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Maine Coon


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Maine Coon
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The Maine Coon cat is native to the Maine area of North America but it is thought to have derived from an American wild cat rather than another breed of domestic cat.

The Maine folklore is that the Maine Coon cat is in fact half cat and a half raccoon in origin, but it is more commonly thought to be closely related to the North American bobcat.

The Maine Coon typically has long fur although, many types that existent in Europe have shorter hair and are thought to be related to the wilder European farm cats.

The Maine Coon is popular domestic breed of cat due to its large size, long silky fur and its calm and gentle nature. The Maine Coon is an intelligent and affectionate breed of cat that loves to be active and to be around humans and other animals.

The Maine Coon is a very large breed cat, often double the size of other domestic cat breeds. The Maine Coon is thought to be so big due to its supposedly larger wild ancestors.


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Diane

"do maine coon cats shed the outside of thier toe nails. I keep finding like sheddings from curved nails."


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Maine Coon Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed...
Maine Coon
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from...
North America
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
122cm (48in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
12kg (25lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
12 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
Longhair
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Blue, Lilac, Fawn, Cream, Brown, Black, Golden, Ginger
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
5
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Intelligent, loving and affectionate

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