Sex of Maine Coon has impact on personality

The Maine Coon, it is said, has a personality that is particularly dependent on the sex of the individual cat.

It appears that the females are "matriarchs-in-the-making".  A matriarch I reminded myself is a "woman who is the head of a family or tribe".  Although they are charming and affectionate, they like to get their own way. And they get it with a quiet determination. The females are excellent hunters.

In contrast, the males are more like boys! They are rather innocent and boyish in their behavior.

This comes from breeders and Maine Coon caretakers and guardians. So, you gotta believe it! Although it is a generalisation. Cats have individual characters so there will be a wide range of personalities. I guess that is obvious.

Female brown tabby Maine Coon bred in Russia
Female brown tabby Maine Coon bred in Russia. Photo in public domain

[Source: The Yankee Cat by Marilis Hornidge ISBN 0-88448-243-X]

Another person very familiar with the personality of the Maine Coon, Gloria Stephens, who is the author of her book Legacy of the Cat, tells us that at the time of publication of the book (2001) she lived with an altered (spayed) female Maine Coon. 

She writes that her cat was calm and collected and that she controlled the household with 'a mere glance of the eye', in her words. She remarked that, "The people, the furniture, even the other cats in the house are under her authority". This seems to support what I have written above.

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