Durham Cat club show
May 30th 2009
Show Report from Shar Crichton
My thanks to show managers, Mrs Gillhespy and MissWatson and the Durham cat club for the invitation and hospitality. I had a lovely day with Pauline Christian who kindly agreed to steward for me at the last minute. She is an expert in handling the cats and really puts them at their ease and was a wonderful helpful companion on show day for which I thank her very much.
AC Self Premier Male
1 GR PC McKenzie’s GR PR JUKALOUPURZ SAPPHIRE STAR
A blue male who is almost five years old who has excellent physique and good persian type. He had a balanced body that was very cobby and of a good weight set low on sturdy thick legs with huge fat paws that had lovely long feathers. The chest was broad and he had a well rounded rump. Very broad skull, smooth and well rounded with neat ears that were set far apart. Broad flat face with cheeks that were full and plump and he had a broad muzzle with good whisker pads. The nose was short and broad with a full blue nose leather and good nasal openings. The bite was almost level and he had a firm balanced chin. Very noticeable large round eyes that were bold and had eye colour that was a little pale possibly due to his age. His mid length coat was a soft shade of blue and was just like a full powder puff and was beautifully prepared. It was an even shade of blue with a few slightly darker tips to the guard hairs on his back. He had a bib with a good frill covering the neck and shoulders, lovely fluffy trousers and ending with a short fully plumed thick tail and was superbly groomed. A blue teddy bear of a cat who had a lovely nature and whose presentation and condition was a credit to his owner.
Black Male Adult
1 CC and BOB Piasecki’s LAFREBELLA JOSIAH
A young male of eleven months who was a pleasing all round exhibit with good type, still not fully mature but he has plenty of time on his side to develop his masculine physique still further. Medium length body at present which was cobby in shape, of a good weight, solid and well muscled. Rounded rump region and short stocky legs. Lovely head for type which was very broad, rounded and well balanced. Neat ears that were well settled with good distance in between. Bright alert eyes of good size and rounded shape with deep orange eye colour. Flat profile with a very short nose that had a tiny nose leather but which had good size nostrils and a strong nose break. Well formed broad muzzle with fat cheeks, deep chin and a not quite level bite. He had a dense black coat of medium length with full trousers and a short thick fluffy tail. The tummy had some slight seasonal shadiness being a little rusty but the coat was otherwise very sound to the roots and free of any greyness. Show manners were good and he was well presented.
Black Female Adult
1 CC Piasecki’s LAFREBELLA JOZEFINA
A litter sister to the black boy but who was not in coat and appeared as if she had been in call for some time as she was a little light in weight when handled which is not unusual for females who call persistently at this time of year. She had pleasing type and was of medium build with short stocky legs and could have done with more substance to the body. Head type was good having a broad top of head with a rounded forehead and well set ears of small size, placed far apart on the skull and a little open at the base. Shapely round eyes had deep orange eye colour and pleasing expression. Very short nose with a very strong nose break, full nose leather which had generous size nostrils. Cheeks were fairly wide with a muzzle that was needing to fill out further being just a touch narrow. The chin was very strong and firm and she had a scissor bite. Her coat was of medium length and lacking in undercoat but was very black and shiny on her back but lying a little flat. She had no frill and the tail was short and fairly well furnished. A girl who was nervous when handled and who needs to have time out for a litter and time to fill out further to reach her full potential. I deliberated whether I should award a certificate on account of her lack of coat but decided that she was worthy on account of her type.
Cream Female Adult
1 CC and BOB Armstrong’s CH TRACYLOOE PANDARUSPASSION
A cream female who is almost two who has good type and a cobby persian physique. She is well grown with a firm solid body, broad chest and well rounded rump supported on short stocky legs with well rounded paws with long feathering. Very broad head shape with a definite head bump and widely spaced ears which were of a very small size and had lovely long ear feathers. Stunning bold eyes that were very large with deep copper colour. Broad flat face had a very short nose with a tiny pink nose leather and very small nostrils that I would have liked to be larger. Well developed muzzle with full cheeks and a strong chin. The bite was narrow and not quite level but she wriggled a great deal to stop us having a closer look at it. She had a lovely full coat of fairly pale cream which had just a little seasonal shadiness over her back at the tips of the hair but which was sound at the roots. There was a long frill framing the face, fluffy trousers and a short fully furnished tail. I felt that I could award a challenge certificate to this exhibit today although I withheld a higher award recently at a previous show.
