The Norwegian Forest Cat and the Maine Coon look a lot alike, don’t you think? That’s why I did some research for you!
Norwegian Forest Cat: Equilateral Triangle. Flat forehead.
Maine Coon: Wedge Shaped with a square muzzle. Forehead with a Gentle curve.
Norwegian Forest Cat: Straight and with no break.
Maine Coon: Gently curved.
Norwegian Forest Cat: Their eyes are almond-shaped.
Maine Coon: Large oval eyes with an open expression. Often with black ‘eyeliner’ around it.
Norwegian Forest Cat: Outer edge of ear follows the line of the head down to the chin completing the triangle.
Maine Coon: The ears are set high on the top of the head with not more than a ears width apart.
Norwegian Forest Cat: Medium in length, but square-like in appearance with a full chest.
Maine Coon: Long and rectangular with a broad chest.
Norwegian Forest Cat: Medium, heavy musculature neck.
Maine Coon: Medium long, sturdy neck.
Norwegian Forest Cat: The back legs are higher than the front legs.
Maine Coon: Medium in hight/length.
Both the breeds have toe-tufts.
Norwegian Forest Cat: A long and flowing tail that is as long as their body.
Maine Coon: Less bushy as the Norwegian Forest Cat, but long as flowing as well and as long as their body.
Norwegian Forest Cat: Double coat, long guard hairs, with a thick and wooly undercoat.
Maine Coon: Silky, uneven coat with a little bit of undercoat.
Norwegian Forest Cat: When the cat is fully matured, a big ruff grows around the neck, but not all the Norwegians have this. But there should be a frontal ruff beginning at the base of the ears.
Maine Coon: a moderate frontal ruff around the neck.
Norwegian Forest Cat: Up to 15 pounds. The males are larger and more imposing.
Maine Coon: Up to 20 pounds. Females a bit smaller than the males.
Do you have a Maine Coon or a Norwegian Forest Cat?