Monday, April 5, 2010

Franny Syufy features Maine Coon cats in her newsletter blog this week

 The Look of the Maine Coon:

His body is medium to large, muscular, and broad-chested, with a well-balanced rectangular appearance. The Maine Coon's coat is heavy and shaggy, but shorter on the shoulders and longer on the britches and stomach. He sports a handsome front ruff and a long flowing tail.

A Rainbow of Colors

The Maine Coon comes in a rainbow of colors. The CFA standard allows most colors and patterns, including tortoise and parti-colors, with the exception of pointed patterns.

The "Gentle Giant"A full-grown Maine Coon can be an armful; males can reach as much as 25 pounds, females somewhat less, although the average is 12 to 15 pounds for males and 9 to 12 pounds for females. On average, it takes three to four years for the "Coon" to reach its full size. It's sweet disposition and large size combine fittingly for the Coon's nickname, "Gentle Giant."
Whether you intend to show or breed your Maine Coon, or just want a pet for your family, your main objective will be to select a healthy, friendly cat with no harmful genetic defects, and the best way to locate one is through a responsible breeder. The Breedlist page is a good place to start, and don't forget the Maine Coon Breeders Directory on this site (see sidebar.)
Equally at home with children, dogs, or older persons, the Maine Coon is an ideal pet, handily earning its status as the second most popular breed in America, as well as it's fond nickname, "The Gentle Giant." Who can resist?

Read the full article here and you can subscribe to Franny Syufy's newsletter here

And if you're interested in adopting your own Maine Coon cat, we here at Jazzpurr happen to have one very special Maine Coon cat named Kitty! Everyone at the shelter loves him, and as soon as you meet him you will understand why. He is quiet, patient, and full of affection. He gets along with other cats and is delighted to sit on your lap and drool for hours on end. To find out more about Kitty, check out our adoption page here

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