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Maine Coon

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Physical Characteristics
  • Soft, longhaired cat with long, plumed tail
Temperament
  • Loving nature, great disposition, very smart
  • Good with children and dogs
Medical Conditions
  • Needs boosters by 12 weeks old
  • Annual vet visit for checkups is important
While the listed ailments may be common in this breed, not all members of the breed suffer from these conditions. Responsible breeders screen for orthopedic and genetic diseases.
At Home
  • Does best indoors
  • Needs sufficient scratching device
  • Declawing is not recommended
  • Kittens are available after 12-16 weeks
Grooming
  • Trim nails regularly
Other Facts
  • Held in high regard for their mousing talents
  • Have always been a popular, sought after companion
Breed History
  • Native American longhaired cat
  • Hardy breed; developed in the harsh winters and varied seasons of Maine
  • Admired for its beauty, was chosen Best Cat at the first major cat show ever held in this country
For more information about this breed and breeder referral contacts, please visit the Harrier Club of America For breed rescue opportunities, visit HCA Rescue
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