All Cat Breeds Assur O’Poil – Maine Coon
. History and origins
The Maine coon is a breed of cat native to the United States, from the state of Maine located in the north of the country. This cat is one of the biggest domestic cats.
Its origins are made up of legends about a cross that may be impossible between a wild cat and a raccoon (raccoon in English). It is most likely the Maine cone, the fruit of the cross between cats with long hair
from Asia, introduced by sailors and short native wildcats.
. Character and competencies
A quiet strong cat, the Maine Coon is social, affectionate and playful. It quickly becomes accustomed to strangers and remains a perfect companion for children and other pets.
Despite its large size, it can perfectly adapt to living in an apartment, as long as it can adequately play and motivate itself.
. Physical characteristics
● Average life expectancy: 20 years
● Average height: 110 cm of long
● Average weight: 6 to 10 kilos.
The Maine Coon is the largest breed of cat to date.
Due to the harsh climate in its region of origin it is a strong cat with powerful muscles.
It has the advantage of having fur that adapts to all seasons. Short hair on head, shoulders and legs, medium hair on back and sides. He is also recognizable by the shape of his slightly pointed ears.
. Health and care
A breed of cats with strong irradiation, the Maine Coon can be prone to certain diseases. The most common is a syndrome of thickening of the walls of the heart (hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy). Hip dysplasia (hip abnormalities) greatly affects this breed.