Maine Coon Cattery
We breed 100% European Maine Coon kittens, paying close attention to Pedigrees, health history, and genetics. Owning a big Maine Coon cat will change your life forever.
Maine Coon cats are wonderful cats for all households. They live in harmony with children, other cats, dogs, and adults. They’re known as being “dog-like” since they play fetch and love the water.
Sassy Koonz is a very small Maine Coon breeder in Florida (United States of America). With only a few breeding cats and a limited number of Maine Coon kittens for sale, we are able to produce healthy, well-socialized beautiful cats for you to enjoy as part of your family.
Deciding to adopt a Maine Coon Kitten is an exciting time! Not only for you but for everyone at Sassy Koonz.
Maine Coon Breeders
Beautiful Maine Coon Kittens for Sale
Expect nothing but pure excellence when you choose Sassy Koonz as the Maine Coon Breeder of your kitten
Maine Coon Colors
Rich, Classic Colors
We put an emphasis on producing rich, classic colors such as red, white, and black Maine Coons. We also produce smokes and silvers. We strive and are constantly working on improving the breed and adhering to Maine Coon breed standards. The beautiful profile of the Maine Coon is one of the biggest features that is very important to us.
Maine Coon Cats
As a Maine Coon breeder, I feel that it’s important to know and love the breed in a very passionate way. Their amazing personalities coupled with their grace and regalness make them such wonderful cats to have as pets. My Maine Coon pets (Finlay, Biggie, and Omega) are my neutered Maine Coon males. They’ve never participated in any breeding program, but do share in the enthusiasm for success. You’ll certainly find their photos on this website, as well as on the Sassy Koonz Facebook Page and TikTok Account.
Sassy Koonz is one of the only registered Maine Coon breeders that offers a 5-year health guarantee
Reputation is Everything
We’re proud to be one of the most trustworthy and ethical Maine Coon breeders in the United States.
The quality of Maine Coon Cats and Kittens that we produce is a reflection of the skill, care, and diligence in our Maine Coon Breeding Program.
We couldn’t be happier with all of them! The extra time, attention, and love Tracy puts into getting her kittens ready for their forever homes makes the process so easy and seamless. While all three of our kittens have varying degrees of Sassy personality, the one thing they have in common is how much they love absolutely everyone and everything! They are hands down some of the most loving cats I’ve ever experienced! From getting groomed, to nail trimming, to baths, Tracy has taken the time to desensitize each kitten so they’re already used to the process when they get home. In addition, Tracy has been amazingly quick to respond with help and information when we hit any snag along the way with them. We will never have the words to express our gratitude as we enjoy the fun these guys bring into our lives!
Maine Coon Kittens
Cases of Entropion
Cases of HCM
Cases of Hip Dysplasia
Cases of FIP
[Resolved with Treatment]
Cases of SMA
Cases of PKD
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is one of the most common health problems in cats, with 10-15% of all cats being affected. There's a higher occurrence of HCM in Maine Coons, as high as 30 to 40% in cats that carry one or two of the MYBPC3 mutation gene. All of our breeding cats have been DNA tested and are NOT carriers of any HCM gene. This doesn't guarantee that your cat will not develop HCM, but it does decrease the risk.
History of the Maine Coon Cat
The Maine Coon cat is the oldest natural cat breed in North America. They are also one of the largest breeds of domestic cats. It is native to Maine and is the official state cat. Because of this, surely there is plenty to learn about these cool cats! Because the Maine Coon is such a big cat, people are fascinated by them.
According to experts, these cats grew thick, long hair through natural adaptation. The same is true of their larger size (compared to other domestic breeds). They are quite different than other domestic breeds because they love water and have more dog-like intelligence. They don’t meow, but chirp instead.
These unique cats have been called many names over the years, including Coon Cat, Maine Cat, Maine Shag, American Longhair, American Coon Cat, Snowshoe Cat, the Gentle Giant and American Forest Cat. They are most commonly known as the Maine Coon.
Common Legends about the Maine Coon Cat
There are many different legends about the history of the Maine Coon and where this awesome cat originated from. This makes it tricky to truly track down their real origins. This is likely due to the uniqueness of the Maine Coon cat. Plus, they have been around for a fairly long time. These are interesting to explore more deeply if you ever have the chance to!
