Lets talk about the Maine Coon.
These beautiful long-haired cats are one of the largest domestic cats in the US. A male cat can weigh up to 25 pounds and a female can weigh up to 15 pounds. This long solid cat can easily take over your seating space if allowed. Maine Coons are very friendly and are considered of above average intelligence. They love spending time outdoors and remain playful into old age.
You can even hold a conversation with one! They have a wide range of vocal sounds to use which makes for some great bonding. The Maine Coon gets along well with other animals due to their calm nature and can make a good family pet.
While bathing isn't necessary, Maine Coons do have a tendency to love water so they are not opposed to bathing. Brushing should be started while they are kittens. Their long-haired coat can get matted or knotted up which can be helped with daily brushing.
Overall, this is a pretty healthy cat with a long life. On average, a Maine Coon will live 12-15 years.
Which means you will have a awesome beautiful companion for a long time.