Tortooiseshell Colourpoint Female
A lovely class with two delightful girls.
1 CC and BOB McClusky’s JOHNNYCAKE SNOW PRINCESS
A seal point girl of eleven months of age with good type and a sweet facial expression. She has total balance in head and body and is very feminine. Compact cobby body shape of medium size which was firm with a broad rump and short dumpy legs with well rounded paws. Good head width with a smooth skull, rounded forehead and well set ears of small size separated far apart. Shapely round eyes with good blue eye colour that was two tone at present and which were very expressive.
Flat profile with a cute very short up turned nose with a clear break and a full nose leather that was showing both pink and black. Excellent muzzle width with full apple cheeks and a very strong chin and a scissor bite. The coat was lovely being long and full covering the body well and was a clear creamy colour. She had a long frill covering her shoulders and running between the front legs. Her mask covered the face fully and had correct tortie colours of black and shades of red and matched the other points. All four paws were well broken and she had a short full tail showing both black and red. Her tummy was totally cream but had a slight shady spot between her legs. A very sweet exhibit who is very promising and well behaved when being judged.
2 Malcolmson’s RISETTA DANCING QUEEN
An eleven month old girl who is very pretty and who has also got good type and unlucky to meet her competitor today. She is a heavier female than the open class winner with a cobby well built body of medium size with good body proportions set low on short squat legs with rounded paws that were well patched with tortie colours. Broad skull shape with a slight head bump present and with widely spaced ears of small size with good ear feathers. Expressive eyes which were large, fully round and had good blue eye colour that was showing two tones. She had full well rounded cheeks and a muzzle that was broad and had good whisker pads. The profile was flat with a short broad nose with a strong stop and full nose leather. The chin was firm and she had a scissor bite. Tortie markings were clear showing both black and shades of red on the body and the mask covered the face well. The coat was a clear cream but was slightly shady over both the flanks and she had a dark patch on her tummy between the legs. The coat was of a good length and she had fluffy trousers with a short bushy tail that was lacking in tortie colours. A well groomed girl who had a sweet temperament when handled.
AOC Self Colourpoint Male
1 CC and BOB Hunter’s ELLSKITZ CRUSADER
A young red point boy just over a year old with good type and still a little immature and yet has plenty of development ahead of him which means he can only get more masculine in looks. He had an excellent broad head which was well rounded and smooth and held neat ears spaced far apart which were a rich shade of red. The eyes were large in size and fully round with acceptable blue colour. The profile was flat with a broad and very short nose that had a strong nose break and a full pink nose leather with well opened nostrils. Fat rounded cheeks gave the face plenty of width and he had a broad muzzle. A strong chin balanced the upper part of the face and he had a good level bite. He was well grown with a firm solid body shape that was cobby and set on strong thick legs. The neck was thick and he had a broad rounded rump. The coat was very full and was a pale apricot white shade and had a soft texture. The points were well defined and were a rich shade of red on the ears and tail but the mask and other points were a paler shade. The tail was short and very bushy and was in proportion to the body length. A good natured boy when handled.
Blue Male Neuter
BOB McKenzie’s CH and PR JUKALOUPURZ SAPPHIRE STAR
Maine Coon Silver Series Kitten
1 and BOB Spence and Rust’s LIONMAINE MUSTANG SALLY
A seven month old silver classic tabby and white maine coon girl who was of a good size for her age and sex with a sturdy, well muscled firm body of good length and width of chest supported on strong legs and large well rounded paws with short tufts. Body shape was rectangular and she had a fairly long neck and a square shaped rump. The head was of medium length with the nasal bridge equidistant between the ear line and nose tip and with a nose that had a shallow curve when viewed in profile. Tall ears graced the top of head which were sitting high and open, wide at the base with good ear tufts and shorter silvery ear feathers. She had large round eyes that were well spaced apart and set slightly oblique with yellowish eye colour and had clear paler spectacles. The cheek bones were high set and the cheeks were filling out and she had a fairly square silvery white muzzle with a good level bite. Her coat was fairly long on the body and rump and shorter over the neck and head. The tummy fur and breeches were full and shaggy and she had a long tail that was well furnished, flowing, reaching the shoulders and slightly tapered at the tip. The bib and underside were a clean sparkling white and all four feet had white socks while the tabby markings were black against a silvery white agouti ground. Tabby markings were evident on the head and body with a characteristic ‘M’ on her forehead, headlines and eye lines. There was a clear butterfly over her shoulders and the long tail had a hint of tabby rings which could have been stronger. A most relaxed exhibit who had a sweet gentle nature and who was well shown.
