Silver Patch Tabby with White Female
Pictured at 13 Weeks
Our love affair with Maine Coons began in 1992 when we acquired "Rosie"(Ch. Hibou Briar Rose of Harkleen) from Marg Baird who became our mentor. After showing Rosie for a year we began to undertake a breeding program with Marg's guidance "Rosie" won our hearts with the many charming and entertaining qualities for which the breed is so well known. Although she has been spayed for years and is now a great grandmother, "Rosie" is the top cat in the household.
We enjoy showing our cats however we believe very
strongly that the goal of a good, responsible breeding program does
not end with beauty or show wins-but includes the health and longevity
of the individuals concerned. Our breeding cats are x-rayed and cleared
for Hip Dysplasia by OFA, checked for HCM by a certified cardiologist and
checked clear of sublaxating patella. We also
put great importance
All kittens are seen by the vet three times for shots, and general health check up, and all kittens sold as pets are spayed or neutered before they go to their new homes-no sooner than 12weeks
As breeders our responsibility to the breed is to maintain the integrity of the standard and not to forget the overall qualities of the Maine Coon as described in the CFA standard - "a solid, rugged cat with an essentially amiable disposition". The Maine Coon is a hardy, working cat possessing great charm and a strong desire for human companionship, factors which make it a very satisfying ,adaptable pet.
We share our home with these wonderful felines and we take the breeding of Maine Coons very seriously.
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