"Everything about the Maine Coon points to its adaptation to a harsh climate. Its glossy coat, heavy and water-resistant, is like that of no other breed, and must be felt to be appreciated. It is longer on the ruff, stomach and britches to protect against wet and snow, and shorter on the back and neck to guard against tangling in the underbrush. The coat falls smoothly, and is almost maintenance-free: a weekly combing is all that is usually required to keep it in top condition. The long, bushy tail which the cat wraps around himself when he curls up to sleep can protect him from cold winters. His ears are more heavily furred (both inside and on the tips) than many breeds for protection from the cold, and have a large range of movement. Big, round, tufted feet serve as 'snow shoes.' Their large eyes and ears are also survival traits, serving as they do increase sight and hearing. The relatively long, square muzzle facilitates grasping prey and lapping water from streams and puddles."
When shooting pictures of Dante in profile, his long square muzzle is especially apparent. His strong jaw is so very mancatly, don't you think?
Dante is quite lynx-like from the tips of his ears, to the extra-long fur around his face.
Here you can see Dante's lovely long ruff which forms part of his floofy undercoat.
And here's the shorter fur on his back that acts like a raincoat.
And finally, profiling Dante is more than just about his looks. He is goofy, loving, sweet, loud, friendly, demanding of attention, and very social. His most endearing habit is that he loves to give kisses -- on the mouth! There's something for all those ladycats out there to dream about!