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Maine Coon

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Maine Coon


Three Maine Coons


Country of Origin USA
Date of Origin 1860s
Weight 4 - 10 Kgs (9 - 22 lbs)

Main Characteristics


Maine Coons are one of the largest breeds of domestic cat. They have a large frame, square shaped head, large ears and a long, flowing tail. Their coat is long and soft and can be a variety of colours and patterns.

Temperament

Main Coons are gentle giants.

Suitability

If you are considering a Maine Coon as a pet, consider the following points:
They require moderate grooming
They are gregarious
They are sedate
They are usually vocal

Interesting Facts

Maine Coons are also known as:
Coon Cat
Maine Cat
Maine Shag

Maine Coons are the official state cat of Maine, USA.

A purebred male Maine Coon holds the Guinness World Record of being the longest cat. He measures 120 cms (47.2 inches) from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail and he weighs 16 kgs (35 lbs).
 


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