Maine Coon (MCO)


To Semi-longhair breeds

The large to very large cat has a muscular, elongated and broad body.
It gives an overall rectangular impression. The muscular neck is of medium length, the rib cage is broad.

The medium long legs are solid and muscular. The paws are large, round and tufted.

The tail is long and shall reach at least to the shoulders. It is broad at the base, tapering and with flowing furnishing.



The large, massive head with straight contours appears square. Cheek bones are high.
The nose is of medium length. The profile is curved.
The muzzle is massive and square and clearly defined.
The chin is massive and solid and is in line with the upper lips and the nose.

Ears The ears are very large with a broad base and tapering. They are almost upright and high set.
The distance between the ears is no more than an ear width. The ear furnishing extends beyond the outer edge of the ears, ear tufts (lynx tufts) are desirable.
Eyes The eyes are large, oval, set wide apart and slightly slanted.
Eye colour shall be even and corresponds with the coat colour.
Blue eyes are allowed only in pure white animals.
Odd-eyes are allowed only in pure white animals and in animals with the white parts Bicolour, Harlequin and Van (01, 02, 03).

Except the frill, the fur on the head and the shoulders is short and becomes distinctly longer along the
back and the flanks, as well as on the belly. The dense undercoat is soft and fine under the coarser,

firm top coat. The dense, loosely falling top coat is water repellent and covers the back, flanks and top
of the tail completely. The under parts of the body and the back of the hind legs have only undercoat.
Longer furnishing on the chest is desirable, a full frill is not required.

Colour varieties

The colours chocolate and cinnamon, as well as their dilution (lilac and fawn) are not recognized in any
combinations (bicolour, tricolour, tabby). The pointed pattern is also not recognized. All other colours
and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted. The description of colours is listed in
the general list of colours.

  • A coat with an overall even length.
Faults excluding
the certificate
  • Finely built body.
Scale of points
Body 35 points
Head 30 points
Eye colour    5 points
Coat texture, colour and pattern 25 points
Condition    5 points
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