Who We Are
We are a small hobby breeder of quality Maine Coons located in the United States. VBS Maine Coon Models is committed to producing healthy, well adjusted, friendly, gorgeous, Maine Coon cats which make loving and loyal companions.
We want all of our babies to go to loving homes as “PETS” only. Our foundation cats are ALL from International Champion Show titled fathers and mothers from Russia and the Ukraine and have been re-registered here in the USA with CFA and/or TICA. When researching this breed years ago, prior to getting into the breed, we made it our goal to locate where the healthiest Maine Coons were in the world and found that many were coming from these two countries.
The reason for this is, all cats in Europe and the surrounding countries belong to the World Cat Federation registry.
And, we were told, that WCF requires all breeding cats to be finished show champions and be tested for dozens of genetic defects BEFORE they can be used as breeders, producing registrable offspring therefore, our foundation breeders are from parents with perfect conformation and perfect health, being free of all genetic defects affecting this breed.
There are many genetic problems that the Maine Coon can suffer from. One major genetic problem is HCM (Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). This is caused by an inherited gene from the parents or other related cat. All of our foundation cats have had a genetic marker test done on them through UC Davis here in Northern California and are all clear of this inherited gene.
Another problem with Maine Coons is Hip Dysplasia. Since this is another inherited gene acquired from the parents, we have had all of our breeding foundation cats screened and have found that they are all clear of the gene for Hip Dysplasia.
We also test ANNUALLY for FeLV (Leukemia) and FIV (a disease in cats similar to AIDS in humans) and even though we are a CLOSED CATTERY, you never know what wild or tamed critter may wonder in for a visit during the night.
– NOTE: The State of California is a Puppy Lemon Law state in that there are laws that govern the buying and selling of puppies and kittens. By law we are required to give a 14 day guarantee for CONTAGIOUS DISEASES and one year for GENETIC LIFE THREATENING DEFECTS. That is exactly how our WRITTEN HEALTH GUARANTEE reads for all of our buyers. Our motto is – “Only Quality Kittens come from Quality Parents”.