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Maine Coon Facts

Maine Coon is alleged to be the largest domesticated breed of cat.

 

It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, specifically "native" to the state of Maine (though the feline was simply introduced there), where it is the official state cat.

 

Nature was and is not kind-hearted.  It only selects the biggest and the best.  It selects the best fighters and the best hunters to breed successive generations.  The Maine Coon cat is indeed a tall, muscular, big boned cat and if you add a couple of inches of winter coat and he or she looks even bigger.

 

Everything about the Maine Coon points to the fact that it has had to survive in a harsh winter climate.  Its glossy coat is heavy and water resistant.  It is longer on the ruff, stomach and britches to protect against water and snow.  It is shorter on the back and neck to guard against tangling in the brush.

 

The size and social acceptance of the Maine Coon cat, lends to its nickname,

"The Gentle Giant"

Maine Coon Facts

Maine Coon is alleged to be the largest domesticated breed of cat.

 

It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, specifically "native" to the state of Maine (though the feline was simply introduced there), where it is the official state cat.

 

Nature was and is not kind-hearted.  It only selects the biggest and the best.  It selects the best fighters and the best hunters to breed successive generations.  The Maine Coon cat is indeed a tall, muscular, big boned cat and if you add a couple of inches of winter coat and he or she looks even bigger.

 

Everything about the Maine Coon points to the fact that it has had to survive in a harsh winter climate.  Its glossy coat is heavy and water resistant.  It is longer on the ruff, stomach and britches to protect against water and snow.  It is shorter on the back and neck to guard against tangling in the brush.

 

The size and social acceptance of the Maine Coon cat, lends to its nickname,

"The Gentle Giant"