AC Breeders Male
Piasecki’s CH PURRSRUS SIMPLY RED
A red tabby boy who was over five years of age. He was well grown with a cobby frame, broad chest and rounded rump with a body set low on the leg but who felt a little thin down his back region. Head shape was broad and rounded with neat ears that were sited far apart and had good length of ear feathers. Shapely round eyes of large size, wide open with eye colour that was pale and more yellow orange rather than copper and which may have faded over the years due to the fact that he is an older cat. The nose was broad and very short with a good nose break and a full pink nose leather. He had a paler well developed muzzle that was showing some tabby spotting. The cheeks were full and he had a strong chin with a scissor bite. The coat was long and full with a well developed frill framing the face. It was a fairly even shade of red but was not a deep red but more of an orange yellow shade and was very lacking in tabby markings. The tail was short and very bushy and did not have any tabby rings. There were hardly any tabby markings on the head or body. He had a solid back and the coat colour was rather pale. A gentle boy when handled who was in good show condition.
AC Novice Male and Female
1 Hadfield’s TEXAS HOLDUM
A thirteen month old brown tabby exotic boy who had excellent type with a well rounded head that was massive, strong and with good width between the ears which were neat and round tipped. The nose was short and broad and was of even width with a strong stop and a fully formed deep pink nose leather. He had fully rounded plump cheeks and a broad muzzle, strong well balanced chin and a good bite. The eyes were bold and round and were of a good size with eye colour that were a muddy colour and was still changing and should be good later. His body was large and heavy, cobby in shape with a broad rounded rump and a thick neck region set on strong well muscled legs with large rounded paws. The coat was dense and had an excellent plush texture standing out well from the body and of medium length. The tail was short and very thick. Tabby markings were very clear on the head and body being a strong black over a rich copper brown agouti ground colour. He had a strong ‘M’ on his forehead, pale spectacles around the eyes and correct head lines with pencilling on the cheeks and eye lines running to the sides of the face. He had clear necklaces and bracelets on his limbs. The body markings were those of a spotted tabby as he lacked any spine lines and had numerous rounded spots on the back and body sides and the tail was very well ringed. A very handsome boy who had a lovely gentle nature.
2 Piasecki’s LAFREBELLA JOSIAH
3 Mitchell’s PADARUS NOOKI BEAR
4 Morris’s HEATHROSE MULLED WINE
AC Members Male or Female
1 McKeague’s SHEERBLISS DREAM COMETRUE
A most attractive tortie and white adult who has very distinctive markings on the head and body. She is just over a year old and has a well grown cobby body shape with a well rounded rump set on short thick legs. Head type was good with a broad top of head that carried small ears that were set far apart on the skull and had long ear feathers that were showing all the tortie colours of red, black and white. Her profile was flat with a very short snub nose that had a strong nose break and a full pink nose leather with good size nasal openings. Her expressive rounded eyes were large and had excellent deep copper colour. The face was attractively patched with tortie colouring with a red moustache over her broad muzzle which was white, a white spot on her forehead, a red chin that was deep and balanced and she had fully rounded cheeks and a scissor bite. The back of her head was black and she had a white bib and underside and all four legs were white. There were red and black patches over her shoulders and the base of her tail while the lower back was white. Her tail was short bushy and fully coloured with red and black. A cat with a very sweet nature who was well prepared for the bench.
