Even more than for beauty, Maine Coon Cats are noted for intellegence and kind disposition. Though their size can be intimidating, they are known for their friendliness towards just about anything and are especially good with children and other pets. For these reasons, they have been dubbed the "Gentile Giant" of the cat fancy and are commonly sought after as family pets, companions, and therapy cats.
Maine Coons Cats are intelligent, trainable and described as "dog like." They will offer you hours of enjoyment with their antics,but can be at times very intrusive. Without question they want to be part of everything and your privacy may require a closed door between you and your cat. Maine Coon Cats have a fondness for water, to be in it, watch it, wash their food in it, or just plain play in it, so don't be surprised if you have an uninvited guest in your shower or help washing the dishes on any given day
The Maine Coon Cat has a silky and somewhat oily coat, it is not dense and its upkeep is much easier than that of other longhaired breeds. The coat is almost self-maintained but will require occasional grooming. Because they love attention of any kind, grooming is easily accomplished.
A Maine Coon Cat should be kept indoors, spayed/neutered (if purchased as a pet) and be provided proper nutrition and acceptable surfaces for expression of natural behavior, cleanlitter pans and scratching surfaces,