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History of Maine Coons

Maine Coons are the largest domesticated cat breed. They have a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. They are one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, specifically native to the US state of Maine, where it is the official state cat.

Their existence became threatened when long-haired breeds from overseas were introduced in the early 20th century. The Maine Coon has since made a comeback and is now one of the most  popular breeds in the United States.

Maine Coons are a large, sociable cat, hence their nickname of "the gentle giant". They are characterized by a prominent ruff along their chest, robust bone structure, rectangular body shape, an uneven two-layered coat with longer guard hairs over a silky satin undercoat and a long, bushy tail. Their colors vary widely, with only lilac and chocolate disallowed for pedigree. Reputed for their intelligence and playful, gentle personality, the Maine Coon is often sited as having "dog-like" characteristics. 

Maine Coons are prone to certain health problems, including feline hypertrophy cardiomyopathy and hip dysplasia. We at Susque Maine Coons test for these issues before breeding to make sure you are receiving a healthy, loving furbaby!

If you have any questions regarding this wonderful breed, please don't hesitate to ask, if I don't know the answer, I will find it for you!

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