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About the Maine Coon

Maine Coon
Maine Coons are one of the largest breeds of domestic cat whose small, quiet voices don't seem to fit their stature.

About the Maine Coon
While Maine Coons are highly people-orientated cats, they are not overly dependent. Maine Coons are known for their sweet and gentle nature. They generally get along well with children and dogs, as well as other cats. Maine Coons are not known to be climbers, preferring to keep their feet on the ground.
Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics
Coat: Medium coat
Size category: Giant
Average life expectancy: 12–15 years
Traits: Calm / Quiet / Friendly

Key facts
• Requires moderate grooming
• Suited to indoor and outdoor life
• Low maintenance

Origins of the breed
The origins of the Maine Coon are not precisely documented and there are many myths about them.
One of the oldest breeds in North America, the Maine Coon is generally regarded as a native to the state of Maine. A widespread, though biologically impossible, myth is that the breed originated from mating semi-wild domestic cats with racoons. This belief and the cat’s appearance, led to the adoption of the name Maine Coon.
Most breeders today believe that the breed originated in mating between pre-existing short-haired domestic cats and overseas longhairs. It would have been natural selection caused by the environmental conditions which produced the large, muscular and dense-coated cats to be able to survive harsh winters in New England.

Tailored Nutrition for Maine Coons
Balanced and complete feed for cats - Specially for Maine Coon cats
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