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9th International Ragdoll Congress
held at the Garden State Show July 19-20, 2014
(Somerset, New Jersey)

What a wonderful show this was!
It was only the 2nd time that this Congress was held in CFA.
Having attended the one in Denver 4 years ago, we were
very much looking forward to this one.

Final results for Chiffondolls are as follows :

Best of the Best Ragdoll Kitten in Show
Chiffondolls Carlos Santana


Carlos made his grand-daddy proud
Bogart had taken 2nd best ragdoll kitten in show
at the Denver International Ragdoll Congress 4 years ago

Carlos will soon be joining our dear friend Ling of Dolly Pie Ragdolls

*****

2nd Best of the Best Ragdoll Kitten in Show
Chiffdondolls Marquis of LaCatDolls


 (owned and loved by our good friends Jane and Don LaCarte)
Marquis is the littermate brother to Carlos

*****

5th Best of the Best Ragdoll Kitten in Show
Chiffondolls Miss Mathilda

*****

And last, but not least ...
4th Best of the Best Ragdoll in Championship in Show
CH Pagatos Roxie of Chiffondolls

 

GC, RW KizzyKat MacMac of Chiffondolls

*** CFA One-Show Grand Champion ***
Regional Winner with CFA's North Atlantic Region
(9th best AB cat in Championship)
2nd best Ragdoll with CFA (World - National Award)
Best of color (seal point & white) with CFA (National Award)
Best Ragdoll in Championship with RFCI
Best Ragdoll in Championship with Ragdolls of America
Show season 2013-2014

GC Mac

GC, RW KizzyKat MacMac of Chiffondolls

Mac became a Grand Champion May 4-5, 2013 at the Seacoast show held in Concord, NH.
Not only did he go into that show as a first-timer, but he managed
8 finals out of the 10 rings accumulating more than enough points to make
him a CFA Grand Champion at his very first show !!!

He then took us on a ride we were not expecting, nor were we ready for loll.
We decided it would be fun to show him a bit as a Grand Champion and
see where it went ... lo and behold, Mac held first place for the best
ragdoll in the world for the first 10 months of our show season.

He ended up finishing 2nd by only 41 points having scored
nearly 4,500 points during the year.  In CFA you get 1 point for
every cat you beat in each ring at shows.  That means he managed
to beat 4,500 other cats during the year.  This is absolutly amazing to us.

We are beyond proud of our Prince as he also gave Chiffondolls
its very first Regional Winner placing 9th in our region. 

Bravo Mac ... you will always own my heart and have earned
our utmost respect and admiration my sweet boy!  

To the judges that finalled him and believed in him throughout
this whole season, our sincere thanks don't even reflect just
how greatful we are.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Both his breeder Kathleen and us are beyond thrilled with these amazing accomplishments !!!

Congratulations to our sweet sweet boy.

Accepting Mac's awards at the 2014 CFA North Atlantic Awards' Banquet
(pictures by Larry Johnson)

 CFA Grand Champion
Supurrrags Smitten of Chiffondolls

Our big, mooshy and over-the-top friendly girl,
became a CFA Grand Champion at the show held April 11-12, 2014
in Freehold, NJ.  To Grand such a non-traditional kitty with CFA
is no small thing, but to Grand her in only 2 shows and 2 rings,
is nothing short of outstanding.  Smitten is an amazing
example of our wonderful breed and we feel honored that
she bares ''of Chiffondolls''.

Smitten also took 3rd best Ragdoll for CFA's North Atlantic Region
Show season 2013-2014

*** Presenting our Grand Premier ***
GP Chiffondolls Loverboy

Another amazing baby-boy from GC Andrey and CH Bogart!
This boy is huge and tipped the scale at 13 lbs at only 8 months,
but he is as gentle and sweet as you can dream them up.

He made us very proud in becoming a CFA Grand Premier in
only two shows.  He obtained his title at the Garden State Show
held in Somerset, NJ on July 21, 2013
.