Mcclusky’s JENZJEWELS ZURI
A mackerel tortie tabby girl who is just over a year old who has good persian type with a sweet facial expression and lovely temperament. Shapely cobby body with good breadth across the rump and short stocky legs and lovely feathered paws. Wide top of head which had a slight head bump and with small well feathered ears fitting neatly into skull contours. Well pencilled eyes of very large size that were full and round with good copper eye colour and showing clear tabby spectacles. Short nose showing a good nose break with a full pink nose leather edged with black. Well developed fat apple cheeks with a broad paler spotted muzzle, scissor bite and a firm balanced chin. The coat was long and fairly full with a short frill, fluffy trousers and a short very bushy tail. It was soft and of a good texture and was well groomed. Tortie colouring of red was visible in places on the back of the head and lightly in places on the body but could have been more prominent. Tabby markings on the head were very clear showing as black on a copper brown ground colour with pencilling on the cheeks and clear lines running over the top of head. She had a definite ‘M’ on her forehead and faint necklaces around the neck, a clear butterfly over the shoulders and mackerel stripes running down her sides but tabby markings were hard to see over her back which lacked spine lines. A well behaved girl who was pleased to be handled.
3 Price’s MYSBO SILVER OTIS
4 Piasecki’s LAFREBELLA JOZEFINA
AC Non-members Male or Female
1 Hadfield’s A HEAVENSENT MR IRRESISTIBLE (IMP)
A red tabby boy who was thirteen months of age. A very cobby chap who had a muscular well rounded body shape with a broad rump and chest supported on short thick low set legs. He had a wonderful top of head that was very broad and rounded with good spacing between the ears which were well endowed with long ear feathers and were fairly neat. Very short and very broad nose with a strong nose break and a pink nose leather. Full cheeks of good width with a broad muzzle that was paler in colour than the rest of the face and was spotted. The chin was deep and firm and he had a scissor bite. The eyes were huge in size and fully round in shape with a wideawake bold expression with paler spectacles and with excellent deep copper colour. His coat was full and very long and he had a short bushy tail and fluffy trousers. The colour of the coat was a warm shade of red that could have been a richer red overlying a bright apricot undercoat. Tabby markings were visible on his head with a definite ‘M’ and faint head lines and pencilling on the cheeks. Body markings, however, were diffuse on the body and tail due no doubt to the fact that he had a good length of coat and so it was hard to see barring on the limbs, spots on the tummy area and rings on the tail. A good natured boy who handled well and who was well presented.
AC Senior Male or Female
1 Piasecki’s CH PURRSRUS SIMPLYRED
AC Novice Kitten
1 Craig and Bell’s SHEERBLISS ARABELLA
A tiny tortie andwhite exotic baby of three months of age and who was hardly old enough to be at a show. She was a very sleepy kitten and we felt guilty waking her up to judge her. She had very good type with a smooth well rounded head with tiny well set ears that were positioned far apart. Sweet apple face with round eyes that still had eye colour that was changing and that she reluctantly opened for us. It was a very muddy shade and promising to be good later. Tiny snub nose with a definite stop and good size nose leather. She had white on her muzzle which was filling out and she had well rounded cheeks and a small red moustache. The chin was deep and balanced the upper part of the face and was black in colour. I decided not to check her bite as she was so small and I did not want to disturb her further. The bib and underside were a clean white. The tail was very short and thick and fully coloured. The coat was of medium length and was fairly dense showing good tortie patches of black and red although it was not plush and was lying a little flat but has plenty of time to develop later as she grows. The patches were even and sound in colour and she had a white bib and underside with all four paws showing some white. A delightful baby.
AC Non Self Female
1 McKenzie’s CH and PR JUKALOUPURZ MYSTICAL ANGEL
A blue cream female who was almost five years old. She had a very broad top of head with neat ears that were well placed on top. The eyes were round in shape and large in size but had poor eye colour that was nearly yellow orange due to her older age and may have faded with time and age. Correct profile which was flat and the nose had a strong break and a very small nose leather and nostrils which I would have liked to be larger. The cheeks were fairly full and the muzzle had width. The chin was very deep and strong and the bite was level. She had a cobby body shape with good fluffy trousers and a short bushy tail. The coat colour was not fully intermingled and the face and body were a little too creamy in places and a little warm in colour. The coat also felt a little coarse in texture ass she was not in full coat on the day and was lacking in undercoat. A gentle girl who handled well.
