Maine Coon gets 10/10 for the shaggy coat requirement of the breed standard

The CFA breed standard for the Maine Coon states:
COAT: heavy and shaggy; shorter on the shoulders and longer on the stomach and britches. Frontal ruff desirable. Texture silky with coat falling smoothly.
Anyone who is involved with purebred cats knows the requirement for shaggy fur when breeding Maine Coons. 

This picture illustrates the concept of 'shaggy coat! 👌

I am kidding a bit because perhaps the breeder overdid it! This fur is a handful for the cat to keep in order. Too much. The human will be called upon to assist.


Maine Coon gets 10/10 for the shaggy coat requirement of the breed standard
Maine Coon gets 10/10 for the shaggy coat requirement of the breed standard. Photo: Reddit.

I wonder if this cat would lose marks for an 'unruly coat' rather than a shaggy one. The breed standard does no specify an unruly coat. He also has those old-fashioned facial human whiskers sticking our of the side of his face. His expression is priceless. Astonishment at the photographer. He is perplexed but cooperative (just).

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