Maine Coons are the largest domesticated cat, being known as the "gentle giants" of the cat world.  Their coats are medium to long in length.  It is two-layered, with a silky satin undercoat, beautiful ear tufts and tips, a ruff along the chest and a long, bushy tail   Maine Coons are intelligent and playful with a gentle personality.  They are slow to mature, taking 3 to 5 years before physically mature.  They will follow you around to help with whatever it is you are doing and they will chirp at you while they are doing it :).  

Males range in size from 12 to over 30 pounds and females range from 8-16 pounds.