I want a Maine Coon cat, what do I need to know
The Maine Coon is popularly known as the Goliath of cats, undoubtedly because of its large size, although it is also known as the raccoon cat because of the similarity of its tail with that of the small mammal especially in the Silver Tabby specimens. It is a very sociable cat and easy to care for, the perfect cat for family life.
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Type: big, strong
Head: medina, basin, concave profile, slightly bulging forehead, high cheekbones, large ears
Eyes: large, well separated, slightly oval, light colored
Body: long, rectangular, strong bone constitution, muscular, wide chest
Tail: long, wide at the base, it is tuned at the tip; long and floating fur
Coat: dense and silky mantle, soft and fine fluff with waterproof outer layer; short hair on the head, sideburns and legs.
Colors: all except colourpoint, chocolate, cinnamon, lilac and fawn
The keys to the origin of the Maine Coon are found in its name. It is one of the first races originating in the US, in 1953 the Central Maine Coon Cat Club was created in the state of Maine, which would serve to boost the popularity, which today enjoys, this magnificent breed.
The Maine Coon is an excellent domestic cat, good-natured and affectionate. Very sociable, thank the company of another partner of the same species.
The Maine Coon is also a nature lover, a good hunter, he will need outdoor getaways.
The Maine Coon is unmistakable for its large size and dense fur.
In general these are large and strong animals. With a bulging head, large ears finished in brushes. Soft and bushy fur on the body although short on the head, wide and thick tail. There is a great shade of mantles with the exception of ColorPoint, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Lilac and Fawn.
The Maine Coon does not need too meticulous attention, it would be enough to brush it frequently to prevent the hair from knotting.
Among the most frequent diseases or injuries are those produced as a result of excess weight; Cases of hip dysplasia or other small deformities in the hip joint have been observed.
Tips for buying a Maine Coon
- Make sure that he answers your doubts, that he is knowledgeable about the breed (who attends dog shows), and that he offers to track the puppy after the sale. Is it implied, or is it limited to setting a price?
- See if it is recommended by other breeders, or if it has references from satisfied customers.
- Make sure that it has affix, that its dogs are registered in the LOE and have pedigree in order. Keep in mind that processing the pedigree of a puppy is not expensive, distrust phrases like “if I give it to you with pedigree it will be much more expensive.” More information about the prices of a puppy
- I give you guarantees in relation to health problems, physical, hereditary … Does the puppy deliver with veterinary primer, chip, vaccines, deworming and veterinary checks a day?
- You ask him to show you his facilities and let you see the specimens. Are they disease free?
- And finally, remember that puppies need a minimum of two months with their mother before being delivered. Be wary of who wants to speed up the process.
In addition, you must always take into account the care that your future pet requires. Take note:
In the case of the Maine Coon, its aesthetic maintenance is not demanding compared to other races, however it should not be neglected:
- Weekly brushing.
- You should bathe when necessary.
- Cut by a professional.
- You have to take care of your eyes, ears and teeth.
- You should go to the veterinarian as often as required, and always keep your vaccinations up to date.
Similarly do not forget the possible pathologies of the breed:
- Hip dysplasia
- Small deformities in the hip joint