Maine Coon Cat

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First Litter from Cancoon Cattery

The Maine Coon Cat probably originated on sailing ships that traded the U.S. northeastern coastline.  Once ashore they evolved to endure the harsh weather conditions in their new homeland.  The Maine Coon Cat is large with bog bones, and is a great hunter.  Daily grooming due to its heavy and shaggy coat; will shed.  The coat, however, is silky and resists tangling.  Tail is somewhat reminiscent to a raccoon.  Lynx-like face with large, pointed ears, large round eyes, and square muzzle.

  • BREED TYPE:  Natural
  • BODY TYPE:  Cobby
  • COAT TYPE: Longhair
  • SIZE:  Medium to large.  Up to 18-20 pounds.
  • TEMPERAMENT:  Affectionate but needs freedom.  Not demanding.  Quiet.  Is good with children and other pets.  Males are the clowns while the females try to maintain some dignity.
  • COLORS: White, black, blue and white.  Tabby:  silver, cream silver, brown classic, brown tabby and white, torbie and white, silver patched, blue silver patched.  Black smoke and white.

Recommended Web Links

Maine Coon Cat Forum

Maine Coon Rescue (MCR)

Cancoon Cattery, Oregon

Native Maine Coon Cat Association

Maine Coon Cat Club of Great Britain

Cat Fanciers Magazine Profile

United Maine Coon Cat Association

Maine Coon Breeders and Fanciers Association

CFA Profile

TICA Standards