AC Members Male or Female
1 Wall’s CH SHEERBLISS NIKOLAI
A very heavy muscular black silver mackerel tabby exotic boy with excellent physique who is nearing three years of age. He has a massive rounded head with a strong skull shape which was very masculine and had good width between the ears which were sited far apart and were neat with rounded tips. Round saucer shaped eyes that were very bold and with orange eye colour that could have been deeper allowance being made for the fact that he is three years old. The profile was flat with a short broad nose that had a strong nose break and a fully formed nose leather. Fat chubby cheeks gave width to the face and he had a broad muzzle, fat whisker pads, a deep chin and an almost level bite. Body shape was cobby and large, set low on strong tree trunk legs which had fat rounded paws. He had a thick neck and a broad chest with a well rounded rump. Tabby markings were very clear on the head and body showing dense black patterning overlying a silvery agouti ground colour and with the characteristic ‘M’ on his forehead, spectacles around the eyes and strong head and eye lines visible. The neck had very distinct necklaces and there was clear barring on the legs and a spotted tummy. His back showed only two narrow dark lines running the length of the body rather than a central line with two broken lines on either side but he had numerous thin lines running down his sides. The tail was short and very thick, shaped like a policeman’s truncheon. The coat was fairly dense and plush, standing out from the body but he was moulting a little and hence was not at its best. A gentleman when handled.
AV SLH Junior Male
This was large class and I asked the show manager if I could give extra placings but which still left some very good cats without a place which I very much regret.
1 Campbell’s GR CH DOTCOM LESTER
A very majestic brown classic tabby and white maine coon boy who knows he has something special. He is a real favourite of mine and always catches my eye. He is not yet two years of age and has excellent physique. His body shape is truly rectangular and long with a long neck and a very square rump. His legs are strong and muscular with large rounded paws with short tufts. He has good head shape which is of medium size and has the correct distance between the ear line and tip of nose. The ears are tall and pointed and were well sited on the head. They had good long black ear tufts with shorter pale ear feathers and were open at the base. His large round eyes had a slight oblique setting in the face and were a greenish yellow shade. The profile had a shallow curve at the nasal bridge and the nose was of uniform width with a fully formed brick red nose leather. The cheeks were full with high cheek bones and the muzzle was spotted and fairly square. The chin was firm and he had a level bite. The coat was shaggy on his tummy and breeches and he had a short frontal ruff running between the fore legs while the coat on his head and neck was shorter. The coat colour was a rich shade of copper overlaid by black tabby markings and had a glossy texture and were clear classic markings on the body but more diffuse elsewhere. His head had a clear ‘M’ on his forehead, head lines running over the top of head and pencilling on his cheeks. He had a well defined butterfly over the shoulders and oysters on his flanks. White areas were confined to the bib, chest and underside and all four feet had white socks. The legs had clear barring and his tail which could have been a touch longer had faint tabby rings and was full with long flowing fur that tapered slightly at the tip. Always a worthy winner and a gentle boy who needed block and tackle to get him out of the pen!
2 Hopkin’s DRAGONMAINE SHADESLAYER
A blue classic tabby and white maine coon boy who was eleven months of age and who was very well grown. Body shape was very long and rectangular and he was of a heavy weight with a muscular body with good width of chest. He had a square shaped rump and a fair length of neck. The legs were strong and had good boning with large round paws that had short tufts. Medium length head had tall tufted ears that were large and pointed, set high on the head, spaced well apart. He had a square muzzle with high cheek bones and cheeks that were still filling out. The nose was of uniform width and had a shallow curve at the nasal bridge with a full pink nose leather edged with blue. He had a firm chin and a level bite. The eyes had an oblique setting and were of a yellowish shade and were full and round in shape. The coat was of medium length and was longer on the body and underside and was glossy in texture and had blue markings on a beige agouti ground and was shorter on the head and neck regions. The bib and underside area between the legs were white and he had four white feet. The tail was long and well furnished finishing with a slightly tapered end. Tabby markings were visible on the head and body. He had clear spectacles around the eyes and an ‘M’ on his forehead. The legs had a hint of barring and the body had classic tabby markings. A most relaxed cat when handled who just flopped down on the trolly for us.
