Maine Coon Cats & Maine Coon Cat Breeders

Maine Coon cats are known for their size, intelligence and gentle, playful personalities which makes them very popular with families. They get on well with children and other pets but don’t always want to have a cuddle or sit on someone’s lap. They love the water and can be good swimmers, they are good climbers and love to sit in a high position and observe the world.

The ideal owner for a Maine Coon cat

The Maine Coon will be happiest as part of a family who will love it and play with it. Maine Coons enjoy being around children and other family pets but they do need someone who is prepared to clean up hair as they do shed. They are a companionable cat making an excellent companion for a single adult to whom they become closely bonded.  

 

 Maine Coon cat grooming and training

The Maine Coons coat is long and flowing but is manageable because the coat is soft and glossy and rarely matts.  To keep it in top condition they do need to be brushed once a week for about 10 minutes. They have a light density undercoat which means the fur is thicker in winter and they will shed this at the start of the hotter months.


These cats are smart and they know it! They can be trained to come when called and to do tricks. They are easily trained to walk in a harness.


How much space and exercise does a Maine Coon cat need?

The Main Coon loves interactive play with their owners. This, along with a large fully enclosed yard where they can run and an interesting garden will make them happy. If a large yard is not available cat trees and perches are a good alternative. They must not be allowed to run free, as they very quickly travel long distances and can be stolen, or come to harm.


Exercise is important so that they don’t get soft. They rarely become overweight, unless they are bored, as they seem to have good control over their appetite.

 

Maine Coon Fun fact

Some Main Coons have a condition called Polydactylism. They may have one or more extra toes on each paw however because they are so hairy people don’t often notice. Some registering bodies don't recognise polydactyl Maine Coons either for breeding or showing - and others impose an upper limit (often 7) on the number of toes/foot acceptable for both breeding and showing.

Potential health issues in Maine Coon cats

Always enquire about the general health and DNA testing history of the parents of the kitten you are buying. 

 

The following health issues have been seen in the breed:

Hip dysplasia, which in severe cases can cause lameness.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is inherited in Maine Coons. A DNA-based test is available to identify cats that carry one of the mutations that causes the disease.

Polycystic kidney disease, a slowly progressive heritable kidney disease that can result in renal failure. A DNA test is also available for this.
Spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that affects skeletal muscles of the trunk and limbs. A test is available to identify carriers and affected kittens.
 

Main Coon Cat FAQ's

How much does a Maine Coon cat cost?  

At least $1,000 and easily up to $3,000+ (AUD) for a pet in Australia.  In the US, the average price from a registered breeder with all health checks is around $1500 (US).  The price for a maine coon in the UK averages around 900 (GBP) and can go as high as 1500 (GBP).

 

Are Maine Coon cats good pets?  

If you like a companionable cat that isn't noisy, overactive or demanding!

 

Do Maine Coon cats shed a lot? 

Quite a lot, especially in spring.

 

Are Maine Coons affectionate?  
Moderately.  They are quite playful which is what makes them such a great pet for families.
 

Are Maine Coon Cats smart?   

Moderately.  They can be taught tricks like hi-five, shake hands, rubbing noses.

 

Do Maine coons get on with other cats?   
Yes, they are very accepting of other pets, and don't become aggressive if the other pet doesn't like them!

 

Thankyou to Truda Straede, Nintu Cattery, for help with information and photos and also special thanks for the gorgeous photos courtesy of Simone Granger -  Monty & O'Malley, and Tammy Dillon - Vakker Maine Coons

 

Check our listings for Kittens for sale here and click on the links to our breeders below to go to their profile page.  You can also click here to search for Registered Maine Coon Breeders by location. 

 



We welcome comments and contributions to information about this breed.

 

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Registered Maine Coon Breeders

Alure Cattery -  Maine Coon Cat Breeder - Mandurah, Western Australia
Cats
A small boutique style cattery that breeds Maine Coons . You are welcome to ... read more
Angelfire Maine Coons Cattery - Maine Coon Cat Breeder - Perth, WA
Cats
My name is Lisa Smith I am the owner of Angelfire Maine Coons Cattery located ... read more
Charlemagne Maine Coons - Maine Coon Cat Breeder - Townsville, QLD
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Charlemagne kittens are raised as part of the household. They are generally ... read more
Coonmagic Maine Coons - Maine Coon Cat Breeder - Adelaide, SA
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Breeder and owner of the 1st Maine Coon in Australia to win at a National level ... read more
Dirtypaws Maine Coons - Maine Coon Cat Breeder -  Perth, WA
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DirtyPaws is a small cattery in Western Australia. We fell in love with the ... read more
Fullofcharm Maine Coons - Maine Coon Cat Breeder
Cats
Breeder of Maine coon cats. Big cats with huge personalities. Our aim is to ... read more
Jakobi Maine Coons - Maine Coon Breeder - WA
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Jakobi Maine Coons. We purchased our first desexed Maine Coon Kitten 5 years ... read more
Kowlcoons - Registered Maine Coon Cat Breeder & Ragdoll Breeder - Townsville, Queensland
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Long Standing Reputable Breeder of the Majestic Maine Coon and the Lovable ... read more
Lasskats - Maine Coon breeder - Perth, WA
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Lasskats is a small family run cattery based in the Perth hills. We provide ... read more
Ltrend Maine Coons and American Cockers
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Cats
Hi we breed and show Maine Coons and AMERICAN Cocker Spaniels. Our dogs and ... read more
Madawaska Maine Coons - Maine Coon Cat Breeder - Camden, NSW
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Madawaska is a small cattery based on the outskirts of Sydney in Australia. We ... read more
Majesticoon Maine Coons - Maine Coon Cat Breeder, NSW
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MAJESTICOON MAINE COONS - KITTENS AVAILABLE!!!
Breeding quality adorable happy ... read more
Marishka Maine Coons - Burmese and Maine Coon Cat Breeder, Cessnock, NSW
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Breeding beautiful show & companion pets. read more
Mystic Hollows Maine Coons
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Here at Mystic Hollows Maine Coons we are always striving to breed kittens with ... read more
Pascoe Perfect Maine Coons - Maine Coon Cat Breeder - Queensland
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Pascoe perfect maine coons, is a small cattery dedicated to breeding ... read more
Thundapaw Maine Coons - Maine Coon Breeder - Bungendore, NSW
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I have a background in breeding and showing top quality German Shepherd Dogs ... read more
Vakker Maine Coons - Maine Coon breeder, Brisbane
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Small home based breeder of Maine Coons.

Kittens are raised in a family home ... read more