Cat of the week: the largest Maine Coon I have seen

Here is a thumpingly large Maine Coon. You won’t see a larger domestic cat unless someone calls a tamed puma a domestic cat. The Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat breed (excluding F1 wild cat hybrids).

Not only is he impressively large, I have never seen lynx typed ears with such long hair. And it is orange hair. He is an orange (red) tabby cat too (strictly speaking tabby and white). I always think that red tabbies are a bit special.

His hair is as long as a Persian cat’s hair that has been bred to extreme. His tail is plumed to magnificence but we can’t see it extended. The hair on his tail is about 9 inches long.

His face is as cute as can be and his head is almost as large as the head of the woman who is carrying him who I presume is his caretaker and companion. She may be his creator (breeder).

I don’t know enough about this cat. I don’t even know who took the photo – sorry. I am sure someone will tell me. He should weigh in at the very top end of pure domestic cats (non-wild cat hybrids) at around 25+ lbs. That’s a guess, though.

The world’s largest cat is on this page (an article about the largest cats domestic to wild).  See wild cat species by size is on this page.

Associated: Red tabby Maine Coon Dante (an amazingly attractive cat).

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Michael Broad

Hi, I am 70-years-of-age at 2019. For 14 years before I retired at 57, I worked as a solicitor in general law specialising in family law. Before that I worked in a number of different jobs including professional photography. I have a longstanding girlfriend, Michelle. We like to walk in Richmond Park which is near my home because I love nature and the landscape (as well as cats and all animals).

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  • Hey Michael,

    Usually we compare eyes of a women & cat. The cat always wins but this time cat looses the contest. Who is she ? I would like to be her friend lol :)

    • Hi Zeez, :) I don't know who she is. I think she is Polish living in Poland. The cat may be a Polish Maine Coon.

      • Thank Michael for such a quick reply :) I think i need to trip to Poland next summer ;-) Both are so cute <3

    • Hi Michele. The reason why your post was held for moderation is because there were links in it and anti-spam software sees that sort of comment as potential spam.

      Thanks for your research on this. Interesting. I does not surprise me that this cat is Russian. Russians do breed to extreme like some Americans. Their British SHs are a bit weird with large cheeks for example.

      • No problem about the delay with moderation Michael. I wasn't sure if the off site links would be ok, but I thought others might like to see more of Mozart and other cats from the same breeder.

        Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I find the different global interpretations of the breed "ideal" interesting. There are a few US breeders importing Maine Coon's from Polish catteries as their look is finding favour with people who consider this "wilder" looking MC more attractive. Whether they will gain widespread popularity or win US cat shows remains to be seen.

    • I am not surprised you want one! Search online for a Maine Coon breeder and then visit the place. If you live outside of the USA some breeders ship internationally. However, not every Maine Coon is this large. Really, this cat is exceptional. Most Maine Coons are larger than average but their size can tend to be exaggerated. Good luck.

  • mazing black maine coon he is lovely .the best cats to have. if you like a big cat. l have to maine coon a tabby with white . I went to a cat show the weekend with her she won her grand champion class .the other maine coon is a tortie and white. they love to be with you all the time.

    • This is my Roo he was put to rest on November 28, 2011.
      His presence in my life is missed every single day.

      • aww hes geogerous yea its so hard when have to put them to sleep i never thought he my wildest dreams id ever had to do it. It happened so Quick. Roo looks alot like ozzie except he had a white bib. Hes taken over the role of playing with the kittie jasmin. So lovely to see.

        • As soon as I saw Ozzy I thought of Roo and had to share him with you. Roo was very special to me and putting him down was a difficult but necessary decision. I will never forget him.

          • aww its hard. thats how i felt when i had to put cassy to sleep. She passed away 3 months ago she was a very special girl miss her so much. Although got jasmin now it still hard as cass was one of a kind so i know exactly how you feel. hugs

      • yea hes a feisty boy hes head of the house or likes to think he is. he had some grey bits under neath and im pretty sure hes got a brown or redish tinge

  • I just can't get over those ears!! He is such a big handsome boy! Here is my Ozzie who is big but I think he would have been bigger had the Calichi not taken hold of him as an adolescent cat.

    • Hi Leah, I guess you mean the Feline calicivirus (FCV). Ozzie look very sweet. He has nice eyes. He looks like a retiring sort of cat. Lovely coat too.

      • Thanks Michael he is sweet and very vocal! Yes it was the Calicivirus that took hold of him I think he was only about 5 or 6 months when we found out. He's fine though now, he's very loved :)

  • He is just beautiful. I have never seen ears like that. His Mom is truly lucky to have him. He is very special. I had a 16 pound Maine Coon all black with double paws on all fours, and he was the love of my life. He was such a sweet lover boy and he graced my presence for 17 years. There is nothing like the Maine Coon personality.

    • Hi Pat. I agree that the Maine Coon is the world's best pedigree cat. And this boy is one of the best examples so he is special. Thanks for sharing Pat.

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