EDINBURGH & EAST OF SCOTLAND CAT CLUB - 23.7.2011 - MRS ANNE GREGORY
A very busy show and a very warm day but I really enjoyed the show and thank Isabel and her team for the
invitation and warm hospitality. I was pleased to have Margaret Carmichael as my steward and thank her
for her hard work and good company.
AV FOREIGN GRAND PREMIER, MALE
1 IGP HETTMANN'S GRAND PREMIER DUSHENKA STANISLAV, 16a, MN, 18.10.2004
A handsome Russian beautifully presented and with excellent type and style. He had a short wedge with
good balance. His ears were large, pointed and set vertically. His eyes were a bright green, set well apart
and almond shaped. He had a good angle and the chin was strong. He had prominent whisker pads which
gave a good “finish” to the wedge. He had a firm, muscular but elegant body with long legs and oval paws.
The tail was in proportion and a good length to balance. His coat was short and dense with a good
undercoat for the season. It was an attractive medium blue with a distinct silver sheen. It was soft and
plush. He had a delightful, gentle temperament and was well worthy of this high award.
RES: COULTER'S GRAND PREMIER JACOU TRIBAL HUNTER, 76 30, MN, 21.3.2006
A relaxed, friendly cat of excellent type and balance; he had a broad wedge of medium length with
beautiful eyes that were almost round and set on a slight slant. They were really expressive. He had a
gentle curve to the forehead and a slight dip to the profile with a broad nose and puffed leather. He had a
good broad muzzle and strong chin. His ears were of medium size and set well to continue the lines of the
upper part of the face. His body was long, sleek, firm and muscular with strong legs and large, rounded
paws. The tail was of medium length and reasonably thick with a tapered tip. His coat was reasonably short
and dense with a soft texture. He was a rich colour with a high degree of rufous. His spots and markings
were well defined but there could have been more contrast and this is why he had the reserve rather than
the Imperial. He was in excellent condition.
AV FOREIGN GRAND PREMIER, FEMALE
1 IGP WHITING'S GRAND PREMIER THICKTHORN LOTTIE, 73b, FN, 25.11.2009
A beautiful Ocicat of excellent type and quality she was of medium size, well-muscled and well balanced.
Her head formed a modified wedge that was slightly longer than its width with a broad muzzle. She had
quite large ears that were set at the correct angle; they were rounded at the tips and well apart. Her eyes
were large, almond shaped and very expressive. They were set with a slight slant towards the ears and
were a deep golden tone. She had a long body with good boning and deep in the chest. Her legs were of
medium length and strong with oval paws. Her tail was quite long and in proportion. She had a short, glossy
coat that was close-lying and sleek. She was a very good chocolate with well-defined spotting and facial
markings etc. Her pattern contrasted well with the pale copper agouti ground. She was in excellent
condition and had a confident temperament.
RES: JOHNSON'S IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION & GRAND PREMIER PONTABY FRAGOLA, 23a, FN,
18.8.2005 This female was attractive and well balanced with a moderate wedge and large, well cupped ears
that were set well. Slight indentations formed her pleasing, rounded muzzle. She had a slight break in the
profile and a good chin. Her body was of medium size, firm and muscular with elegant legs and a good tail
to balance. Her coat was short but resilient in texture and had a lovely glossy shine. She had well defined
ticking and markings in chocolate on a rich apricot ground. She was shown in excellent condition and ran
the winner close but did not quite have her confidence and showmanship on the day.
ORIENTAL GRAND PREMIER, MALE
1 IGP DYKES' GRAND PREMIER MAZPAHS REBEL ROY, 48b, MN, 24.6.2009
A really handsome, elegant and balanced Oriental Bi-colour of excellent type and quality; he had a long,
even wedge with the width between his large, pricked ears to balance. His profile was straight and he had a
good chin. His eyes were of oriental shape and set with a lovely green tone to them. He had a long neck and
excellent head carriage. His body was long and muscular with long legs, oval paws and a whip tail. His coat
was of medium length but was close-lying with a healthy gloss. He was a rich, dark chocolate with a good
balance of white. If I were to “nit-pick”, I would like the white to be really crisp around the edges as it
“feathered” a little. He was in excellent condition and was well shown.
