The origin of the Maine Coon joins the wake of the first ships of European settlers docking on the American coasts with,
in their holds, traveling cats, some of them with long hair.
Some of the cats that have escaped ashore and left by themself will owe their survival to their ability to adapt to the winter climate of Maine.
They developed near-waterproof fur, powerful muscles and a strong hunter's jaw. In the 1860s, farmers in Maine began to present their most beautiful subjects at agricultural shows.
Shortly after, the Maine Coon caused a sensation during the first cat shows in the USA. The Maine Coon was recognized in 1976 by the Cat Fancier's (CFA), the largest American feline club, and its success has never wavered.
It's nicknamed is the "gentle giant", it grows slowly and will reach its adult size between 3 and 4 years old. The Maine Coon is a cat dog he is close to the human he is ready to play if you want to.
Some are real glue pots they follow you or when you go they lick you and purr. They are tender and affectionate cats. They get along very well with children and are perfectly suited to apartment living.
They are also ideal companions for the elderly because they are very loyal.
Maines Coons are prone to certain genetic diseases. This is why we pay special attention to genetic selection. Our goal is to breed healthy breeders in order to offer healthy kittens without these genetic diseases.
We mainly work on the following hereditary diseases:
-HCM-MC (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) is an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle which reduces the volume of the ventricular chamber.
-pkdef (Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency): Absence of the pyruvate kinase enzyme causing early destruction of red blood cells and leading to more or less severe anemia depending on the individual.
-SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Degeneration of neurons that control the muscles of the body and limbs.
All our breeders are tested for these different genetic diseases and are negativ