Excited Cats advocates for adopting before shopping, though we fully understand there are many reasons for seeking a breeder. So, we encourage it to be done the right way. We have not personally visited or investigated all of the breeders below. We have put the top-recommended all in one place for you to get in touch and make the best decision for you. .
The Maine Coon is an incredibly popular breed due to their friendly, playful, and loyal personality. This combined with their huge bodies and fluffy faces makes them almost irresistible to most cat lovers!
If you’ve done your research and have decided that the Maine Coon is the perfect breed for you, then the next step is to find a breeder and reserve your kitten! You may need to reserve a kitten from a future litter and pay a deposit, as most breeders will only offer a couple of litters per year.
If you’re based near this breed’s home state of Maine, then it makes sense to start looking for breeders nearby. We rounded up seven Maine Coon breeders in Maine, so you can start your search for the perfect kitten.
6 Maine Coon Breeders in Maine
1. Thunderpaws Maine Coon Cats
- Siberia, Maine
The Thunderpaws Maine Coon kittens are raised in a home environment and get plenty of socialization and attention. Their price includes early vaccinations, breed registration, a veterinary wellness exam, health records, and a kitten starter kit. Each parent cat is extensively screened for any health issues. This breeder does not allow home visits but does provide plenty of photos, so you can see the environment that your kitten is growing up in.
2. Le Beau Minu Maine Coon Cats
Le Beau Minu has been breeding purebred Maine Coon cats since 1971. Their kittens are mainly red, silver, brown, and cameo tabbies and torbies, with and without white. They sometimes have smoke torties and blue tabbies. Besides having kittens for sale at certain times of the year, they also offer retired stud cats and a few adult cats.
3. Four Paws Maine Coon Cats
- Oxford, Maine
Four Paws specializes in polydactyl Maine Coons, but they also offer cats with regular paws too. They are registered with the ACA, CFF, CFA, and TICA. All kittens have their first shots and are wormed before leaving for their new homes. They also come with a 1-year health guarantee that covers hereditary or genetic defects.
4. Cold Stream Maine Coon Cattery
- Enfield, Maine
Cold Stream Maine Coon Cattery specializes in native Maine Coon cats. They do full health checks on all their adult breeding cats for the common health problems that affect this breed. This cattery is also registered with the CFA, although you can register your new kitten with any breed association of your choice.
5. Dirigo Maine Coon Cats
- Windham, Maine
The Dirigo line is world-renowned as a champion line, with their cats having a traditional look, complete with a shaggy coat and rounded face. They offer Maine Coon cats in almost all colors.
6. SebagoMist Maine Coons
The SebagoMist Maine Coons are bred for health and a sweet nature. They tend to offer one litter per female each year. Their kittens come in a wide range of colors and are often polydactyl. Each kitten has at least two vaccinations, a registered pedigree, a health guarantee, and a vet check before leaving for their new homes.
Whichever breeder of Maine Coons that you decide to purchase your new kitten from, it’s always worth asking for references from previous customers. This can give you a great sense of both the breeder’s ethics and how their kittens turn out when they grow up.
Reputable breeders will always be happy to answer all your questions and provide details of the health tests that the parent cats have had and the health records for your new kitten so you know what vaccinations they’ve already had. It’s still a good idea to book your new kitten in for a wellness check with your own local vet soon after they arrive home with you.
Maine Coon cats love to be part of a family, and they will keep you all entertained with their antics!
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