THE TEESSIDE CAT CLUB – 23.8.2008 – MRS ANNE GREGORYA busy but very enjoyable day spent in the excellent company of my steward, Jean Lamb. This was her debut, but Jean took a great interest across the breeds and was a tower of strength guiding me through the cats and the visitors. I would like to thank her for her hard work and look forward to our next day working together. I would also like to thank Veda and her team for the invitation and warm hospitality. It is a treat to be met at and returned to the station – a special touch that is very much appreciated.
AV FOREIGN GRAND PREMIER, MALE
1 IGP KELSALL’S GR PR PONTABY PASTICCIO, 23A, MN, 13.8.2005A very handsome cat who was lithe, muscular and well balanced overall. Gently rounded contours to the head with a slight indentation forming the muzzle. Medium wedge with large, well cupped ears set wide apart and following the line of the wedge. They were furry on the inner edge and had tiny tufts. Rounded muzzle. In profile he had an almost straight profile, I would like to have seen slightly more break. Good chin and level bite. Large eyes, set well apart and a rounded almond shape. They were very expressive and a clear amber tone. Excellent body of medium build with a straight back and rounded rib cage. Slender legs and oval paws. The tail was thick at the base and tapered to a rounded tip. Excellent coat with a resilient texture. It was short, fine, dense and close-lying. Excellent ticking and markings. The overall effect was of a rich copper; it was made up of a very bright apricot base well ticked with chocolate. Pink nose leather and paws pads. Shown in tip top condition and with an excellent, relaxed and confident temperament.
AV FOREIGN GRAND PREMIER, FEMALE
1 IMP GR PR ECCLES’ GR PR NEWKINGDOM QETESH, 78 30S, FN, 5.7.2003A beautiful Egyptian Mau of superb type, pattern and balance. Slightly rounded wedge of medium length with medium ears that were broad at the base and slightly pointed set well and held at the correct angle. In profile, there was a slight rise from the bridge of the nose with a gentle contour at the bridge. From “head on”, the brows were level and the nose was of uniform width. The eyes were large and a rounded almond shape. They were a beautiful, clear, gooseberry green and very expressive. Level bite and good chin. Rounded muzzle. Graceful, elegant body with a hard, muscular feel. Very good legs and tail. Excellent clear silver with well defined black markings. She had an “M” on her forehead and frown marks. There was a scarab on her brow with lines extending over the head. Her spots were of medium size and well spaced showing excellent contrast. There were broken necklaces on her chest and a banded tail with a black tip. Shown in excellent condition and with a delightful temperament, she was a worthy winner of this prestigious award.
RES: LEITH’S GR PR RINTINABY RED HERRING, 23A, FN, 31.5.2995Another beauty of excellent type and style. Friendly and confident, she was a pleasure to handle. Lovely head shape with well set ears. Very expressive eyes of excellent shape and set. Good profile and chin. Elegant body that was lithe and muscular with elegant legs and oval paws. The tapering tail balanced well. Excellent coat quality, colour, texture and ticking. Bright apricot base hair and well defined chocolate ticking. There was some very pale cream around the muzzle and chin. Excellent condition and temperament.
SIAMESE/BALINESE GRAND PREMIER, MALE
1 IGP BAUERFEIND’S UK IMP GR PR SHIMILEETA WHOSEGORGEOUS, 32/1, MN, 24.3.2003A senior Siamese looking great for his age. Excellent type, balance and style. The head was long and in proportion with good width between the large, pricked ears to balance. The latter were wide at the base and set well apart. Oriental shape and set to the brilliant blue eyes. Excellent expression. Straight profile and good depth to the chin. Fine muzzle. Elegant neck and noble head carriage. Long, svelte body with a solid muscular feel. Slim legs and neat oval paws. The tail was long and tapering. Short coat that was fine and close-lying. Excellent seal tabby colour with well defined markings on the points. Some shading but there was still contrast. Beautifully presented in sparkling condition and with a superb temperament, he lives up to his name!
RES: THORPES’ GR PR JOHPAS SUNNY JIM, 32A, MN, 16.3.2006Another very handsome Siamese who was unlucky to meet the winner. He had excellent type and was well balanced. Very good head with strength and balance but there was a tiny bump on the profile. Very expressive eyes of deep blue. Long body that was firm and muscular with fine legs and tail. The coat was moderately short, fine and close-lying. Rich red points and very good contrast. Excellent condition and temperament.
