Origin of the race
To the origin of the Maine Coon entwine many myths. The most technically impossible is that a domestic cat from the state of Maine has crossed with a raccoon. There are many more stories about captains who are said to have brought these animals.
Much more possibility is that this breed was created by simple, natural selection. Just like the Norwegian forest cat and the Siberian forest cat, which were created from similar climatic conditions on the same latitude. Genetically she is related to the domestic cats in the New York area.
First mentioned in the 1850s, this cat was known and then became popular as a Maine cat. Much later the Maine cat was named “Maine Coon”.
First in 1968 by the MCBFA, in 1976 at CFA, the TICA founded in 1979 accepted them from the foundation and in 1983 the FIFè moved to.
The Maine Coon is “large framed” and has a long, dense and water-repellent coat. She has a long tail like a racoon. Fur tufts are growing from the ears and between the toes. The popular lynxtips on the big ears are desired and give this cat a great look. It is one of the largest and heaviest cats in addition to the Ragdoll and the Norwegian Forest Cats. While females weight is 4 – 7.5 kilograms, males weight is between 7-9 kilos and are usually a lot bigger. Of course, there are exceptions for both sexes and it has been drawn animals with over 12 kilograms.
The Maine Coon needs 3 -4 years to get “ready”. It can be said that in the first two years she will set the “framework” she will fill in the coming years. Therefore, the cubs are often lanky and lean. At least according to my sensation and experience.
To the temperament I can only say … once Maine Coon, always Maine Coon.
The Maine Coon is an incredibly talented hunter and even older animals are still very playful, or sometimes even really childish. They are always friendly and open to new things. Not only the tail is raccoon-like, but also a lot of their behavior. The preference for example to explore everything with their paws.
The food is very passionately picked out and eaten with the paws, doors are not an obstacle and your drain filter is bettersearched by your cat. You maybe have to accept the constant puddle of water around the bowl, because of the fact that these cats love the water and like to play with it. The retrieving is in the blood of many of this breed and I was allowed to do this experience quite often.
The Maine Coon is a very social cat and should not be kept alone.
Our cats are very tolerance with dogs and enjoy the time with the “other” four-legged friends. They are very talkative and talk to each other all day long. And after work or a longer purchase, your Maine Coons can proudly tell you what they have experienced throughout the day. They will be there when you come home, but also until you have cleared away the shopping and you are never alone in the shower. And even in furniture construction or other projects, they will be there all time, actively help with the distribution of pens and cardboard chips, and be part of your life.
The best way to describe it is …
A Maine Coon does not only live at your home, they will live with you.
This text is not copied, these are my own experiences with these incredible animals!