10 Things I Love About Maine Coons

(They Are So Smart!)

Maine Coons are wonderful family pets. They are known for their looks, personality, and so much more. Here is a peek into life with these cats as pets. Why do Maine Coon lovers consider them the best cat? Let's find out!





Whether you are new to this breed and just learning about them, or have a Coon (or two) of your own, there is just so much to know and love about them. How about your Coon? What do you love about him or her? Share below!


#1: They Are So Smart

"Are Maine Coons smart?"

The Maine Coon Cat breed has been known for its intelligence for many years. If you have a Coon, you know how smart they are.

collage of maine coonsPin to read later!

These intelligent cats come when called, can be taught to do simple tricks, and they are very trainable.

This intelligent animal usually doesn't exhibit cat behavior problems, because they are so trainable.

Maine Coons are totally smart, and they let you know it.

Although they have above average intelligence, they somehow don't make the lists of smartest cat breeds!

I'd like to think this is because the Maine Coon breed is such a consistently popular cat breed that different breeds deserve a place to shine!




#2: They Are Devoted

brown tabby and white maine coon catKatori, from our Jan '22 Album

Having one of these guys or gals in the house is having a friend. These curious cats are great company and are not particularly independent.

They don't fall into the cat stereotype of a cat who wants to be left alone, aloof and solitary.

Far from it! Maine Coons are very much like dogs. They often settle on a favorite person, following him or her around the house, "talking," and "helping" with chores.

Even a dog person will succumb to their charms. It's no wonder they are called dogs of the cat world!

When you call your Maine Coon he will come from wherever he is in the house, because he loves you and he is devoted to you!

When you sit down, he will usually be right there. He is a companion and (often) also a lap cat.


Fun Fact: "Does a Maine Coon talk?"

Yes, Maine Coons are known for being vocal! I miss the sounds of my Maine Coons talking to me!

Maine Coon talking is so fun and interactive. Maine Coon cat lovers enjoy many fun "conversations" with their cats.


#3: Maine Coons Are Friendly

Oh, yes, such a friendly cat! In fact, when you visit a cattery to see your kitten and his parents, you'll notice that the adults are just as friendly and curious about you as the kittens.

They come right up, rub on you, sniff you, chirp a greeting. These are very social, talkative animals. Did we mention they are like dogs?

It's an honor to be the person on the receiving end of their affections. Maine Coons are famous for their laid back personality.



#4: They Are Fantastic With Children

child and big maine coonMy Maine Coon Leo and his boy

Maine Coon owners know this is a family cat if there ever was one. They allow children to pick them up, and handle them. Of course, these smart cats expect gentle handing and respect.

I trusted my Maine Coons completely with my small children. They grew up together and were the ultimate family members.

My Maine Coons "talked" to the kids, rubbed on them, snuggled and purred with them. A lot.




#5: Maine Coons Are Beautiful

Well, of course, we know that! This is one handsome cat if there ever was one. The official state cat of Maine boasts a shaggy coat, distinctive markings, fabulous ruff, expressive eyes, and a bushy tail that puts any other to shame!

Their good looks make them a coveted breed! Even the Maine Coons who don't get to star in a cat show are so stunning.




#6: They Are Photogenic

cute brown tabby maine coon kittenAmelia, from our May '15 Album

This kind of goes hand in hand with being so darned pretty, but you can never take a bad picture of these cats!

Loosely resembling the Norwegian Forest Cat, who developed in a similar climate, Maine Coon cats are stunning to look at.

And if you like to take pictures, you'll always have a ready subject. No primping of these beautiful long-haired cats required!




#7: They Are So Funny

Everything they do is adorable. From trying to squeeze into a small box to falling off the couch mid-nap, Maine Coons will keep you laughing for years to come.

Good humor goes hand in hand with Maine Coon intelligence!

Males especially are known for remaining clown-like throughout their lives!

Their antics will keep you entertained. These intelligent pets are laid back, confident, and not afraid to really strut their stuff!




#8: They Are SO Colorful

Collage of Colorful Maine CoonsBeauties from our Photo Albums

Oh, that coat of many colors. No matter what color you fancy, there is a Maine Coon Cat for you.

From Black to White, Red Tabby to Brown, and everything in between, what variety!




#9: The Big Maine Coon Cat

Big Boy & His Small SisterBig Boy & His Small Sister

Oh, he is massive! There is nothing like one of those big boys. There are dainty ladies, of course, and medium sized Maine Coons, too, but a big Maine Coon cat cannot be topped!

Those boys can get so big! The size of Maine Coon cats is amazing, and truly something to behold. Even a female Maine Coon can be quite big.

With their large size and sweet temperament, it's no wonder they are considered the gentle giants of the cat world.




#10: Maine Coons Are Mysterious

It's true - they are alluring, mysterious, fascinating, charming, captivating cats.

Myths and legends abound regarding their temperament, and about their mysterious history as well.

We know this hardy breed is native to the state of Maine in New England, but how did they come to North America? Did Marie Antoinette have anything to do with it?




There will always be an aura of mystery surrounding this big cat, and to be the owner of a Coon is to have membership into a very special group of Maine Coon fans! What do you love about Maine Coons? Tell us here!




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