Although the "Central club fans Maine Coon" was created in 1963 in the United States, and she the breed has existed for over a century and is actively represented on exhibitions, official permission to participate in such events was obtained only in 1976.
Among pet purring Maine coons are real heavyweights. Weight adult females can reach eight, male – fifteen pounds. The height at the withers ranges from 30 to 50 centimeters. Animals have large, muscular, big-boned body and a massive head with large pointed ears topped with tassels. The tail is fluffy, long, wide at the base and tapering to the tip.
- other colours (tabby pattern, tortoiseshell, calico).
They are active and inquisitive, but at the same time very neat. Agile, playful, but in any case not annoying.
Nature has given Maine Coon gorgeous thick hair. It is less problematic compared to wool, for example, of the Persians, but also needs regular care. Comb pet should be at least once a week (during moulting more often). In addition, Pets need regular washing. Maine coons bear bathing, sometimes even like water.
Mixed feeding, although it is chosen by some breeders, is very controversial. As industrial feed fully balanced, the inclusion in the diet of additional products can lead to excessive or insufficient of any substance. What can to lead to serious health problems.
the Maine Coon is a beautiful and unusual cat with a rich history. And let now they are valued not for hunting qualities, these "little tigers" continue to win the hearts of people around the world.