X2 Waite’s CH OLIROSE SILVER STORM
A well built silver classic tabby and white maine coon male who is just over a year and a half. Medium head size which had tall feathered ears set on top which were wide at the base and had ear tufts rising from the pointed tips. The face had large round eyes with greenish eye colour which were set slightly oblique and had clear pale spectacles. The profile had a shallow curve at the nasal bridge and the nose was of uniform width with a pink nose leather edged very clearly with blue. He had a good square muzzle with fairly high cheek bones and a firm chin with a level bite. The head had clear lines running over the top of head and there were lines running from each eye to the sides of the face. The solid body had a long neck and was rectangular in shape of good length and supported on substantial legs that were well muscled and all four feet had white socks and had large rounded paws which were very well tufted. The coat was glossy and was shaggy on the underside and breeches and shorter over the head and neck. It had a silvery agouti ground and had a slight spot of tarnishing on his back and a little spot on his face. The bib and underside were white and tabby markings were of a classic pattern over the body and legs. He had a long well furnished tail that reached well to the shoulders and tapered at the tip. Show temperament was good.
3 Payne’s DRAGONMAINE STRONG FLAME
A very large red classic tabby maine coon boy just over a year old with excellent physique and strong body shape with well muscled legs that supported his massive frame and which had huge round paws that had slightly short tufts. Head of medium length and correct proportions which had a square muzzle, high cheek bones and a long nose of uniform width which had a slight curve at the nasal bridge and a full pink nose leather. The ears were tall, tufted and pointed at the tips with paler ear feathers and wide at the base and sitting well on the head. His eyes were round and large and had yellowish eye colour surrounded by pale spectacles and had an oblique setting in the face. The tail was very long reaching well to the shoulders and the coat was very shaggy on his tummy and longer on the breeches than the head and neck. It was of a fairly rich shade of red overlying an apricot agouti ground colour and was seen on the head to have a clear ‘M’ on his forehead, facial lines and strong tabby lines down his back and barring on the legs and tail. A good natured cat when handled.
X3 Hey’s EMERISLE MY GUY ATGATITA
A very heavy and attractive blue pointed ragdoll.
AV SLH Junior Female
My thanks to exhibitors for this lovely class of cats that was so hard to separate and I would have really liked to give out more awards if I could have done!
1 Doble’s BULLAMOOR POENIEROSE
A tortie birman girl of one year with good type who had a well shaped head that was rounded and had good width. Her nose was of medium length and had a slight dip in profile. The cheeks were well rounded and full and the chin was firm and tapered slightly. The ears were well placed on the head and were of medium size and her eyes were almost round in shape and had mid blue eye colour. The tortie markings on the face were very good with both seal brown and light and dark shades of red visible both on her ears and face with the nose having a blaze being half red and half seal brown. Her body was well grown and she was a fair weight for a female with good body length, supported on medium height legs that were thick and had short strong paws. Her tail was in proportion to the body length and was bushy with tortie colouring visible. The coat was lovely being long, full and very soft and silky in texture with a full ruff around her neck and was slightly curly on her tummy region. It covered her body well and was of a pale fawn shade and was beautifully prepared. The points were well defined and contrasted well with the body colour and all showed the required tortie shades of seal brown and red on each point. Foot markings were pristine white with front paws having gloves that were matching and slightly scalloped on the upper surface. The underside had one glove slightly longer but otherwise of acceptable length and did not reach the stop. The socks were matching and covered the entire foot and she had gauntlets of equal lengths but the left one was slightly more pointed and both could have been a little longer to a point almost below the hock for perfection. A girl with a delightful sweet nature who was lovely to handle.
2 Carr’s EMERISLE ELLA- ENCHANTED
A very lovely seal tortiepoint bicolour ragdoll who really caught my eye. She was a large well built girl who was very striking in appearance having a well muscled body with a short thick neck and a broad chest. The head had good width with the correct flat plane on top and plenty of width between feathered ears which were of medium size, with rounded edges and well set with a slight forward tilt. She had lovely eyes, so expressive and which were large, well opened with the fabulous deep blue eye colour. Her nose was of medium length and had a correct slightly retrousee tip with a gentle dip at the nasal bridge and ending with a full pink nose leather. The cheeks were well rounded and the muzzle was broad with a firm chin and a level bite. Tortie markings of seal brown and shades of red were excellent on the top of head being well intermingled with shades of cream and the body had a lovely full coat of mainly white which had large beige patches on the back and sides. The tail was full in proportion to the body length and had correct tortie colouring as did the other points. A very relaxed exhibit when judged and who was well presented.
