This breed is one of the largest breeds of domestic cat around. They will cost somewhere around $250-450 but that’s nothing compared to the affection you’ll receive from your Maine Coon. This breed is known as the “gentle giant” of the cat species and they are also very intelligent which makes them easy to train, especially for a first-time cat owner. They aren’t very good at being lap cats because they are independent in nature, but they are very playful and enjoy when you teach them tricks and play games. Like the Turkish Van, this breed loves to play in the water so it’s important to keep an eye on them if you let them outside. Maine Coons are also known for their talkative nature and are often joked to “talk back” to their owners.