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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.