GentleGiants Maine Coon Cattery is a small cattery co-owned by best friends, Judith Null and Janet Watson. For nearly 30 years, Judith bred, showed and loved GentleGiants babies all on her own. However, in early 2020, she asked Janet to join her in her cattery endeavors with GentleGiants. Janet bred Maine Coons for many years (1998--2006) as Bamacoon Cattery. She was a passionate breeder and loved her babies and produced many amazing cats and won awards in the show ring as well. As a result of "life happening," she had to quit breeding but her passion and love for Maine Coons never waivered. After having her only child (who is now 6 years old) she felt now was the time to come back and share her love of Maine Coons with her daughter. We feel very lucky to have her as part of our cattery, as she gives all the babies the socialization and love and attention they crave. She is just like her momma and is CRAZY about her kitties. As a result of Judith and Janet's union, we offer well-tempered, well-adjusted, loving, and social kittens with wonderful type and size from 2 great states, Alabama (Roll Tide) and Florida (Go Gators).
Our kittens are raised underfoot and are never caged or confined by themselves. They join right in with our daily routines, sometimes I think that's the reason their personalities are so unique. Never skittish--just want to be treated as a member of your family! They have been raised with our kids, dogs, a parrot, you name it!
Our main breeding objective is to improve the Maine Coon breed and not mass produce kittens. We only have a few litters per year and we strive to place kittens in a wonderful, loving, forever home. We do occasionally place breeders or show babies to other breeders who we approve of and respect and follow the same health guidelines as we do. Our cattery is Feline Leukemia, Aids, and FIP negative. We DNA test for over 40 genetic disorders including HCM and PKD.
We are members of CFA (The Cat Fancier's Association), TICA (The International Cat Association), and ACFA (American Cat Fancier's Association). We have experience with MCBFA (Maine Coon Breeders and Fanciers Association) and The Maine Coon Breed Council.
Our cats are registered with CFA and, upon request, can be registered with the other Associations.
Very important note from Judith and Janet:
When you purchase one of our babies, you become part of our family. We are here to answer any questions even after you take your baby home. Please don't hesitate to ask about feeding, grooming, scratching posts, cat trees, litter, etc. As much information as we have listed on this site, we know it can be overwhelming so please reach out.