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  1. I’m new to Maine Coon’s and am considering a purchase and like the ones with a fuller, rounder face with a lot of fur. Is this a certain type? Do they have names for that type?

    Also, is it a good thing to declaw since it would be a house cat?

    Dribbling a problem? I wouldn’t plan on showing the cat but would like to able to get it groomed if necessary-do you recommend that?

    I’d brush it often to keep it looking nice and not mat.

    I’d appreciate any info regarding Maine Coon’s that would be helpful for me to make my decision. My cat died 2 yrs ago and we haven’t considered getting another til now. We had her 16 yrs. I want a loving, lap type cat. Boy or girl preferred? Don’t want the cat spraying, would have it fixed.

    • Hi Nancy, in response to your questions these are my answers:

      1. “Do they have names for that type?” – No. You will find that the MC will look slightly different if registered with TICA or CFA etc. But the breed standard should be the same across all associations in the USA. The MC will vary in appearance because breeding is not a science. Find a breeder that suits you. Make sure they are damn good though!

      2. Please don’t declaw. For me it is cruel. Find ways to deal with a cat’s claws nicely. I have never been scratched in 20+ years of having cats. A cat’s claws should not be a problem to a responsible cat caretaker.

      3. MCs don’t dribble unless they are ill.

      4. Daily, gentle and loving grooming will be liked by a cat. It helps all round. You’ll like it too. Never force grooming. Always gentle.

      5. MCs are not great lap cats as far as I remember. They are, though, a wonderful domestic cat. I’ll do a page on lap cats in the next 24 hours. But cats like Siamese are lapcats.

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