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Native American Breed
The Maine coon is the native American longhaired cat and was recognized as a specific breed in Maine.
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Maines were they were held in high regard in their native state for their mousing talents.
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The Maine coon is well known for its loving nature, kindly disposition and great intelligence.
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Good with Children
Maines are especially good with children and dogs and have always been a popular and sought after companion.
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The Maine Coon has always been admired for its beauty, and a Maine Coon was chosen Best Cat at the first major cat show ever held in this country.
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Absent from the Scene
The transition from easygoing farm cat to CFA finalist was not an easy one, nor did it happen quickly.They lost favor and were conspicuously absent from shows for quite a long time.
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Back in Favor
We are now seeing large classes of these beauties in most cat shows and it is not unusual for a Maine coon to be named "Best Cat."
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