Here's an overview of two plus-sized breeds with personalities to match their statures: the Maine Coon and the Norwegian Forest cat. To endure the harsh winters of Scandinavia, the Norwegian Forest cat — also called the \"Wegie\" (pronounced \"wee-gee\") — evolved a double layer of thick, waterproof fur. AdvertisementAdvertisementHeads and TailsSome enthusiasts think the Norwegian Forest cat is the Maine Coon's direct ancestor. Norwegian Forest cats love socializing with their favorite people while Maine Coons engage in all sorts of canine behaviors. If you're in want of a pet and feeling indecisive, just split the difference and get yourself a Maine Coon.