makes them unforgettable! It may just be the best thing about them.
Personally, I have had domestic cats my entire life, starting at around age 10. I have adored each and every one.
My domestic medium haired ginger boy named Clyde was very Coonie-like in character and prompted me to learn about this breed and eventually have so many loving years with our Leo and Alice.
Looking back, there is an ineffable quality to the Maine Coon personality traits.
They are in a league of their own, and something one must experience for themselves to fully understand. Special doesn't even begin to describe these outstanding, marvelous cats.
Maine Coon Cat Breed Standard - The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc. (n.d.). Cat Fanciers’ Association. Retrieved February 18, 2022, from https://cfa.org/maine-coon-cat/maine-coon-cat-breed-standard/