Maine Coon Breeders – Freyja’s Maine Coon
With thousands of Maine Coon kittens available for sale across the country, across different online forums, you might be tempted to not purchase/adopt from registered Maine Coon breeders like Freyja’s Maine Coons.
Registered Maine Coon breeders screen their breeding cats for genetic medical issues, prior to breeding. Do not purchase a kitten under 13 weeks of age. Breeders should provide kittens’ registration certificates, vaccination history, medical history, dietary needs, and pedigree status.
Picking a kitten or cat is an emotional experience.
It is far too easy to find an adorable Maine Coon kitten not sold by a registered breeder online, that is immediately available, and hand over your money. Before you do this, however, STOP!!
Buying a Maine Coon kitten is a serious financial decision, and you need to make sure that you get it right the first time.
Failure to invest time upfront in finding suitable registered Maine Coon breeders may result in large ongoing vet bills that you didn’t budget for.
You also need to watch out for the many Maine Coon cat scams doing the rounds at the moment.
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Maine Coon Breeders Near Me
Finding the right Maine Coon breeder might not always feel like an easy task.
How do you find a registered breeder?
Who should you trust?
How do you know if the breeder really is registered, or not?
In order to simplify matters for you, the table below lists the Maine Coon breeders registered with:
- The International Cat Association‘
Details are listed in alphabetical order, and are correct as of November 2019 (source 1):
Please note that neither TICA, nor Maine Coon Central endorses any of these breeders listed, their products, or their services.
This table only summarises the sellers that have made an extra level of effort, to register as a Maine Coon breeder.
|FREYJA’S MAINE COON||www.freyjasmainecoons.com|
|PURE MAINE COON||www.puremainecoon.com|
|USA: New York||COONOMAGIC||coonomagic.com|
As you can see, this list is pretty extensive, but definitely does not include all registered Maine Coon breeders in existence.
For further breeder information, I recommend you contact the ‘Cat Fanciers Association’ who may be able to identify yet more registered breeders that you can speak with.
If you live in the United Kingdom, you can also look for Maine Coon cat breeders that have registered with the GCCF.
Otherwise known as the GCCF (The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy). This organization is thought to be the biggest registration body for pedigree cats in the United Kingdom.
The GCCF was established in 1910, and is a cat registry.
To find these breeders, type the words ‘GCCF Maine Coon Breeders’ into your Google Search Engine.
Benefits Of Using Registered Maine Coon Breeders
The Maine Coon cat is the oldest natural cat breed in North America.
There is so much to love about the Maine Coon cat breed, including their:
- Beautiful Looks
- Hardy Nature
- Stunning Fur
- Big Long Bushy Tail
- Gentle Temperament
- Energetic Behavior
- Overly Affectionate Nature
All of these factors have combined, making the Maine Coon cat an extremely popular cat breed to own.
In fact, in the United States, it is thought that the Maine Coon cat is now the third most popular cat breed to own.
Maine Coon cats don’t come cheap though, costing an average of $1000 per kitten (£811).
Some Maine Coons are even being sold for up to $2500 (£1940), to owners that are interested in purchasing premium Purebred Maine Coon show cats.
With their ever-increasing popularity and expensive pedigree price tag, it probably wouldn’t surprise you to learn that many fly-by-night Maine Coon breeders have flooded the marketplace.
Such breeders hope to make a quick buck out of the less savvy buyers and move on quickly if there are any customer complaints.
They are not officially registered Maine Coon breeders and are only interested in producing as many kittens as they can so that they can sell their kittens for as much as they can.
The rise in fly-by-night cat breeders has led to many Maine Coon kittens being sold with:
- Genetic Defects
- Incorrect Pedigree Paperwork
- Mixed Lineages
- Without Recommended Medical Vaccinations
It is therefore important to only buy your Maine Coon kitten from registered Maine Coon breeders.
This is because you are increasing your chances of buying a purebred pedigree Maine Coon kitten, that is fit and healthy.
If you are considering buying a Maine Coon kitten, please visit the registered breeder’s premises first.
This is a vital step in the process as you will get a gut instinct as to whether you can trust the seller, or not. Use your own judgment to make the decision.
Make sure that the kitten you are buying is in good health and has been fully vaccinated before you collect it.
It is standard for breeders to sell kittens 13+ weeks of age.
Ask the breeder for the:
- Kitten’s registration certificate
- Proof of pedigree
- Health record
- Vaccination Record
Why You Should Buy From Registered Maine Coon Breeders
Still, wondering why you should use a registered Maine Coon breeder?
Here are a few key benefits:
Registered breeders are often massive fans of the Maine Coon cat breed.
They are not just breeding kittens to make money.
2. Wide Knowledge
They are very knowledgeable about the Maine Coon cat breed.
They love the breed, so are happy to offer advice on looking after this particular cat breed.
3. Meet The Parents
Registered breeders will often introduce you to both of the Maine Coon kittens parents.
If you are specifically looking for a large Maine Coon breeder, meeting the parents of the potential Maine Coon kitten will give you insight into just how large the kitten may grow to.
4. Legitimate Pedigree Paperwork
If you buy from registered Maine Coon breeders, you know for certain that the kitten’s pedigree paperwork is legitimate.
5. After Care Service
Registered breeders rarely ‘disappear’ overnight.
They love the kittens they produce and are more than happy to assist an owner should they have an issue after the kitten has been purchased.
6. Genetic Defects
It is far less likely for your Maine Coon kitten to be sold with a genetic defect if you buy from registered Maine Coon breeders.
This is because legitimate breeders screen their breeding cats for health issues commonly associated with the breed i.e. hip dysplasia.
7. Vaccination History
Registered breeders always make sure that their Maine Coon kitten vaccination history is up to date.
They will not sell unvaccinated kittens.
8. Standard Of Care
If you chose to buy from a registered Maine Coon breeder, you can rest assured that the kitten has been treated well.
Such breeders care passionately for the cat breed, and never mistreat their kittens or cats.
8. Funding Legitimate Businesses
Buying from registered Maine Coon breeders ensures that money is not being given to the less legitimate outfits in operation, to keep them in business.