Maine coon cat

one of an American breed of large semi-longhaired domestic cats with a shaggy ruff and a long, bushy tail.
Also called Maine coon.

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North America's only native breed of longhaired domestic cat.

Though its origins are unknown, it was first shown in Boston in 1878. Maines are large, muscular, and heavy-boned; they may have been named for their raccoon-like tail. Excellent mousers, they are known for their gentleness, intelligence, and kind disposition, and are especially good with children and dogs. Most are brown tabbies.

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Universalium. 2010.

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