The Maine Coon is the official cat in the state of Maine. It’s one of the oldest natural breeds in North America. They boast a long flowing coat, gentle personality, and great hunting skill. They’re the second most popular cat breed — bumped out of spot number one by the Persian. Maine Coons tend to be impressively large. Guinness World Records listed Stewie, the Maine Coon cat, as the longest. Stewie measured 48.5 inches from nose to tail.
Fun Fact: A Maine Coon cat named Cosey won “Best Cat” at the very first cat show in the U.S. It was in 1895 and took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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