The Maine Coon is one of the largest domestic cat breed of cat on the planet and one of the most popular choices of cat breed for families throughout the UK.
They’re an intelligent cat breed with a mind of their own. The Maine Coon has a playful and gentle nature and dog-like characteristics.
This cat breed is prone to several health conditions such as hip dysplasia, cardiomyopathy and feline hypertrophic. A reputable breeder will use screening methods to try and minimise these health conditions.
The ancestral origins of the Maine Coon are still unknown and most theories are only speculation. There has been folk tales of the involvement of Marie Antoinette.
The Maine Coons is known for being friendly and affectionate. As well as being huge in size, they're also huge in personality. They love the company of their family and can be trained to be very obedient when called.
They have innate hunting skills and distinctive appearance. This cat breed is one of the eldest natural breeds to exist. They’re a very sociable cat breed with a prominent exterior and triangular body shape. Their coat varies in colour. This cat breed has soft, silky; medium to long hair. They require minimal grooming compared to other long-haired cat breeds. Their coat comes in a variety of colours and patterns, with the most popular pattern being the brown tabby.
The Maine Coon requires moderate levels of grooming. Brushing their coat 2-3 times a week is enough to remove the dead hair and prevent the coat from becoming matted.
The Maine Coon also requires regular trimming of their nails and their teeth to be brushed as frequently as possible to prevent gum disease.