American Longhair Cat (Maine Coon)
Recognized by the CFA, TICA, AACE, ACFA/CAA, CCA-AFC, GCCF, FIFe

The American Longhair Cat has a great addition to the stables, since it tends to be very fond of other animals such as horses, goats and cows, and tends to get along very well with dogs.

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History

The American Longhair Cat (Maine Coon), was the result of breeders' attempts to infuse certain varieties of Persian color into the American shorthair cat. El pelaje más largo y algunos de estos colores parecían estar relacionados genéticamente, and the result was a cat with a combination of traits from its Persian and American shorthair cats.

Unlike in the Domestic long-haired cat, that does not have a clear lineage, the American Longhair Cat proviene de líneas de sangre de campeones, y algunos individuos están registrados en múltiples asociaciones de aficionados a los gatos, pero la raza en sí no está reconocida por las organizaciones más grandes todavía.

The main difference between American Longhair Cat and the Domestic long-haired cat is that the American Longhair Cat debe tener un pedigrí que pueda remontarse tanto al American shorthair cat as to the Persian cat.

Times, cats Maine Coon se denominan American Longhairs, because they were developed in the United States.

physical characteristics of the American Longhair Cat

Breed standard:

American Longhair Cat

  • Head: The head must be big, round, wide and well developed. Cheeks should be full and have a powerful appearance. The face should be slightly concave or “bulging”. The muzzle is square and may be somewhat compressed, with a strong, well-formed chin.
  • Ears: The ears should not be excessively large, but medians in proportion to the head, wide at the base with rounded tip and good space between them. It is very desirable that the ears have feathers.
  • Eyes: The eyes must be large and round, widely spaced, bright, clear and of any color. Strange eyes are allowed, as long as it is not accompanied by deafness.
  • Body and tail: Must be a medium to large size cat, slightly longer than tall, with a powerful, broad body and a deep, well-formed chest. Una almohadilla de grasa en el abdomen es común para esta raza y completamente aceptable. The neck is short and robust. The legs are of medium length and have good bones with a fleshy quality.. Feet are medium to large in size and round, with five fingers in front and four behind. The tail should be of medium length, feather-shaped, y suele llevarse a nivel de la línea superior.
  • Fur: It has a full double coat with long, straight outer hairs. Any color, except tick or spike patterns.
  • Aspecto general: It must be a robust animal, broad and attractive face, with a natural appearance, only slightly refined, quiet, sometimes reserved, pero no tímida. It is a charming and classic domestic cat, with a full and double coat, and a very hairy tail, pen-like.
  • Most of the American long-haired cats they have a bit of the upturned nose of Persian cats, pero esto varía entre los individuos. Athletic, well-muscled body is the standard, along with the double coat, dense and abundant molt.

    Character and skills

    Personality American Longhair Cat it is usually quite peaceful, with a slightly independent vein.

    Can be a great choice for a busy home or a working single, since it does not require too much care, but its long coat requires some care, as it tangles easily without good brushing once or twice a week.

    American Longhair Cat

    The American Longhairs tend to be slightly more active than any of their parent breeds. They are more athletic than the Persian cat and, in general, friendlier than him American shorthair cat.

    These cats are a great addition to stables, since they are usually very affectionate with other animals such as horses, goats and cows, and they tend to get along very well with dogs. Big dogs don't have to be too picky about him American Longhair big boned, and small dogs often find a warm pampering partner.

    These kittens are not usually lap cats, but due to the influence of Persian cat they can be very pleasant and patient companions for the elderly or those who cannot leave the house, provided your grooming needs are met.

    The American Longhair enjoys the outdoors a lot and can spend a lot of time looking out the window. Fortunately, they are usually easy to train and quiet enough to fit into a harness and leash for a short walk outside.

    Although large animals and dogs are his friends, these cats tend to be cunning hunters, and the parakeets, los animales pequeños e incluso los peces domésticos podrían estar en el menú si sus jaulas y tanques no están bien asegurados.

    These cats adapt well to various lifestyles, but they may not be the first choice for a family with many young children, not because they are aggressive, but because they can be elusive, choosing to avoid the fuss.

    Hermoso, long-lived and resistant, the American Longhair Cat it can be a wonderful pet for the right home.

    Characteristics "American Longhair Cat (Maine Coon)"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "American Longhair Cat (Maine Coon)" you know certain factors. You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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