The Maine Coon’s behaviour, personality, and commitment are particularly doglike for a cat. A relatively modern breed, its development dates back over 2 hundred years just. It is one of the biggest breeds of domestic house cat, with males growing up to 18 pounds at maturity, and it is the only cat that may be stated to be truly UNITED STATES in origin.
Originating in the American Northeast, its personality managed to get a favorite house pet, and its own hunting skills allow it earn its keep as a mouser. It really is a long-haired breed, having progressed to survive cool eastern winters. The coating is coarser than other longhaired breeds so that it doesn’t tangle as easily, and thus requires less regular grooming. The dense, bushy tail, approximately the length of your body, roughly, can be used for both balance and agility while hunting and as insulation to remain warm while at rest.
Despite its current popularity, the breed’s true origin remains uncertain, although some myths have arisen to take into account its appearance. The Genetic Impossibility theory suggests it arose from crossing local home pet cats with bobcats (or, as the name suggests, raccoons, presumably detailing the breed’s large size, pointed ear tips, and bushy tail.) The Romantic theory would posit a France connection suggesting Marie Antoinette attempted to escape France during the Revolution, packing her possessions, including several longhaired pet cats, on a fresh England-bound ship. This theory has the ship arriving without her (decapitation having caused her to rethink her travel plans), but transporting her cats, which presumably proceeded to breed with the neighborhood short-haired cat inhabitants.
A more likely description would be that the Maine Coon is a result of evolution and natural selection at work: the success of the fittest. Felines have been popular and useful dogs for centuries, both onboard ships and on farms as mousers. The appearance in New England of individuals from all across Europe blended larger, short-haired felines from mainland European countries with stockier, longhaired types from Scandinavia and the north. Years of progression produced a cat well outfitted to survive harsh winters.
The Maine Coon’s popularity skyrocketed in the later 1800s, where it won many Best in Show categories at major cat shows in NY, Boston, and Chicago. But its recognition dwindled at the convert of the century with the introduction of spectacular long-haired breeds like the Persian and Himalayan, to a point where it was labelled extinct in the 1950s. Yet cat fanciers managed to resurrect the breed and restore it to its earlier degrees of popularity, @[making it now the next most popular breed in North America. No wonder it’s said cats have nine lives!
Maine Coon Mix
Maine Coon Mix s from Maine Coon Mix, source:thriftyfun.com
Maine coon mix from Maine Coon Mix, source:thecatsite.com
Precious Maine Coon mix declawed s Web Page from Maine Coon Mix, source:castawaycritters.rescuegroups.org
Maine Coon Mix from Maine Coon Mix, source:maine-coon-cat-nation.com
SHELTER SUNDAY Meet Dexter puggle and Mia Maine Coon mix from Maine Coon Mix, source:nepascene.com
Scotty – Male DLH Maine Coon Mix 4 5 Years adopted 5 30 15 N5 from Maine Coon Mix, source:forecloseduponpets.org
Kokoro Maine Coon mix female Adopted Cat & Kitten Adoption Pet from Maine Coon Mix, source:allaboutthekitties.org
Maine Coon mix Darla goes from stray to queen of the house Send us from Maine Coon Mix, source:cleveland.com
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- Maine Coon Mix s from Maine Coon Mix, source:thriftyfun.com
- Maine coon mix from Maine Coon Mix, source:thecatsite.com
- Precious Maine Coon mix declawed s Web Page from Maine Coon Mix, source:castawaycritters.rescuegroups.org
- Maine Coon Mix from Maine Coon Mix, source:maine-coon-cat-nation.com
- SHELTER SUNDAY Meet Dexter puggle and Mia Maine Coon mix from Maine Coon Mix, source:nepascene.com
- Scotty – Male DLH Maine Coon Mix 4 5 Years adopted 5 30 15 N5 from Maine Coon Mix, source:forecloseduponpets.org
- Kokoro Maine Coon mix female Adopted Cat & Kitten Adoption Pet from Maine Coon Mix, source:allaboutthekitties.org
- Maine Coon mix Darla goes from stray to queen of the house Send us from Maine Coon Mix, source:cleveland.com