PERSIAN TABBY KITTEN
1 + BOB AGULAR'S SOPHANISE COCKNEY REBEL, 8, M, 7.2.2011
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This young lad was just brimming with confidence and thoroughly enjoying his day out at the show! His
head was well rounded and had breadth with neat little ears, well furnished, that were placed well apart.
His eyes were wide open, large and round. They were a deep copper tone with a bold, confident
expression. He had a short, broad nose with a stop and a good chin. The cheeks were full and the muzzle
broad. He was teething. The chin was reasonably good. He had a cobby, muscular body with sturdy legs and
a short, well-furnished tail. His baby coat was a good length, dense and silky. The pattern was well defined
on the face and there was also a clear butterfly on his shoulders. Elsewhere it was diffuse but I gave him the
benefit of the doubt as a kitten. He was shown in excellent condition although he could have had a little
more grooming on his underparts although it was very hot in the hall and that may have made his fur
sweaty. He had a wonderful personality and was a delight!
BLUE POINT BIRMAN ADULT
1 CC/WH LAMB'S INGAMAE SAPPHIRE SPIRIT, 13c2, F, 14.8.2010
A young female who was looking rather small and “kittenish” on the day! Her head had some breadth and
was rounded with a medium nose and a slight dip. She had a slight pinch and her muzzle was snipy. She had
medium ears that were well placed and spaced well apart. Her eyes were beautiful! They were large,
almost round and a deep blue with a soft, gentle expression. She had a medium length body with slightly
fine legs and rounded paws. Her tail was bushy and in proportion. Her coat was a good length and silky. She
had a ruff to frame the face. She had medium blue points that contrasted well with her clear body colour.
Her gloves and gauntlets were immaculate but very uneven. The front left glove flicked. She was well
prepared. She was shown in excellent condition but she does need to mature and I was concerned that her
gloves and gauntlets were asymmetric.
SEAL POINT BIRMAN NEUTER
1 PR + BOB McGOWAN'S DYFRIG TAM O SHANTER, 13c1, MN, 8.7.2010
A large, well boned muscular Birman of good type and overall balance; his head was broad with rounded
contours. The ears were of medium size, rounded at the tips and placed well apart. His eyes were large,
almost round and a clear blue that was rather pale in tone. He had a slight dip in the profile and a good
chin. The cheeks were full and the muzzle well developed. He had a long body that was well muscled and
he had substance. His legs were of medium length and sturdy with short, strong paws. His tail was bushy
and in proportioned. He was well presented with a silky coat that was a good length with a ruff to frame
the face and the fur was slightly curled on his stomach. He was a warm seal with a golden hue to his clear
beige body. The gloves and gauntlets were snowy but the former were scalloped. He was well grown for his
age and was in excellent condition with a good temperament too.
USUAL SOMALI NEUTER
1 PR + BOB SOUTHALL'S GOWLAREN BRACKEN, 63, MN, 26.5.2008
A typical Usual Somali who was a little shy at first but responded well to being told how handsome he was!
His head formed a medium wedge with lovely breadth and gently curving contours. His ears were large,
well cupped and furnished. They were set well apart. His cheeks were rounded and shallow indentations
formed the generous muzzle. In profile there was a slight rise to the forehead, he had a slight nose break
and a good chin. His eyes were large, almond shaped and had an oblique setting. They were a rich amber
tone with a gentle, smiling expression which was enhanced by his full, rounded muzzle. His neck was
elegant. The body was of medium size, firm, lithe and muscular with long legs and oval, tufted paws. His tail
was long and well furnished with a full brush. His coat was soft and fine; it lay flat along the spine and was
of medium length down the sides. He had a pleasing ruff and breeches. He was a beautifully rich golden
brown with well-defined black ticking, clear facials, black heels and a black tip to the tail. He was shown in
sparkling condition and had a wonderful temperament. I was delighted to learn later that this was his third
consecutive Premier Certificate – many congratulations!