SIAMESE/BALINESE GRAND PREMIER, FEMALE
1 IGP BAUERFEIND’S GR CH & GR PR SHIMILEETA WHOSTHATLADY, 32/1, FN, 18.7.2003A Tabbypoint beauty with a wonderfully wicked expression ! Even wedge with large ears set well apart. Very good straight profile and depth to the chin. Excellent eyes for shape, set and colour. Elegant neck and head carriage. Long, fine body with a firm, muscular feel. Long, fine legs and a good tail to balance. Short coat that was fine and close lying. Excellent seal tabby points that were well defined and she had excellent contrast on the creamy body. Excellent condition and temperament.
AOV SLH PREMIER, MALEA challenging class of quality cats – I could have awarded at least 5 Grands!
1 GPR COWARD’S UK GR PR NORDLYS ATHANASIAS, 67 31TS, MN, 2.5.2003A large, impressive Forest Cat who is mature and very well balanced. Strong triangular head with a long, straight profile and good depth to the chin. The ears were set high and were open. There was good width at the base and they followed the lines of the head. Large eyes set slightly obliquely and they were well opened. He had an alert, proud expression. Excellent size to the body and he was long and muscular (but do not let him become too plump!). Excellent boning. Long, strong legs with large, tufted paws. Long tail that reached the neck. He had a summer coat but there was a woolly undercoat and the top coat was smooth and glossy. He had a ruff to frame the face and some knickerbockers. Excellent condition and temperament. He was, to me, the “finished article”!
RES: SPROT’S GR PR ADMEWLO JOELOFRAGALYN, 66 31A, MN, 6.6.2002A mature Ragdoll of excellent type and balance. He was large, powerful and imposing and ran the winner very close indeed. Broad head with a flat plane between the medium ears. They were set wide and had a slight forward tilt. Well developed cheeks and muzzle. Firm chin with a level bite. In profile, the nose was of medium length and had a retroussé tip. Large eyes, set slightly obliquely and wide apart. Very good depth of blue. Long body with excellent substance and muscle tone. Medium legs with large, round, tufted paws. Long tail that was reasonably bushy and was in proportion. Silky coat of medium length. It was a typical summer coat but he was well presented in excellent condition. Soft blue points and showing very good contrast on the body.
AOV SLH PREMIER, FEMALE
1 GPR SPROT’S UK & IMP GR CH & PR CHURSTON CAMEO, 66 31, FN, 28.3.2000A really beautiful Seal Bi-Colour with exquisite type and expression. Excellent balance. Not the largest Ragdoll female I have seen but she was muscular and a lovely weight for her size. Very much a walking Standard of Points and such a good example for Probationers to use as a bench mark, feminine but strong and imposing. Broad head with a flat plane between the medium ears. The latter were set wide with a slight forward tilt. They were well furnished. Well developed cheeks and muzzle. Firm chin and level bite. In profile, the nose was of medium length with a gentle dip and the desired retroussé tip. Beautiful eyes, large, well-opened and set well apart with a slightly oblique slant. Long body with a firm, muscular feel and a broad chest. Medium legs that were well boned and large, round, tufted paws. The tail balanced well. Beautiful coat that was dense and silky. Reasonable ruff and knickerbockers for the season. Excellent bi-colour pattern that was so attractive with the dense seal points. A wonderful example of this beautiful breed and worthy of the highest awards.
RES: LAWRENCE’S CH & PR RAGALYN TEQUILA, 66 31A, FN, 28.5.2003Another very attractive and balanced Bi-Colour, unlucky to meet the winner. She had very good head type but not such a perfect profile or development of the muzzle. Excellent body, legs and tail. Silky coat that was dense and beautifully presented. Very well marked. Excellent condition and temperament.
AC BRITISH PREMIER, MALE
1 GPR HALL’S GR PR CATYKES TONIONE, 31A, MN, 17.9.2006A cobby, solid young Bi-Colour of excellent type and balance. Compact and muscular, he stood low on strong legs. The head showed breadth of skull with rounded contours and a round face with full cheeks. The ears were small, rounded at the tips and set well apart in the contours of the head. Short, broad nose and a rounded forehead. Strong chin with depth. Excellent copper eyes that were large, round and well opened. They were set well apart and very expressive. Excellent body, legs and tail. The coat was short, dense and crisp. Excellent for the season. The blue was of medium tone, sound and even. The white was pristine. Excellent balance of colours with clean lines to the pattern. Excellent condition and temperament.
