Originated of the United States (its name refers to its place of origin: Maine), this animal is a mixture of Angora, English, Scandinavian and American cats. Large, its musculature is very powerful and it can weigh a bit more than 10kg! Its fur is suitable for all seasons and will withstand the harshest winters, its fur is dense, silky and long on the back and sides, a good brushing occasionally will suffice.Soft and quiet, this "gentle giant" is not aggressive and dominant with other cats. It is sporty, playful and great hunter: he needs a lot of space, and a garden will be necessary. It will be very affectionate towards its master. According to legend, it is the fruit of the love of a cat and a raccoon!