Maine coons are one of natural breeds of cats. They are surprising, gentle and tender animals
This breed was generated in the North America, in staff of Mejn, in the middle of 19th century. Force and power, grace and endurance, tenderness and greatness - all it is combined and it is possible to notice in this cat. That has played a dominant role forming this breed, for today it is impossible to define, there are only guesses... One assert that it is the oldest breed of cats which met at Indians of America, others-that to an origin maine coons are involved Vikings - sea travellers, or even queen Antuaneta. Long time this big and powerful cat who has adapted to a severe climate of the North America, lived together in the neighbourhood with the American farmers, and being the excellent hunter, preserved their crops and barns against numerous rodents and birds. On it the American farmers have grown fond maine coons and were respectful to them. Maine coon steels the first purely American breed, which to shine at various international cat's exhibitions.
1860-ars maine coon the first time have been registered as official breed of cats.
1967-ars was confirm the definitive standard of this breed.
1968-ars the first association of fans maine coon has been created.
In 70-s' years 20- th centuries and till today maine coon are one of the most popular breeds in Europe. The majority of people having and raising this cat, consider as its ideal pet; - the wool maine coon does not demand careful leaving, and mind and beauty, nobleness and greatness which is inherent in this animals admires many. Maine coon are betrayed to all family, are always ready to help with all homeworks, perfectly communicate with children, dogs and other pets.
"Maine" large enough cat. Average weight of males usually 8-12 kg, kitties of 6-9 kg, but meet individuals and 15 kg weight. To this weight it is necessary to add 8-12 more sm of a wool and solid enough and powerful cat will turn out. Individuals of this breed develop slowly enough, both they type the normal weight and growth being 3-5 years. Throughout all life maine coon keep temperament of a kitten, are always playful, but thereby sometimes happen are lazy and can all the evening long, tenderly purring, to spend at you in a lap... When you come back home they always you will meet you at a door, highly having lifted the long tail. If maine coon something wants to tell to you, he will not keep you waiting long and will give the chance to you to hear unusual "maine,s" language.