BRITISH BLUE-CREAM NEUTER
BOB N/A LECKIE'S GRAND PREMIER KOLINGA LAURA CROFT, 28, FN, 14.8.2009
A cobby, compact female of good type and balance overall, she had a broad head with a round face but
tended to prick her ears which made them appear prominent. She was compact and solid with good boning
and firm muscle tone. Unfortunately her bite was marginally undershot which precluded the BOB award.
RUSSIAN BLUE ADULT MALE
1 CC + BOB FLEMING'S SHOELINA JAZZPA RYSKA, 16a, M, 6.7.2010
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A handsome Russian with that special expression that is unique! His head was well balanced with a short
wedge and large, pointed ears set vertically. The whisker pads were prominent which gave a lovely broad
finish to the head. He had excellent green eyes that were set well apart and of almond shape. In profile he
had an excellent angle and a virtually straight nose. His body was long and elegant with a firm, muscular
feel to it. He had good, moderate boning with long legs and oval paws. The tail was in proportion and
tapered to a rounded tip. He had a summer coat but it was soft and reasonably short. He was a very
attractive medium blue with a silvery sheen. He was shown in excellent condition and had superb
2 FLEMING'S SHOELINA COSSACK PATROL, 16a, M, 6.7.2010
Litter brother to the winner and very similar in type and style; on the day his whisker pads were not so
prominent, giving him a rounded muzzle. He had large ears but did not hold them as high to be in the
vertical position. He was a little finer in style and looked slightly oriental in the body. He did have beautiful
eyes for shape, colour, set and expression. His coat was short, reasonably dense for the season, a medium
blue with a lovely silvery sheen. He was in excellent condition and had a relaxed, friendly temperament.
USUAL ABYSSINIAN ADULT, MALE
BOB DAWSON'S IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION GLENDAVAN RODERICK-JAYNES, 23, M, 18.9.2008
An extremely handsome Abyssinian of outstanding type and style; he has true star quality and shows
himself to perfection! Excellent rich colouring with well-defined ticking and markings!
1 CC THOMSON'S SALADIN STARBUCK, 23, M, 15.10.2009
A handsome male with good type and balance overall; his head formed a medium wedge with gently
rounded contours. His ears were large, well cupped and set wide apart but not low. His eyes were well
spaced, large, almond shaped and very expressive. They were an attractive hazel tone. He had a good
profile showing a slight break and a reasonable depth to the chin. His body was lithe, muscular and stylish
with elegant legs and oval feet. The tail was fairly thick at the base and tapered to a rounded tip. His coat
was short, fine and resilient in texture. He was a rich golden brown in colour made up of well-defined black
ticking and markings on a ruddy orange ground. His facial markings enhanced his type and he had short,
black heels. He was shown in excellent condition and had a calm, confident temperament.
I also considered exhibit 100 for the BOB award but noted a slight bump on the profile and his chin sloped.
He had good type otherwise, was an excellent colour with well-defined ticking and had a superb, confident
BOB DYKES' GRAND CHAMPION INYANGA INSTANT KARMA, 68 43bsq, F, 30.10.2008
I really liked her type and her wicked expression! She was a beautiful female.
1+ CC HAMILTON'S INYANGA MADDALENA, 68 43csq, F, 14.6.2010
A very pretty female of promising type and style; she had a short wedge with width at the cheeks. The top
of her head was gently rounded and her ears were of medium size and spaced well apart to continue the
lines of the upper part of her face. In profile she had a slight nose break and I would like more chin. There
was a blunt finish to the wedge. There was good depth to the skull. Her eyes were large and really
expressive. The top line was slightly curved and slanted towards the nose, the lower line was nicely
rounded. Her eyes were chartreuse in tone. Her body was well balanced and elegant with a firm, muscular
feel. She had a straight back and good depth to the body. Her legs were slender with oval paws. Her tail
balanced well. She had a silky, fine coat that was very pleasing. She was a pleasing lilac silver shaded with
the silvery white base coat evenly shaded. I felt she had promise.
