Tufts'N Ruff Maine Coons
Home of Maine Coon Cats and Kittens
By: Linda and Dean Fleshman
We met our first Maine Coon Cat in 1996 and it was love at first sight. Luckily, we contacted Beth Bishop of Mainevalley, and she allowed us the privilege of having Mainevalley Madison of Tufts'N Ruff share our home. That started our journey into what has become a special part of our lives.
We raise all our kittens underfoot (and under the covers). They are members of our family. Maine Coon cats and kittens are social, loving cats and thrive on interaction with their humans. We don't believe in cages or other types of isolation. The breeding males have their own room, right next to ours. The neuters and girls have the run of our home.
Our goal is to breed the best example of the Maine Coon Cat. That means our kittens will express characteristics, physical features and the personality of the breed. They are generally very large with substantial boning and beautifully patterned. They have well furnished ears with lynx tips and tufts and long fluffy tails. We specialize in a variety of colors, browns, red, silver, black with and without white.
The health and well being of our cats is very important to us. We have DNA tested our cats for the one known gene that may cause HCM and also for other genetic diseases know to Maine Coons. All our breeding cats have yearly echocardiograms and have been found healthy with no signs of any problems.
Our cats are ACFA and/or CFA and/or TICA registered and we have shown in ACFA although due to family health issues we have had to stop for the time.
We are located in Northwest Missouri. We are less than an hour from Kansas City and we would be happy to meet at the Kansas City Airport (MCI) if you wish to fly in to pick up your kitten. We do not ship our kittens by cargo, but will work with a courier if needed.