One of the legends is that the Maine Coon came as the offspring of Marie Antoinette’s Angoras. The legend says that, prior to her execution, Antoinette was attempting to escape. Captain Samuel Clough helped her to fill his ship with her possessions. Antoinette put her six Turkish Angoras on the ship. Then, of course, she was executed. Her cats arrived in Wiscasset, Maine. There, they bred with short-haired breeds.
Another theory is that these cats were on Captain Charles Coon’s ships, an English seafarer. For some reason, he kept cats on his ship. Once the ship was docked in New England, the cats would mate with feral cats near the ports. This occurred in many ports throughout New England. The kittens that were born with longer hair were called “Coon’s cats”, which would explain the name of the breed.
The Silliest Myth of All about Maine Coons
There are other legends and myths about Maine Coons. One states that the Maine Coon is a result of semi-feral cats mating with raccoons. Another theory is that the Maine Coon came from domestic cats and bobcats. We may never know the actual true story, but there are plenty of legends to consider. They’re definitely fun to think about!
There is one particular story that makes the most sense. It’s more logical than the other Maine Coon ancestral beliefs. It’s believed that the Maine Coon came about when domestic short hair cats and long-haired cats mated. Notice that this likelier story includes a little bit of the information from the myths listed previously. There may also be links between the Norwegian Forest Cat, which is a breed that once traveled with Norsemen.
It is thought that the domestic short-haired cats came from New England and the long-haired cats came from Europe. This began sometime between the 17th and 18th centuries. The first time that Maine Coons were truly recognized as a breed was in 1861. This first recognized Maine Coon was a 22-pound male.
Maine Coon Kittens Make Their Appearance at Cat Shows
In 1870, Maine Coons found their place as show cats. This was because of their unique appearance and the size of the cats. The first North American cat show took place in 1895 in New York City. This event, which was held at Madison Square Garden, featured Cosey, a Maine Coon brown tabby. Cosey took home the silver collar and the title of Best in Show. This lasted until the early 1900s.
Because of the other long-haired cat breeds appearing in shows, the Maine Coons were replaced. In the late 1950s, Maine Coons were listed as extinct. The main reason that people believed that they were extinct was because of the other long-haired breeds that took over the cat shows. It turned out that the announcement was quite premature. During this time, Maine Coons were still around in Maine, but not anywhere else.
The Maine Coons are very popular at the CFA and TICA Cat Shows, with the Black Classic Tabby being favored amongst all other colors.
Maine Coon Clubs Help Preserve the Breed
A group called the Central Maine Cat Club was able to share with the public that Maine Coons still exist. The Central Maine Cat Club is made up of Ethylin Whittemore, Alta Smith, and Ruby Dyer.
This group continued to hold cat shows and spoke about the breed throughout this time. They also set the breed standards for the Maine Coon. The Central Maine Cat Club only lasted until 1963. After the Central Maine Cat Club was ended, the Cat Fanciers’ Association refused to recognize the Maine Coon as a breed. This meant that Maine Coons could not be a part of championship cat shows.
The Maine Coon Cat Club, which was started in 1973, had some major contributions to the breed’s acceptance. Because of these organizations and their hard work for Maine Coons, the Cat Fanciers’ Association recognized the cats for provisional status. This was in 1975. In 1976, the cats could be a part of the championships.
Most Popular Cat Breed is....
As a result, the Maine Coon became a very popular cat breed. For a couple of decades, the Maine Coon’s popularity continued to rise. They had some great championship victories. They achieved high rankings nationally too. The Maine Coon is available in over 84 different colors and patterns!
All of the hard work from the Central Maine Cat Club and the Maine Coon Cat Club paid off. Today, Maine Coons come in 2nd place for popular cat breeds, according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association.
Because the history of the Maine Coon is a bit unclear, it is interesting to investigate the different legends and myths. This cat is truly a unique breed, which brings even more value to its rich history. Maine Coons are an excellent cat breed to bring into your home. These gentle giants are very sociable and get along well with others.