*** CFA One-Show Grand Champion ***
GC KizzyKat MacMac of Chiffondolls
Mac became a Grand Champion May 4-5, 2013 at the Seacoast show held in Concord, NH.
Both his breeder Kathleen and us are beyond thrilled with this amazing accomplishment !!!
Congratulations to our sweet sweet boy.
*** Presenting our Grand Premier ***
GP Chiffondolls Loverboy
Another amazing baby-boy from GC Andrey and CH Bogart!
He made us very proud in becoming a CFA Grand Premier in
*** 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.
And he did so in Grand Style taking Best, 2nd Best and 3rd Best
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,
Thank you Sue and Bill for letting him be part of our lives
The Ragdolls come in 3 patterns, and we are proud to say
Proudly presenting our Baby-Grand Champion
A special thank you to Len Cuzzupe for these wonderful pictures
Our sweet Audrey became a Grand Champion at the Hammonton, NJ
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.
Audrey is the daughter of :
Awards and rankings for the 2011-2012 show season -
2nd Best of Breed for the North Atlantic Region
2010 Ragdoll International Congress
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 ;-).
(95 AB kittens were in attendance)
Who is the Ragdoll pictured in this Ottawa Citizen article published in November 2010?
Whippette makes History with CFA
Our Lilac girl is the first-ever Ragdoll ''in the Colorpoint pattern''
Chiffondolls proudly presents:
CFA GRAND PREMIER
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.
January 2-3, 2010 Update - Burlington, Vermont
*** CFA Grand Champion ***
GC MewlanRooge CanCan of Chiffondolls (Candy)
Picture taken by Len Cuzzupe
If 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.