Maine Coon Cat

One of the oldest natural breeds in North America, they are distinguished by their large size, rectangular appearance and flowing double-layered coat. Many colour combinations are accepted but type, size and coat quality are more important. The Maine Coon evolved as a working domesticated cat in a rural environment, reflected in a muscular cat of rugged outdoor appearance with a weatherproof coat and the demeanour of an alert capable hunter. Their laid-back good nature and many endearing traits, including the habit of "chirruping" to human companions, makes them idea family pets. Grooming is easy and only necessary once a week.