2 McRAE & GABB'S CAGARAN BEANNACHD-FIONN, 68 43fns, F, 19.9.2010
A younger female who seemed to be a baby beside the other two females; she had a short wedge with
reasonable width at the cheeks but the muzzle was a little fine and needs to develop. Her ears were well
set with a slightly rounded top of head. Her eyes were large, of very good shape and size and expressive. In
profile she had a distinct nose break and some depth to the chin. Her body was muscular but elegant and
her legs and tail balanced well. She had a silky coat that is developing still. She had pleasing apricot shading
on a good silvery base. She was feisty but there was no malice and she was shown in excellent condition. I
feel that given a bit of time, she will be a pleasing queen.
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CHOCOLATE ABYSSINIAN NEUTER
1PR+ BOB SMITHERS'ABYCHAT WALNUT WHIP, 23b, FN, 22.5.2006
A lithe, muscular female neuter with a short, resilient coat that really was a rich copper brown made up of a
rich apricot base coat ticked with dark chocolate. She had a moderate wedge with gently rounded
contours. Her ears were large and well cupped. At first they appeared too tall, but when she relaxed it was
clear they were set well apart and followed the lines of the wedge. She had a rounded muzzle. In profile
there was a slight nose break and she had a reasonably firm chin. Her eyes were set well apart; they were
almond shaped and expressive. They had a slightly oblique setting. She had an elegant neck and a lithe,
muscular body with slender legs and oval paws. Her tail was thick at the base and tapered to a rounded tip.
She was well ticked and had well-defined facial markings. A line of dark chocolate extended from the back
of her head, along her spine to the dark chocolate tail tip. She was shown in excellent condition and had a
shy but sweet temperament.
1 PR + BOB PUNTON'S ALNAKEED GALAXY WISH, 84 31f, MN, 24.7.2010
A very handsome and balanced Sphynx who showed himself well as he was so confident and relaxed; he
thoroughly enjoyed being judged and curled his tail around my arm which was endearing! He had a
moderate wedge that was slightly longer than its width with attractive and prominent cheek bones and a
distinct whisker break. The whisker pads were prominent and he had a strong muzzle. There was a flat
plane in front of his large ears which were very well set. His eyes were lemon shaped and very expressive.
They were set at a slight slant and well apart. He had a slight break in the profile and a straight nose. His
chin was reasonable. He had a hard, muscular body with sturdy legs and long toes. The paw pads were
thick. I loved his tail which was long, slender and tapering. He was covered with a fine down and felt warm
and soft. He was in superb condition and was a pleasure to judge.
2 MAIN'S RAMILYPAN KIT, 84 17, MN, 5.8.2010
This Sphynx looked far better out of the pen when he was being judged as he did tend to look slightly long
in the head and his whisker pads were not so prominent giving the impression of a fine muzzle. His profile
was rather straight as I could feel no break, just a little tuft of fur at the bridge of the nose. He had
beautifully expressive eyes which were his best feature. His chin was rather weak. He had a strong, hard,
muscular body with very good legs and an excellent long tail. He was shown in excellent condition and had
a super personality.
1 + BOB WILKIE'S ENIGMATIC THE FULL MONTY, 29, MN, 27.11.2010
An elegant kitten of seven months who was in excellent condition with a wonderfully glossy chestnut coat
that was a rich colour; his wedge was long but I would prefer more width between those large, pricked
ears. He had oriental eyes of a clear green but they were straight set. His profile was virtually straight and
there was depth to the chin. He had an elegant neck. His body was long and muscular with long legs and a
whip tail. He was firm and muscular with a good weight but retaining elegance. The coat was of medium
length and close lying. He was shown in excellent condition and had a good temperament too.
LILAC POINT SIAMESE NEUTER
1 PR + BOB CULUK'S POLLYBEE SNOWLORD, 24c, MN, 2.10.2010
A young male of good type and balance with beautiful lilac points and a clear magnolia tone to his body; his
wedge was balanced with even lines to the muzzle and large, well pricked ears set well apart. He had a
straight profile and a good chin. His eyes were of oriental shape and set but a little pale in tone. He had an
elegant neck and good head carriage. His body was long, firm and muscular with fine legs and tail. His coat
was of medium length but fine and close-lying. He was shown in excellent condition and had a superb
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