RES: RAE’S PR DASHWICK DUSTY, 16, MN, 20.11.2006A handsome Blue with great potential. Very good type, conformation and balance. He has a summer coat at present which was not as dense as the winner’s and as a result his ears appeared a little prominent. Very good head with a round face and full cheeks. Expressive eyes that were large and round. Clear deep orange tone. Cobby and compact with solid muscle tone. The coat was short and crisp. Attractive medium blue. Excellent condition and temperament.
AC BURMESE PREMIER, MALE
1 GPR/WH AKEHURST’S PR CHIARO LATTICELLO, 27F, MN, 18.3.2007A Burmese with a wonderful coat, short, fine, glossy and close lying; unfortunately he was also very plump and this did affect his overall balance, making his head appear small and out of proportion. It formed a moderately short wedge with width at the cheekbones. Fairly blunt finish to the muzzle. The ears were medium in size, broad at the base and rounded at the tips. When viewed in profile they had a slight forward tilt. Large, expressive eyes that were set well apart. The top line of the eye slanted towards the nose and the lower line was rounded. Clear yellow tone. The body was of medium length and very heavy. Strong, rounded chest and straight back. Slender legs with oval paws. The tail was straight and tapered to a rounded tip. It was a good length but appeared shorter because of the body. Very good cream with the desired bloom on the ears etc. There was a powdered effect. Excellent temperament.
AC COLOURPOINTED OR MITTED RAGDOLL, MALE
1 CC + BOB HEY’S EMERISLE MYGUY ATGATITA, 66A, M, 7.9.2007A handsome young male of good type and overall balance. The head has breadth with a flat plane between the medium sized ears. Expressive eyes of very good blue. I felt the profile was a little straight. Good chin. Excellent muscle and boning, he is developing very well for his age. Very good body, legs and tail. Good silky coat with a ruff coming along. Medium blue points and showing very good contrast. Well shown in excellent condition and with a delightful temperament.
AC COLOURPOINTED OR MITTED RAGDOLL, FEMALE
1 CC/WH TRYGILL TREASURE TROVE, 66W, F, 16.9.2007A very pretty and balanced young female of promising type and style. The head had breadth and balance with a flat plane between the ears and her cheeks and muzzle are developing nicely. Good chin and bite. Very good profile showing a medium length nose with a gentle dip and a retroussé tip. Long body with firm muscle and very good boning. Tail balanced well. Silky coat that was well presented. The seal points were warm in tone and there was excellent contrast. White chin and it extended along the underbody. Neat mittens. Sadly the boots did not extend to the hocks and I had to withhold the CC. Excellent condition and temperament.
SEAL POINT BIRMAN NEUTER
1 PR + BOB MELLOR’S CH ADFURLO GLENKENSDRAMBUIE, 13C1, FN, 29.10.2003A very pretty and balanced Birman of good type and style. The head had breadth and was rounded. Medium length nose with slight dip in the profile. Medium ears spaced well apart. Full cheeks and good chin. Large eyes, almost round and a beautiful blue. Long, well muscled body with good legs and tail. Silky coat that was beautifully presented. Excellent warm seal points and lovely contrast to the warm beige body that had that golden hue. The gloves and gauntlets were well shaped and pristine. Well shown in excellent condition and with a sweet temperament.
AC TURKISH VAN NEUTER
1 PR + BOB JOHNSON’S PR AKDAMAR JACOBWALL, 13D, MN, 1.4.2007A handsome and impressive Turkish Van of very good type and balance overall. The wedge has breadth with moderately large, well feathered ears set high on the head. Very slight dip to the profile and good chin. Large eyes of oval shape that were very expressive. Light amber tone with pink rims. Body maturing well, he had excellent muscle tone. Well boned legs of medium length with rounded, Ruff developing. Chalk white, he was beautifully presented. Bright auburn head markings and fully coloured tail. Excellent condition and temperament.
BENGAL BROWN SPOTTED ADULT, MALE
CNH MORELAND’S STARWINDS NOIR-DIAMOND, 76 30, M, 6.6.2007This male looked good but there was no way whatsoever he could be handled. Beautiful rosettes. I thought the tail looked long and fine.
