About US

Welcome to the world of the “Friendly Ghosts”. Why this name for a bunch of cats? Simply because the cat that conquered my heart is called Casper the Friendly Ghost. Casper is everything one can wish for in a feline companion. The word friendly describes so well his overall character. Why Ghost? Casper’s colour is cream-silver which makes him look like a ghost at night.

I had cats all my life, but Casper‘s unique human-like personality made me fall in love with his breed. Soon after Casper, more Maine Coons followed joining our household. After years of showing my Maine Coons nationally and abroad, studying the breeds origins, health issues and standards, I decided to start my own small breeding program. 

My philosophy is to breed cats that are healthy, have lovely temperaments and are true to the breed standard. Health and the happiness of my cats is my number one priority. My breeding cats are carefully selected and are coming from top breeders all over the world. All my cats are regularly vet checked and tested for HCM, hip dysplasia, PKdef, PKD and SMA. My cats live freely with us in our house and cat-secure garden.

I am a Council member of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy in Ireland. Friendly Ghosts is a TICA and GCCFI registered cattery. All cats are regularly exhibited at GCCFI and TICA shows to make sure we are breeding true to type. We have 3 GCCFI Supreme Show Winners: Sup Hib GrPr Ishcus Casper the Friendly Ghost in 2018, RW SGCA & Sup IB Hib GrPr Silverfern French Kiss in 2022, and RW TGC & Sup Pr Ishcus Quevega in 2023.

I hope you enjoy browsing the following sites and get to know our cats and the garden we built for them. We do have very few litters per year, but if you are interested in a kitten, please do get in touch telling us a bit about yourself, what home you can provide and why you decided for a Maine Coon as a companion.

FriendlyGhosts, Dr Claudia Wagner, Gaoth na Mara, Ladysbridge, Co. Cork, Email: friendlyghosts.mainecoons@gmail.com.

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Visit our pedigree kitten buying guide

A list of Irish breeders that have completed PawPeds courses can be found here and here.

Sometimes he sits at your feet with an expression so gentle and caressing that the depth of his gaze startles you. Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!

Theophile Gautier

    So glad we got our handsome man off Claudia. She was amazing every step of the way, sending updates and photos on his development. Even now after having him home,... read more

    Nicola Quigg Avatar Nicola Quigg
    November 26, 2023

    Claudia is absolutely amazing breeder and person & can't recommend her enough!!She gave us the most beautiful kitten with the most amazing personality. We were on the waiting list and... read more

    Sandra Pavincic Avatar Sandra Pavincic
    November 5, 2023

    Could not recommend Claudia more highly. I have never had a pedigree before so was new to the experience and Claudia guided me every step of the way and was... read more

    Juanita Galloway O Regan Avatar Juanita Galloway O Regan
    June 16, 2023

    thank you Claudia for letting us pick from a beautiful litter and for all the tests and information on maine coon ,our boy eddie(eldritch) is... read more

    Sylvia Mc Carthy Avatar Sylvia Mc Carthy
    June 11, 2023

    FriendlyGhosts Edelweiss aka Missy is now 6months old she is so chatty and very healthy she is just a delight we are besotted with her. Missy has really complemented her... read more

    Lynn Hughes Avatar Lynn Hughes
    June 11, 2023

    Claudia, from start to finish made me feel at ease with her fountains of knowledge about Mainecoons. She continues to help and inform me and check in on her furbaby.... read more

    Clare McCaffrey Avatar Clare McCaffrey
    February 27, 2023

    Not only did friendly Ghosts restore my confidence again in breeders but we have become friends! After a terrible experience from another breeder and sadly lost my gorgeous Rupert I... read more

    Ingrid Janette Graham Avatar Ingrid Janette Graham
    February 10, 2023

    I got my first Maine Coon FriendlyGhost Copernicus Nico from Claudia and he is the nicest kitten on the planet. He is so friendly and loving. He is only 8... read more

    Birgit Wagner Avatar Birgit Wagner
    February 7, 2023

    Claudia's a true pleasure to deal with. Her love for these animals shows in each of the cats you meet,so relaxed n full of personality Can't thank you enough for... read more

    Amy Fowler Avatar Amy Fowler
    February 7, 2023

    I 100% recommend Claudia at Friendly Ghosts Maine Coon Ireland if you decide to bring a Maine Coon into your life. For me, the most important thing when purchasing a... read more

    Olivia Flanagan Avatar Olivia Flanagan
    February 7, 2023

    I would highly recommend FriendlyGhosts maine coons. Claudia owned and studied the breed for some years before starting to breed. Her cats have a lovely life, with a massive secure... read more

    Marina Steiner-Browne Avatar Marina Steiner-Browne
    February 7, 2023