The Maine Coon originated in New England and is considered the Gentle Giant of the cat fancy. This breed is one of the largest cats you will see at a show. It’s long shaggy coat and full plumed tail that can cover it’s nose help it stay warm in cold New England weather. Maine Coons can be shy and will hide from people they don’t know. With family however, they love to cuddle and be close to them. They will chirp and chatter to call and speak to their people. They are loving, loyal and great with kids and other pets.