A p p e a r a n c e
The breed was developed in North Eastern USA, the harsh climate
in this region resulted in a cat that adopted to the hard living
conditions in this area where only the largest, strongest
hunters could survive.
This hunters origin has given the Maine Coon itís
characteristics, the strong jaws, the wide snout with itís
square impression, the large eyes and ears to be able to see and
hear itís pray better. The coat of the Maine Coon is silky, semi
long and are rarely mating. It is desirable with a frontal ruff, the
coat is longer under the belly and around hind legs to protect
against cold and moist, itís shorter on the head, shoulders and
front legs to avoid mating.
Also the ears are well fured, often with lynx like tufs, set
high on the head. The paws are large, round and well fured
working as snow shoes not to sink in the snow while hunting. The
tail, long and bushy, the cat can sweep around its body during
cold nights. The snout is relatively long with a strong jaw
giving a square impression.
The Maine Coon is a large cat not fully grown until 4-5 years of
age. Females weighing in at between 4-6 kg and males between 6-9
kg, on occasion even more. Adding the coat you have a cat
looking strong and huge.
The Maine Coon should give a well proportionate rectangular
impression. The maine Coon can have almost any
colour but masked cats, chocolate and lavendel are not allowed.