He is 6th best Alter with RFCI for the show season 2013-2014

*** The most amazing news ***

CFA Grand Champion Chiffondolls Stardust Magic

Our first home-grown kitty to become a Grand Champion with CFA.

Today, February 17th, 2013 is a Grand day here at Chiffondolls.
Our baby-boy Magic just become a Grand Champion with CFA
at the Kimberton, PA Show.

And he did so in Grand Style taking Best, 2nd Best and 3rd Best
Champion with 3 different
judges in All Breed rings!!!

Not only did he Grand, but he has tones of points to spare.

We are a tad over-the-top thrilled right now ;-))

Congratulations to our sweet sweet boy xxo

*** Proudly Presenting our new Grand Champion ***

GC Supurrrags Santana of Chiffondolls,
our blue mitted babe, became a CFA Grand Champion
September 16, 2012 at the Syracuse, NY Show

Thank you Sue and Bill for letting him be part of our lives
and for breeding such an amazing boy!!!

The Ragdolls come in 3 patterns, and we are proud to say
that Chiffondolls now has a Grand in each of those patterns.
Although we are unsure if we are the first ones to accomplish
this, we are pretty sure there aren't many out there who can claim this.

Proudly presenting our Baby-Grand Champion
GC Lottarags Audrey of Chiffondolls

A special thank you to Len Cuzzupe for these wonderful pictures
of Audrey taken at the Groton, CT  show held Oct 29-30, 2011

Our sweet Audrey became a Grand Champion at the Hammonton, NJ
show held November 5, 2011

Audrey Granded at the age of 8.5 months making her a Baby-Grand!!!

If ever a cat was born to show, it is this sweet baby girl.
She absolutly loves it all, and just purrs all the time.

Audrey is the daughter of :
GC, BW, RW Supurrrags Striper of Lottarags x GC Lottarags Jazz

Awards and rankings for the 2011-2012 show season -

2nd Best of Breed for the North Atlantic Region
Best of Color Class for the North Atlantic Region
Ranks 8th best Ragdoll in Championship internationally

2010 Ragdoll International Congress
Denver, CO (September 25-26)

We were so excited to be attending our very first Ragdoll International Congress.  The whole experience was more than awesome.  Finally meeting some breeders face to face, reuniting with those we already knew and loved, showing side-by-side with the Ragdoll Legend Breeders who came from all over the world for this huge event, was totally out of this world for us.

To add to everything else, our handsome Bogart managed to pull 2nd Best of the Best Ragdoll Kitten in Show!!  We will never ever forget this show.  For a ragdoll breeder (specially a new one ;-)) to enter that show hall was almost magical ... rows and rows of ragdoll show cats lollll  I honestly felt I had died and gone to heaven !!!

We are already making plans to attend the 2012 Ragdoll International Congress which will be held in Lancaster, PA in November.  Their website is already up and running !!!

My husband was unable to attend the Congress with Bogart and me, so my Mom decided to tag along.  I need to give her a huge thank you for all of her support and cheering Bogart.  To have actually have someone there with me sharing all these emotions, made it even more special.  Merci Moman!!

Here are some pictures of Bogart and me at his best ;-).  


Denver, CO Sept 25-26, 2010
Ragdoll International Congress

places 2nd Best of the Best Ragdoll Kitten in show
(35 ragdoll kittens were present)


Receiving Bogart's award
It was presented by Denny Dayton and Wain Pearce themselves!!!
***What an honor and a treat that was***
This is one show we will never ever forget


Being awarded best ragdoll kitten by Wayne Trevathan
Judge Trevathan also awarded Bogart 2nd Best AB Kitten


Being judged by Wain Harding who went on to give him
Best Ragdoll Kitten and 2nd Best AB Kitten

(95 AB kittens were in attendance)

Who is the Ragdoll pictured in this Ottawa Citizen article published in November 2010?


