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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Maine Coons

I have become very interested in this breed lately and I want to learn as much as I can about them. I plan to get another cat in about 2 or 3 years and I want to decided what breed(I have decided to get one from a breeder)
The Maine Coon breed has caught my eye with that beautiful long coat and they seem to have a winning temperament to add.
If anybody knows of any good links it would be gladly appreciated!
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Being at my parents with a rubbish computer and appalling connection speed i can only really offer personal experiences of living with a Maine coon until I get back to Scotland, by which time I presume loads of others will have posted links

Best way to get to find a breeder is attend local cat shows and get talking to them! They are usually more than willing to give you contact details if you wish to look at getting a kitten and they will be able to offer lots of information on the breed.

Sorry I can't help more right now.
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believe me you did help! Now I just need to find a cat show!
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I do not know where you are but magazines here such as Cat World usually advertise shows. Also there is probably a breed association or a semi-long haired cat club that has shows. It's just a case of finding out the names of them in your country/local area.
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yea, hopefully it wont be to hard finding one near us!
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Here's the TICA cat show calender http://home.flash.net/~debreed/calendar.htm

Here's the CFA one http://www.cfainc.org/exhibitors/show-schedule.html

I'm assuming you're in Alabama? There's 1 - 2 TICA shows there a year, not sure about CFA.

With my Maine Coon I got to know his breeder through showing and had been friends with her a couple of years before I got Archer. I fell in love with Archer's daddy and told her "I want one of his boys", then when she got Archer's mom I told her I wanted a baby from those two spefically, both are just sweet, sweet cats and gorgeous! So, when they were expecting I was up on the priority list to pick a kitten from them. And my Archer is just great, a perfect mix of both of his parent's personalities and good looks!
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Found this - might be worth a look http://www.mcbfa.org/
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thank you so much! I found a breeder not far from Montgomery! I am going to contact them soon and hopefully get to know them and their stunning cats!
http://www.juliehillmainecoons.com/index.html
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thank you so much! I found a breeder not far from Montgomery! I am going to contact them soon and hopefully get to know them and their stunning cats!
http://www.juliehillmainecoons.com/index.html
That's actually a great breeder! I know her somewhat through showing!
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really? thats neat! She sounds like a great breeder! I can't wait to get to know her!
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