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Maine Coon

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Description: Maine Coons weigh 9 to 18 pounds some can even weigh up to 20 or more pounds. The cat doesn't reach full size until the age of three to five years old. The Maine Coon has a thick coat made for the harsh Maine climate. They are very muscular and broad-chested. They medium length legs and giant round paws with thick fur to act as snowshoes during the winter.The brown tabby pattern is most common in these breeds, but they have also been known to be black, red or white, and all tabby colors. Maine Coons are very friendly and are able to get along well with children who treat them kindly. This type of cat loves attention yet is not too needy.

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History: The Maine Coon is from New England, hailing from Maine. They were known for hunting mice on farms and even ships dating back as early as the 19th century. Some people have said that the Vikings brought the cat to North America, some other people say that the descendant of the cat belonged to Marie Antoinette. Their name is from the cats that didn't have the brown tabby coat which was called Maine Shags. The first published Maine Coon dates back to 1861 about a black and white cat named Captain Jenks of the Horse Marines.

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Interesting Fact: Some Maine Coons years ago had 6 toes on each paw, this helped the cat move more freely in environments that was covered in snowfall and helped them hunt prey.

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Comments (1)

sarahj said

at 12:09 pm on May 1, 2018

When does the cat reach full size?

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