Affectionate and sweet-natured, the Maine Coon is much more gentle than its massive size and shaggy appearance suggest. As a breed, this cat is bright, extrovert and adaptable - it also cannot resist clowning around. Unusually, the Maine Coon loves to sleep in odd places and it is fascinated by water, which makes it an endlessly entertaining family pet. It also has a strikingly long and fluffy tapering tail, which is at least the length of the cat's back.
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|Colour:||An almost limitless variety of colour combinations means that most Maine Coons are unique. Typically, the breed will also have large round eyes in green, gold or copper.|
|Coat:||Semi long-haired, with thick fur on the legs and belly to cope with harsh climates. The Maine Coon's coat is waterproof and keeps itself in good condition, although occasional brushing will prevent matting.|
|Life span:||13 or 14 is considered to be typical for this hardy breed.|
Maine Coons sometimes suffer with epilepsy and are prone to hereditary and congenital conditions. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.