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June 18, 2011

The history of the giant cat

Filed under: Breed cats — Tags: , , , — Cynara @ 4:44 pm

Maine CoonIt is said that Maine Coon appeared of the crossing among wild cats with raccoons (racoons) . That faith gave him the name of CoonCat or simply Coon. Later, the denomination of the race incorporated the one of his origin area. 

 Diffused in the middle of 1953 by the state of Maine, east of the USA, actually Maine Coon is resulted of the crossing of American cats of short hair with races of for the long ones. 

 The race impresses for the size and affectionate personality. It can get to weigh 10 Kg and to cross that weight when castrated and to be long up to 4 years to reach the adult stature. He possesses more than 60 colors (black, white, cream, ash, brown and combinations among them). 

Imposing and majestic, they present exuberant coat, he needs to groom daily. 

With his spirit hunter, they are outdoors more predisposed the life. He lives together peacefully with other cats, dogs or others encourage, he is an excellent companion. In spite of being big and strong, it is not aggressive. Difficultly it is heard the meow and it is weak as of a nestling. 

The longest cat of the world calls Leo, it weighs 15,8 Kg and it measures the snout to the tail 1,219 meters.  

Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati

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