This breed is a wonderful home of giants arrived to us from far-away America, is considered the birthplace of Maine. Literally the name of the breed translates as “Manx raccoon” due to the resemblance of the Maine Coon coons powerful physique, color and a luxurious tail. Sometimes the origin of the breed is associated with raccoons, allegedly it came from crossing domestic cats with these animals. In fact, this question is veiled in obscurity.
Appearance the Maine Coon
Cats of this breed are the largest purring Pets among other people. The body of an adult individual reaches more than 1 m in length, and the weight ranges from 5-7 kg (females) up to 10-12 kg (males). In addition, these cats:
well-developed muscles, making them sort of chaps, though not to the detriment of the usual cat’s grace;
legs of medium length, fairly wide apart;
between the fingers there are tufts of hair;
the wool of unequal length: the head, legs and shoulders – short; on back, belly, and tail long;
tail tapering towards the tip, and its length equal to the length of the cat;
snout moderately elongated;
eyes slightly slanted, large, green, yellow, or Golden color;
the ears are large, wide at the base, almost vertically standing on the head (“ears open” as they say);
and at the tips of the ears – additions that make the Maine Coon like lynx.
Restrictions on coat color are almost nonexistent. The exceptions are chocolate, fawn, lilac, Abyssinian and Siamese colors, which appear as a result of crossbreeding with other breeds of cats.
Maine coons are wonderful companions. These big cats inspire respect and awe for its rather formidable appearance, but they are actually very affectionate and attached to her family.
their distinctive feature is the unusual delicacy: Maine Coon will never fit on the keyboard while you’re typing on the computer and will not stomp on your back if you haven’t woke up
these cats do not like to sit on their hands, they are too big for this, but to Nestle somewhere near the master is pleased;
also they will be pleased to agree to play;
and it will not be forgotten during the game, will not release the claws and bite;
it is therefore ideal Pets for families with children;
in addition, they perfectly coexist with other Pets;
the only exception is rodents: the Maine Coon is strong in the instinct of the hunter;
they are extremely careful not to have the habit to rush around the house at breakneck speed and destroy everything in their path, they are likely to bypass an obstacle than try to get rid of him (very redeeming feature, for example, expensive glass vases);
and they prefer not to get stuck in all sorts of crevices and narrow spaces, as the representatives of other breeds of domestic cats do not like closed places;
these cats are smart and quick-witted, easily accustomed to the tray and scratching posts;
and they are quiet, rarely serves a voice that is unexpectedly subtle and melodic for such large animals.
Because this breed was the result of natural selection, not artificial breeding, Maine coons do not bring much trouble to their owners. However, you should consider a few things:
like any domestic cat, the Maine Coon is quite possible to keep in the apartment, but if You have a house or suburban area, Your pet will be very happy, because such a large cat requires a lot of space;
Maine coons eat more than other breeds, so if sedentary lifestyle they may have problems with excess weight — these problems can be avoided by teaching the cat to walk in harness;
Maine coons are fairly clean, they lick themselves every day, but they still should be washed every 2-3 weeks to remove grease and dirt with long hair that should be combed a couple of times a week, the Maine Coon coat is not so easily tangle into mats, like Persians, but still this procedure is necessary.
Like other breeds of cats, makuni too sick, they should be taught, and at the first sign of the disease. it is necessary to begin treatment. Also very important to choose food.
Maine Coon — king 4 walls
Maine Coon — cat breed, bred in the USA over a hundred years ago. The ancestors of the modern Maine Coon cats are the aboriginal of the state of Maine. The breeding of this breed did local farmers who wanted to protect their grain supplies from mice and rats. But because they are primarily interested in how well these or other representatives of the cat family can catch mice and survive in the harsh climate of North America. Over time, under the strict guidance of landowners formed the breed with amazing hunting abilities, especially endurance, gorgeous thick hair and a great addition as a long, fluffy tail, which protected from the winter cold. Because of his resemblance with the raccoons (a large tail and striped pattern “tabby”) farmers named their Maine Coon, which means “raccoon of Maine”.
At the exhibitions “Manx raccoon” appeared in 1861 and was a great success. But the true recognition of the breed began only in 1967, first in America and then throughout the world. Created a real furore at the exhibition in Madison square (1985 new York), Maine coons be the most “fashionable” in the world of cats, and today their popularity is growing rapidly in Russia.
Maine coons are the largest domestic cats (length — meters, weight-10-15kg). They have a rather large head, powerful muscular body with a broad chest, large paws and an extremely impressive appearance, so at first glance at many of these “giants” with great apprehension. However, “giants”, despite the huge size, extremely peaceful, as it should be strong and confident “personalities”. Wonderful charm of the Maine Coon, their inner nobility, friendly, outgoing disposition is appreciated by many professional breeders and cat lovers.
A distinctive feature of the Maine Coon, are high – set, large ears, and add to the wildness of the brush, like a lynx. Large slanted eyes ash shades, on the background of chocolate, silver marble, red marble and black colour give them a frantic look. Despite the sometimes thick and long hair, they care not whimsical. For muscular body, broad chest, massive legs and a tail, hiding the incredible kindness of the animal.
Maine coons are characterized by profound love for the water. Their favorite activity is catching mice and rats, if any, in this they have no equal. They love to sleep in unusual places and unusual positions (the remaining signs of life in the wild). An incredible combination of wild appearance and gentle disposition.
Freedom-loving by nature, these animals need their own space.
They are very agile and active, love the game and impress a variety of tricks. Thanks to the excellent memory, the impression that these cats understand the owner even in sight. Maine coons do not cause inconvenience with a loud voice, on the contrary it sounds pleasant and melodic. In communicating with others, they are polite and considerate.
“Sweet and tender beast”, can be a friend and a babysitter to the child. Meink for the child will be a true friend and playmate. Representatives of this breed are particularly fond of some doggy fun, for example, recklessly chasing a thrown stick or ball and bring it back to the owner. Unlike normal cats Maine coons are not only not afraid of water, but even with the score you are interested. They can endlessly play with a trickle of water from the tap or swim in a small pond or tub. Very smart and good at learning. In General, if Pets are debating who to start – a dog or cat, the Maine Coon will be a great alternative to both.