CFA & CCA CH Lottarags Bogart of Chiffondolls
(pictured here at 8 months)

Whippette makes History with CFA

Our Lilac girl is the first-ever Ragdoll ''in the Colorpoint pattern''
to earn the GRAND title with CFA

Chiffondolls proudly presents:

CFA GRAND PREMIER
LIONSROYALE WHIPPETTE DELITE OF CHIFFONDOLLS

She is our very first Grand and she is also the very first kitty from LionsRoyale to Grand!!!  How awsome is that!  Whippette attained the Grand status in Cambridge, Ontario on May 23, 2009.

In May 2008 CFA accepted the mitted and colorpoint patterns in the Ragdoll into Championship.  Even though a few mitted Ragdolls earned the Grand title since then, our sweet Whippette is the very first Ragdoll ''Colorpoint'' to Grand with CFA.  We are so very proud of our sweetie.  We can never thank Blossom Cheverie enough, her breeder, for letting us have this beauty all wrapped up in gorgeous lilac. 

To the judges that finalled her, thank you!!! 

Special thanks go to Judge Walter Hutzler who believed in her from the very first time he layed eyes on her, having finaled her almost every time she found herself on his judging table.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


GPR Whippette being judged by Walter Hutzler in Binghamton, NY April 2009

January 2-3, 2010 Update - Burlington, Vermont
Mr Hutzler does it again as it he calls her back for his All Breed final
giving her 3rd Best Cat in his ring.
Congratulations to our sweet Whippette who also made two other finals
in specialty rings, placing 4th best and 9th best cat.






*** CFA Grand Champion and CFA Grand Premier***

GC, GP MewlanRooge CanCan of Chiffondolls (Candy)
became a Grand Champion June 2nd, 2012 at the Stamford, CT Show

And she also became a 2-show Grand Premier at the Sturbridge, MA
show held August 23-24, 2014.  Thank you Lorraine and Pierre for taking
such wonderful care of our sweet Candy (Poupée)

Picture taken by Len Cuzzupe


Upcoming CFA Shows we are planning on attending
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Show Schedules; the links we use most:

CatShowsUs
CFA North Atlantic Show Schedule
CFA Show Schedule

CCA Show Calendar



 Why Cat Shows are important 

Audrey with Judge Lorraine RivardIf you are serious about breeding pedigreed cats, then you have to be serious about cat shows.  They are about conformation against each breed's standard and about coming as close as you can to producing the perfect kitty as per that standard. 

How the cat shows work - you have 3 divisions: cats, kittens and premiers (altered).  The kitties do not compete one against another within each division ... well, they do, but here's how it goes.  Each breed has a written standard which reflects what the ideal cat should look like.  Each kitty is judged against its own breed's standard and he/she gets points for all their ''good stuff''. Then each judge gets to do their own final and the cats having accumulated the most points with that specific judge will be called back to their final.  It is a pretty simple way of explaining a complex point system, but makes it easier to understand for those who are not familiar with cat shows. 

You can find more detailed information and descriptions on websites such as CFA, CCA and TICA.  For you convenience, we have added them to our links' page.

As show halls are the only place cats really get evaluated, it is the breeders' only true way of knowing if they are on the right track with their breeding program or not.  If only for that, it is a must. 

Kitten mill owners and most backyard breeders will not even consider attending one of these shows or incur the expenses related to them.  These breeders are not serious about the quality of kittens they are producing and will favor profit and mass-production over the welfare of their kitties.  As with most of them, the health of their cats is not their first priority.  Please beware ...

Even though we don't travel to shows every single week-end, we do get around to most of the CFA shows in the New York State and in Canada.  There's a pretty good selection and they can keep you pretty busy.

Shows are not only about titles, points and ribbons; they are also about camaraderie and friendships.  They offer great opportunities to learn from other breeders, and the beauty of it all, you get to show off your babies ;-)!!!

Some kitties are real show-offs and just thrive in this type of ambiance; they like the week-end getaways, are easy-going when it comes to travel, and just love the spotlight and attention they get at shows.  On the other hand, you have other kitties who much prefer the laid-back pampered life at home.  Even though we love to show, we will not show a kitty that doesn't want to be shown and doesn't do well in these settings. 

 

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