The Coon is a breed of cat that has been around for a very long time. It’s roots go back hundreds of years.
This is a large cat breed that is solid, muscular, and broad chested in appearance. They have along body, large tufted feet, a thick plumed tail, a thick coat with a ruff around the neck and their face features large, wide set eyes. Overall, this breed has a very hardy appearance.
The coat is longhaired and has a silky feel to it. It is quite thick, long and water resistant. They come in all colors except chocolate and lilac and they come in all patterns except the Siamese points.
Because they have such long, thick coats they are susceptible to matting. Brushing a few times per week is important. Especially around the neck, stomach and legs where they have the most tufts. It’s not a terribly difficult task, but it is important.
The maine coon has a friendly, easy going nature that makes it a good breed for households with children and other pets. They are affectionate, playful and gentle. They like to play fetch and chase. They are quiet and use chirp like trills to communicate
This is an excellent household cat. It is quiet, friendly, adaptable and enjoys playtime very much. They have been also popular with farmers who enjoy their working abilities and their good behavior around children.
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