A Maine Coon cat is one of the longest and heaviest domestic cats in the world. With their large feet and giant claws, maine coons are also known to be quite lanky and tall, and most often they grow very long with voluminous coats.
How tall is the average maine coon?
The size of a typical Maine coon comes in at 10–16 inches tall but these breeds can grow to be as tall as 23 inches.
How long is the average maine coon?
The average size of a Maine Coon is about 12-20 inches long, from nose to tail. A small Maine Coon can be as small as 8-10 inches long with a tail of 4-5 inches. Adult maine coon can reach up to an impressive 40 inches in length.
Do males and females maine coon have different lengths and heights?
Male and female maine coons have different lengths and heights, but it is not always easy to tell them apart.
Male maine coons are usually bigger in size than females. They also have longer tails and a shorter tail base. Females tend to have a shorter tail base compared to males because they don’t need as much room to give birth. The general rule of thumb is that the length of a male maine coon’s tail should be twice the length of a female’s tail, while their height should be about 2-4 inches taller than the female.
In terms of average size, the male and female both can get up to 40 inches. So, it’s possible for a female cat to grow all the way up to being just as long as a male cat.
Do maine coon mixes have the same height and length as purebreds?
The short answer is that they do not. Mix-breed cats usually don’t reach the same length as purebred cats. The difference in size can be seen when comparing two cats, with one purebred and one mixed breed.
Have any maine coons ever received awards for their length?
Yes, Maine Coon cats have received numerous awards for their size and length. Some of the most famous maine coon cats are:
- Stewie: At 123 cm (4 ft 0.42 in), Stewie was the longest domestic cat to ever live. He also held the Guinness World Records title for longest tail on a domestic cat living (measuring 41.5 cm/16.34in). He passed away in February 2013.
- Ludo: Has a height of 118.33 cm (3 ft 10.59 in) and was verified on October 6th, 2015.
- Barivel: Measures 120 cm (3 ft 11.2 in). He was verified as the longest domestic cat living on May 22, 2018.