X2 Pool’s DALTEEMA STARDUST
Another beautiful chocolate tortie birman girl, only eleven months old who has not yet reached her full potential but is very promising and I hope that I get a chance of seeing her later when she is older. She was well grown with a medium sized body that was solid, of a good weight and carried on medium legs that were sturdy and had thick set strong paws. Excellent width of head that was broad, well rounded and had medium sized ears well placed on top and were well intermingled with tortie colours. Excellent eye shape that were almost round and had lovely deep blue eye colour. The nose had a slight dip at the nasal bridge giving her a good birman profile and had a split coloured blaze along its length showing chocolate brown and shades of red with a full dark chocolate nose leather. The cheeks were full and she had a firm chin that was a creamy shade which tapered slightly and a level bite. The mask was almost fully covering the face and was showing well intermingled tortie colouring although the legs and tail were slightly paler. The coat was lovely and very clear, being a pleasing shade of ivory with a ruff developing over the shoulders and was of a silky soft texture. Her tail was of medium length and in proportion to the body length and was well furnished and showing tortie colours. The foot markings were clean and pure white. Her gloves were set a touch low on the upper side of the paws, slightly scalloped but symmetrical and on the underside were matching and difficult to see the limit next to the very pale shade of the front paws. The socks covered the feet well and were evenly matched and symmetrical. The gauntlets were almost matching and reaching almost to the hock. A girl with a lovely temperament who was well shown.
3 Paine’s DRAGONMAINE BATTLEHEART
X3 Pool’s DALTEEMA SARMOYAH TOPAZ
A cream birman girl who was just over a year old with pleasing good type. Strong skull shape that was broad and rounded with well set ears of medium size that were placed far apart. She had almost round eyes that had deep blue colour and were slightly paler at the edges. Medium length nose had a slight dip in profile with a pink nose leather while her cheeks were full and rounded. Firm chin shape that tapered nicely and balanced the upper part of the face and she had a good level bite. Body shape was well grown, muscular and solid and had legs that had thick set paws and were of medium height. The tail was bushy and was of medium length and her coat was not very full but was soft and silky and was a clear off white shade. The points were a mid cream shade with the mask almost covering the face and matching the ears but was paler on the other points. She had clean white gloves that were very hard to distinguish against the pale fur on the forepaws. Although they were level and matching on the undersides. The socks were level and covered the feet well and the gauntlets were symmetrical, matching and tapered well to along two thirds of the distance towards the hocks. A girl with a pleasing sweet nature.
AV SLH Maiden Kitten
1 Longley’s LONGCOON CARRIE
A tortie classic tabby maine coon kitten aged five months with good type developing in a young female kitten. Head shape was of medium length and with a well developed square muzzle already present in such a young female kitten and showing clear tabby spotting. The nose was of uniform width and had a shallow curve at the nasal bridge with a pink nose leather edged with black and in a perpendicular line with the upper lip and the chin which was firm. Her cheeks were fairly full with high cheek bones and a level bite. The ears were tall, pointed and had good ear tufts with lighter short ear feathers and were wide at the base,set high and well apart. Fully round eyes had yellowish green eye colour and were circled with paler spectacles and spaced far apart with a slightly oblique setting and a pleasing alert expression. The body was well grown for a five month female kitten and was solid and well muscled with a long neck, broad chest and was a good rectangular length, ending in a squared off rump. Strong legs with large rounded and tufted paws supported the body weight. The tail had plenty of length and was profuse and flowing, wide at the base and tapered towards the tip. Her coat was glossy and fairly long over the body but much shorter on the head and neck. The tummy and breeches were fairly full and shaggy and a frontal ruff was starting to develop. The coat pattern was showing tortie and tabby colours of black over a warm copper agouti ground colour overlaid with shades of red and was clear on the head where she had red on one side of the face and black on the other. All four paws were broken and she had one mainly red foot. Tortie and classic tabby patterns were very clear on her back. A promising girl with a very gentle temperament.
2 Thomas’s SISKADELL DASHING DANDY
A black and white male Norwegian forest cat who was only three months old but with good Norwegian type. He was a well grown kitten with a well shaped triangular head and an excellent profile that was very straight without a break in line. The forehead was slightly rounded and he had large ears which were open at the base and were placed high on the head. He was black over the upper part of his face while the lower face had an inverted white chevron with a firm chin. The eyes were well opened and large and set obliquely in the face with greenish eye colour. The top of head, ears and back were completely black and he had a long bushy black tail. The body was solid and firm and was developing well in a kitten with sturdy legs and longer back legs set high with round tufted paws. The tail was short and bushy and he had a full coat with a ruff developing and knickerbockers.