1 CC BROWN’S JENALL TIGERS EYES, 76 30, M, 6.1.2007Although this male was somewhat intimidated by his neighbour he was able to be handled even though he was nervous. The head appeared slightly large in relation to the body. The medium wedge had reasonable breadth with rounded contours. High cheekbones. Medium ears, wide at the bast and set well to follow the contours of the face. They pointed forward in profile. Slight concave curve to the nose at the bridge. It was broad with a slightly puffy leather. Broad muzzle and prounounced whisker pads. Good chin and level bite. The eyes were oval shaped and set at a slight slant. Long and sleek he is beginning to mature. Medium length legs and round paws. Medium tail that was a little fine. Good spotted pattern with clear contrast to the ground colour. He had glitter. Excellent condition and it was a pleasure to handle him.
BENGAL BROWN SPOTTED ADULT, FEMALE
CNH BUCKLEY’S SPOTTICATZ DOT COM, 76 30, F, 25.2.2007.Another very vocal Bengal who was unable to be handled for judging and who was prepared to scream the place down if I tried. She was a very bright colour with almost red spotting. I found her colouring of some concern as the SOP calls for markings that are “black or various shades of brown”.
1 CC FERGUSON’S RISINSTAR AMBER, 76 30, F, 28.9.2007This female handled well and I was able to assess her type, bite and pattern easily. She was of good type and balance overall with a pleasing moderate wedge and well set ears. She had expressive eyes of oval shape with a slightly oblique slant. Very good profile and a strong muzzle. Lithe, sleek body with good legs and tail. Short coat that was very fine and soft. The colour could have been warmer but the pattern was good. Excellent condition and temperament.
EGYPTIAN MAU ADULT, MALEI had HIGGINS & KENNEDY’S CH ADFURSH SOHBEK AND CH STARRSAILOR RA HARAKHET to consider for BOB. I preferred the type and expression of Sohbek and he also had the paler silver ground referred to in the SOP. They were beaten for the award by the beautiful Mwsheri, Harakhet’s mother.
EGYPTIAN MAU ADULT, FEMALE
BOB HIGGINS & KENNEDY’S GR CH ADCINSH SOBEKHOTEP MWSHERI, 78 30S, F, 2.12.2004A stunning example of and ambassador for the Egyptian Mau breed, I was delighted to award her the Best of Breed. I also considered KNIGHT’S CH OITAMONSOON TALIAH, 78 30S, F, 27.2.2006. She was another very attractive Mau illustrating the high quality found on the show bench at present. She was unlucky to compete with such a star performer!
1 CC ECCLES’ NEWKINGDOM KAMILAH, 78 30S, F, 6.12.2004A very attractive and elegant female with excellent type and style. Slightly rounded wedge of medium length. Her ears were broad at the base and fairly pointed. They were set well back on the head and followed the lines of the head. Level brow and a nose of uniform width to give that typical expression. The eyes were large, rounded almond in shape, a clear gooseberry green and very expressive. Gentle contour to the profile. Rounded muzzle and good chin. Medium length to the body, she was well muscled but graceful with a lovely firm feel to her. Slender legs of medium boning and neat rounded paws. The tail balanced well, it tapered to a rounded tip. Excellent coat quality, it was of medium length, close-lying but resilient in texture. Excellent clean, pale silver ground with charcoal markings that were well defined. Very attractive facials and the spots were well separated. Excellent condition and delightful temperament.
BENGAL BROWN SPOTTED KITTEN
CNH BUCKLEY’S AFFECTIONATE SPOTTICATZ BO, 76 30, F, 5.3.2008Unfortunate name, she flew at me as I tried to open the pen door. She was also very vocal and intimidated her neighbours.
1 + BOB CARR-DAVIDSON’S FOXHOLM PAPRIKA, 76 30, F, 22.4.2008This kitten was feisty, but she was affected by the behaviour of her neighbour. We were able to take her from the pen and assess her potential as well as her bite. Very attractive baby who has promise. Very good head type with ears that were small and well set. The muzzle had breadth and she had a very good nose and profile. Expressive eyes of oval shape with a slanting set. Level bite and good chin. Sleek, lithe, muscular body with very good legs and tail. Very rich colour with markings developing. She had some rosettes and very good glitter. Excellent condition and I was impressed by her temperament in view of the provocation given.
EGYPTIAN MAU NEUTER
BOB ECCLES’ GR PR NEWKINGDOM QETESH, 78 30S, FN, 5.7.2003
AOC TORTOISESHELL BURMESE ADULT
BOB CAMPBELL’S GR CH PAPAGENA QUEENSHBA, 27H, F, 17.5.2001A wonderful chocolate tortie who was everything I love about Burmese! She has excellent type, a wonderful expression and that supreme confidence that demanded she was given the Best of Breed! Shown in superb condition, she had excellent coat quality, it was short, fine, glossy and really close-lying. A worthy winner in tough competition. I also considered TEGG’S GR CH BLOOMERS BARONESS BELCHAMP, 27J, F, 17.6.2006 – Another beauty with the type and style her title suggests – very unlucky to meet the winner.
