The Maine Coon is a large and sociable cat reputed for its gentle personality, hence its nickname “the gentle giant.” 

They are known for being loyal to their family and cautious around strangers, independent and not clingy. The Maine Coon is generally not known for being a “lap cat” but their gentle disposition makes the breed relaxed around dogs, other cats, and children. They are playful throughout their lives, with males tending to be more clownish and females generally possessing more dignity, yet both are equally affectionate.  It is characterized by a prominent ruff along its chest, robust bone structure, rectangular body shape, an uneven two layered coat with long silky guard hairs with a soft undercoat, a long, bushy tail, and “Lynxing” on the ears – that is, long tufts of hair that extend beyond the top of ear leather.

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