3 Huntley’s MELLOWDOLLS SCARLETRIBBONS
A blue cream ragdoll
AV SLH Maiden Male or Female
1 Lindgren’s I GR CH DAYJOY TITANIA
An outstanding tortie smoke and white norwegian forest cat with excellent physique and type. She is nearly eight year old and was in wonderful condition. The body was large and strongly built, well muscled and with a deep chest powerful neck supported on solid strong legs which had large round tufted paws. The hind legs were higher than the front ones. She had a large triangular shaped head with a good chin and a rounded forehead. The ears were large and had wide bases and were placed high and open. The eyes were greenish, oval in shape and were large and well opened with an alert expression, set slightly oblique in the face. The profile was excellent being very straight and long without a nose break. A white blaze ran along the nose and the chin was strong. A long bushy tail that reached to the shoulders and a full thick coat that had a reddish and tortie pattern on the full ruff and large red tortie and tabby spots over the back. The whitish undercoat was also clear throughout the head and body regions. The shirt front, ruff and knickerbockers had a woolly undercoat and were well developed. A cat with a lovely sweet nature.
2 Baker’s JULESCOON BLACKJACK
A very regal classic brown tabby maine coon male neuter who was just over a year and a half. Medium length head with a fairly square muzzle that had tabby spots and fat whisker pads with long whiskers. He had a long nose of uniform width that had a shallow curve at the nasal bridge but with a slight bump at the tip. The chin was firm and in line with the upper lip and nose tip and the bite was level. The ears were large and tall tapering to a point that had good ear tufts and were set high on the head with a wide base and showing shorter ear feathers. Full round eyes had yellowish eye colour and were placed far apart with an oblique setting in the face and showing pale tabby spectacles. Massive heavy body which was very rectangular, large, with a broad chest, a fairly long neck and ending with a square rump. The legs were solid and strong with large rounded paws excellent long tufts. The coat was glossy and had a good topcoat that displayed black classic tabby markings over a lovely warm copper ground colour. He had short fur on the head and neck but had a well developed ruff over his shoulders and had a shaggy tummy and breeches. The tail was long and flowing and tapered gently towards the tip. The back had three clear unbroken spine lines running down the body and classic tabby markings down his sides, a butterfly over his shoulders, barring on his legs and good head markings. An impressive male with good show manners.
3 Cavet’s DMMAINE DESERT FOX
LH Adult, Kitten or Neuter
1 Stewart’s I GR CH LAZANE ON CLOUD NINE
A most handsome orange eyed boy that I have met many times who has the most lovely facial expression. Body shape is truly cobby and cannot be more persian. Head shape is broad with tiny well set ears placed far apart on top. The eyes are round in shape have deep copper eye colour and bold expression. The nose is short and has a definite stop, full pink nose leather and well opened nostrils. The chin is strong and balanced the upper face and he has a scissor bite, broad muzzle and fat rounded cheeks. The coat is fabulously long, soft and flowing with a full frill, fluffy trousers and a beautiful short bushy tail. He is always beautifully turned out and is a credit to his owner. I was so pleased he gained this high award on the day as it is well deserved.
2 McKeague’s SHEERBLISS DREAM COMETRUE
3 Mitchell’s PADARUS NOOKI BEAR
AC LH Self Adult
1 Piasecki’s COUNTRYGIRL GOLDILOCKS
A red self girl of eleven months who had a very cobby body shape and good type. Body shape was firm and solid and set on short thick legs with rounded paws. Broad head with neat ears that had long ear feathers and set far apart on the skull. Large eyes, fully round in shape had good copper eye colour. Her nose was very broad and short and had a very strong nose break with good nasal openings. The cheeks were full and she had a broad muzzle and a firm solid chin. The bite was not seen as she would not let us open her mouth without a struggle. The coat was full and she had a short fluffy brush and well prepared trousers. The coat was a deep rich red shade and was very sound and free of barring and was well prepared. A promising young female
who was well presented.
2 Hunter’s ZENITH GINGERSPICE
3 Armstrong’s CH TRACYLOOE PADARUSPASSION
4 Hunter’s ELLSKITZ TOOHOT TOHANDLE