History of the breed known enough, but nevertheless has a tendency cluttered with various myths and idle fancies. One of the world-famous myths attempt to explain how in the name of the breed appeared prefix ‘coon’. Some foreign breeders believe that the Maine Coon breeders have been withdrawn cfa, but we must recognize that this is only the American native-American breed. Maine Coon – Gorgeous, well-built animals with lynx ears and long, fine pubescent tail. Maine Coon left the way nature created it. Before the miracle, which are the amazing balance of proportions and shapes, a person experiences a delight.
This breed is considered original native cat in North America, Maine, in the harsh winter maine coon got thick coat, long beautifully fluffy tail to warm up in the fierce cold. Well furred strong paws with tufts of hair between the toes are really snowshoes. Big eyes and ears with long tassels – a sign of the hunter. Despite this, there are many legends about the origin of this breed. Most common legend states that Maine Coons are descended from wild raccoons (racoon – raccoon), this myth is supported by the similarity of hair, color and prey expression of faces. Another legend says that the ancestors of the Maine Coon became cats living in the apartments of the French Queen Marie – Antoinette. During the French Revolution, the queen decided to flee to America, taking with them six of their cats.
The following legend tells of a daring captain named Coon, who held in his ship, the cat and the cat. When the ship is anchored, the captain let their pets on the beach. Thus, everywhere he went the ship Kuhn appeared charming kittens. Some attribute Maine Kuns real “sea walk”. Today feline believe that the rock was formed by crossing local and foreign short-long-haired cats, probably brought by seamen or Vikings. For the first time the breed mentioned in literature 1861. Maine Coons have participated in the first exhibitions in the north-eastern United States, accounting for serious competition then popular angora. However, with the Persians in 1900, the Maine Coon yielded the palm and in subsequent years have been consigned to oblivion. In the 50 years the Maine Coons have regained popularity in 1963 in the United States was created the Central Maine Coon club. In 1968, six breeders founded the Association of Breeders raccoon Cats Maine (MCBFA), which by 1980 there were already 1000 fans and 200 nurseries. In 1976, more than a hundred years after the first appearance at trade shows for Maine kunami officially recognized the right to participate in exhibitions. For protection from the cold Maine Coon has a long bushy tail, tufts of hair in the ears, well furred, strong and broad paws. Their large eyes and ears also help to increase the review and hearing. Maine Coons – are the biggest cats, males may reach 13-15 kg, and cats – 9-11 kg. Add to that the 10-15 inches of wool and get the most solid and powerful cat in the world! Maine Coons develop slowly, and its true size, they reach only to 3-5 years. And despite his “Brutal” form of the Maine Coon to the end of life remain good-natured disposition kitten. Voice of the Maine Coon is different melody and tenderness, you do not hear from him shrill “myava or menacing” Mau “, it is more like a kurlykanie. If you like big, quiet, radiant health and the kindness of animals – this is your breed!