Welcome to the Maine Coon Cat Club’s Site.
Urgent notice regarding our forthcoming show:
Show entries should be sent to:Mrs Susan Thorpe, 14 Hillsborough Terrace, Burton Stone Lane, York, YO30 6EW,
Tel: 01904 630835 (between 7pm and 9.30pm only)David Howe
It is with huge sadness that we announce the sudden death of David Howe on Tuesday 9th April.
Dave was a pivotal part of the running of the Maine Coon Cat Club, tirelessly doing so many different jobs for the benefit of the members. Not only was he the club’s treasurer and membership secretary, doing the job so effectively for many years, he was also the show manager. He was very well known in the wider cat fancy because he took the club stall to so many shows around the country and also helped out on results tables for other clubs. He had been a ring supervisor at The Supreme Show for several years and was always willing to help anyone in any capacity that he could. His death is a huge loss to the Maine Coon Cat Club and he will be missed by so many people.
Personally, this has left us in deep shock. Dave has been our best friend and constant companion for over thirty-five years. We both met him on our first day at work in the 1970s, the three of us all worked together in the labs at a paint factory back then. He was Best Man at our wedding in 1992, he even moved from Durham to Sheffield a few years after we did. We got him involved in the cat world and he adored his cats, Keverstone Starsnstripes and Keverstone Big Al. He has been a major part of our lives for so long and we cannot begin to imagine him not being around any more.
His family were extremely important to him. Our thoughts are with his mother, sister, brother-in-law and nephews and their families, who will all miss him so much.
Should anyone wish to send condolences to the family, please email us privately for the address - email@example.com
Steve & Daphne Butters Until alternative arrangements are made, please send all membership forms, subscriptions and queries to: MCCC, C/O 12 St Joseph's Road, Handsworth, Sheffield, S13 9AU. Telephone: 01142692306 (evenings 7.00 - 9.30pm) Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send show entries to: Mrs Susan Thorpe, 14 Hillsborough Terrace, Burton Stone Lane, York, YO30 6EW,
01904 630835 (between 7pm and 9.30pm only)
you for visiting our site. We hope that you will find it both enjoyable and
you will be able to obtain lots of information about the Maine Coon Cat and the
number of photos have been included to let you see the wide variety of colours
you are considering a purchasing a Maine Coon Kitten, then there is information
on how to go about this in our “Guide to buying a kitten” page. For a list
of breeders in your area, visit our “Kittens Currently Available
Countrywide" and "Club Maine Coon Breeders” page.
club currently has about 500 members, both in Britain and abroad, including
several Maine Coon breeders and judges in America. Membership is open to anyone,
you do not have to own a Maine Coon to join. Many of our members do not breed or
show, but just enjoy living with a Maine Coon and the club caters for everyone.
club holds several events each year. We publish three newsletters, as well as
holding the club show, and social events. We produce a Maine Coon Calendar each year.
Yes, the club even publishes its own calendar, with photos of members’ cats on
feel free to contact a member of the committee if you need help or advice.
We now have our 2013 calendars on sale.
13 photos of beautiful Maine Coons, one page per month.
Professionally produced on high quality glossy paper.
2013 GCCF Show dates included (June - December are subject to GCCF Approval)
Prices:The Calendar will cost £4.00 (including envelope), from the club table at shows.
Price for postal applications: £5.20 in the UK and £7.50 Airmail (pounds sterling only)
Cheques made payable to the 'Maine Coon Cat Club', Please send your order to:
MCCC Calendar, 12 St Joseph’s Road, Handsworth, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S13 9AU. Don't forget to include your full name, address, the number you require and a contact telephone number, just in case we have any queries regarding your order.
What a brilliant day! Great entry, lots of wonderful class cats competing for awards. Well done to everyone.
Best in Show - what a great line up and congratulations to them all!
Special congratulations to our Overall Best in Show Winner -GOLD OLYMPIAN, UK & IMPERIAL GRAND PREMIER COONTASTIC NIJINSKY
- having become the first Gold Olympian just two weeks earlier (see below), he then went a step further at the Maine Coon Cat Club Show because he became Overall Best in Show. Congratulations to his owners, Stephen & Jil Bunce and his breeders Mr & Mrs Barletta.
And congratulations to our beautiful Best Opposite Sex -
Mr & Mrs Whitmarsh's Imperial Grand Champion Mabalakat Helpme Rhondda, a beautiful Classic Brown Tabby & White Female Adult, bred by Mrs L Cannell
The very handsome Jinx has continued his amazing show winning career. Not only did he jointly become the first Bronze Olympian in September 2011, in February 2012, became the first cat to gain the title of Silver Olympian and to round things off, on 16th June 2012, at The Lakeland Cat Club Show, he became the first Gold Olympian titled cat. A very fitting title, since this is the year that the Olympics take place in the UK. Huge congratulations to Stephen & Jill Bunce and their beautiful brown tabby & white boy, Jinx on becoming GOLD OLYMPIAN, UK & IMPERIAL GRAND PREMIER COONTASTIC NIJINSKY Photo taken by Lisa Aggett at the Maine Coon Cat Club Show 2011 where he was Best Opposite Sex in Show Photo taken by Stephen & Jill Bunce, on the day he became the first Gold Olympian.
This is a fantastic achievement for Jinx and the Maine Coon breed.
Our sincere congratulations to his owners and breeders._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ LIMITED EDITION SILVER ANNIVERSARY MUG
celebrate the club’s Silver Anniversary, we have had special commemorative
mugs produced especially for the club. Made from porcelain, the front features a
beautiful colour illustration of a Maine Coon head, the reverse has wording to
celebrate our silver anniversary and on the underside is the club’s logo. They
are gold edged, top and bottom. To protect them during transit, they are
carefully packed in a specially designed heavyweight cardboard box.
photo really doesn’t do this mug justice and the illustration looks much more
impressive in the flesh. First available at the Maine Coon Cat Club Show, they
are now on general sale through the club.
These mugs cost £4.25 boxed from the club table at shows, or can be sent out by
post, costing £6.50 including postage.
These mugs cost £4.25 boxed from the club table at shows, or can be sent out by post, costing £6.50 including postage.
For more information, please contact David Howe (treasurer) on 0114 2694476 or e-mail him at
club has now produced a range of downloadable forms.
are now asking breeders currently on the Club Breeders' List to use the
downloadable form to inform Val Kaye of kittens to be included in the Kitten
To contact us:
General Enquiries: Tel/fax 0114 2692306 (UK)
Kittens available countrywide, Tel: 01484 666728 (UK)