1 CC BARRETT’S PULSARS MIGNONNE MARBRE, 27J, F, 26.3.2007A young female who was very attractive and well balanced. Excellent head that was in proportion. It formed a short wedge with width at the cheeks and a blunt finish to the muzzle. Medium ears that were set well apart. They were broad at the base, rounded at the tips and continued the lines of the upper part of the face. The top of the head was gently rounded, as was the brow when viewed in profile. There was a distinct nose break and the nose was straight. Good chin and level bite. Excellent eyes, they were large, lustrous and very expressive. Slightly wicked look that was so appealing! Medium body that was firm and muscular. Rounded chest and straight back. The legs were slender with neat oval paws. Tail was moderately thick at the base and tapered to a rounded tip. It balanced well. Superb coat quality, it was really short, fine, close-lying and glossy. Very attractive lilac broken with shades of cream. Excellent temperament and shown in excellent condition.
RED POINT SIAMESE ADULT
BOB MULLEN’S GR CH JOHPAS RED RUUDI, 32A, M, 6.10.2005This boy was rather feisty and “on his toes” by the time we reached him but we were able to take him out and judge him although we treated him with respect! He is masculine, typy and strong with a proud expression and a strong head. I was very happy to give him Best of Breed.
AC BRITISH BREEDERS ADULT, MALE
1 OLIVER’S KATHOONA KING BEE, 16, M, 20.11.2007A young British Blue with so much promise and potential. He was just nine months but was compact and cobby, well grown for his age and very confident too. The skull was broad with a round face and full cheeks. Neat little ears were set well apart in the contours of the head. Short, broad nose and good chin. Large eyes, well opened and round, they were a gorgeous copper colour and very expressive. Excellent body, legs and tail for his age. The coat was short, dense and crisp. Even, medium blue that was sound. Excellent condition and temperament.
2 HOLDEN’S CH OSOCOZI ALBIE DELVES, 40 13, M, 23.4.2007Another promising youngster of very good type and balance. Cobby and compact with solid muscle and very good boning. Broad head and round face with full cheeks. Neat ears that were set well apart in the rounded contours of the head. Large eyes, set well apart, round and well opened. Definite though pale blue. Good chin and level bite. Very good body, legs and tail. Reasonable short coat that was dense and crisp. Excellent chocolate tabby points that were well defined. Ivory body. Excellent temperament and condition.
3 LEE’S SODACHICATS STORMEN NORMAN, 16, M, 11.4.2007A big, handsome blue of good type with excellent eyes for shape, colour and expression. He was cobby and compact with very good boning. Short, dense coat of medium blue but I had to penalise him because it was soft to the touch. Excellent condition and temperament.
AC BRITISH BREEDERS ADULT, FEMALE
1 WRIGHT’S GR CH BERGORS BLAISE, 28, F, 8.2.2006I just loved this female, she was so beautiful, of excellent type and she knew it! Excellent type, style and balance. She was solid, cobby and compact with an excellent head and beautiful face with gorgeous eyes. Excellent coat, it was short, dense, crisp and a very well broken blue-cream. She just exuded British Shorthair! She was a minx, but I know perfectly well that dilute torties are just as naughty!!!!
2 OLIVER’S KATHOONA COCKTAIL, 15, F, 7.6.2007Another British beauty with excellent type and conformation. Excellent head with gorgeous copper eyes. Cobby and compact, she stood low with a solid, muscular feel to her. Excellent legs and tail. Short, dense coat with lovely texture. It was dense, jet black and virtually sound. Very promising and unlucky to meet the winner – I would have liked to award joint first!
3 GRISS’S GRISELIAN DROPDEADGORGEOUS, 30, F, 16.10.2007A very pretty female looking good for 10 months. Balanced head with rounded contours. The ears were marginally prominent. Round face and full cheeks. Short, broad nose and reasonable chin. Level bite. Very good body, legs and tail. Well spotted and all markings were clearly defined. I felt the ground colour was a little cool but the hall lighting did not help with this.
4 SIMPSON’S ALTHALUS MANDALAY, 40 9, F, 23.11.2007