The Aristocats Cat Club
Welcome to the Aristocats, a UK all-breed cat club affiliated to FIFe, with members all over the UK. We are full members of Felis Britannica, the UK representative of FIFe, and as such can perform all the administrative functions required by our members, eg cat registration, litter registration, title validations, etc.
We hope you will enjoy looking round the site and if you like what you see and agree with our objectives, you'd be welcome to join us!
The Aristocats Club Committee
"Even a cat is a lion in her own lair." Indian proverb
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCENT: the changeover of webmaster is now in progress and no further updates will be made to this website until Zena is up and running as the new webmaster. Breeders can of course continued to send in changes to the kitten and breeders lists, but these should now go to Zena and will not appear until she is happy to begin ongoing site maintenance.
The main news for this update is that the webmaster for the site is changing; Beryl is retiring as webmaster (but still on the committee) and the new webmaster is Zena Carriedo (Zena Doane that was); she breeds siberians/neva masquerades under the prefix 'Koska Forest' and can be contacted here.
The biggest change otherwise is that all the winners galleries have finally been created and filled in for the last couple of years' worth of Aristocats shows! The results for all these shows are also linked in, along with their winners' galleries, on the Show info page.
Calling all Members!
We now have several pages where we invite members to either make contributions, or just send in details of their cats that have successes of one sort or another, so if you are a member and have entries for any of the following, please do tell us about it/them and see your cat's name up in lights! ... well, in coloured fonts, anyway!
Roll of honour
- cats that win top titles (SC, SP, DM, DSM, DVM, JW,
NW, or WW)
And, of course, to all our breeder members - make sure you are listed on
Once again, apologies for the delay since the last major update - but there is plenty for you to read now!
We have a new profile, of Maureen & Charlotte Murrish of Doubloon British Shorthairs (and many apologies to them that it took so long to get it up here - they supplied it in plenty of time for the June update, but unfortunately that didn't happen)
... it's also on the news page!
We have a new Winners Gallery - for the Aristocats show at Deeping in June 2011.
And we even have the results of the FB Points Awards 2010 at last, as well!
Just a minor update this month ...
... some new kittens on the kittenlist ...
... a couple of showbrags ...
... a bit of news on the news page ...
... and, of course, a profile for you to read - Frank & Karin Mandix of Mandix Ocicats are the owners of the cat that went Overall Best of the Best at the recent Aristocats Show! Read all about them on the profiles page!
Calling all Members!
We now have several pages where we invite members to either make contributions, or just send in details of their cats that have successes of one sort or another, so if you are a member and have entries for any of the following, please do tell me about it/them and see your cat's name up in lights! ... well, in coloured fonts, anyway!
Roll of honour
- cats that win top titles (EC/SC, EP/SP, DM, DSM, DVM, WW or JW)
And, of course, to all our breeder members - make sure you are listed on
A new profile for you to read - you can meet Jen Maskell of Kelferron Maine Coons on the profiles page!
A new winners gallery is up, too - for the show in Ware at the beginning of March! Needless to say, the full results are not yet available, but by dint of getting someone to note down the BIS results as they happened for me, and using my own camera to fill the (remarkably few, this time!) holes where Bob Fox couldn't help, I've made sure we've got the 'Best In Show' pics up already! Check out the winners' galleries here!
The schedule for the next Aristocats show, in Market Deeping, is now up on the Show Info page - hopefully see you all there!
So sorry - again it's been several months since the last full update (although the kittenlist and breederslist have been updated slightly more frequently). I think I've put up everything I've been sent now, but if I've missed anything, please do send it again, and I'll sort it out.
And additionally, my sincere apologies to Shirley Watkinson - I honestly thought her profile was up on the site and have only just realised that it isn't! So, this time, Shirley Watkinson of Leirum Ragdolls is now our new profile - check it out, it really is this time!
Also, we now have ALL the Aristicats show info for 2010 - show results for both Tidworth and Lutterworth are there, and winners' galleries for both of them, both days. There are a few photos missing for Lutterworth - since I wasn't there if the owners didn't get Bob to take their pictures (and I haven't been able to find one) they aren't there. If you can provide pics for any of the missing cats, please, please send them to me!
First, congratulations to the webmasters of the FB site for managing to put up at least a basic list of the category winners in the FB Points Awards - and we now know the main winners! So - check out our FB Points Awards page for details of those Aristocats members' cats that were winners (including the overall winner, of course!).
Since Shirley Watkinson of Leirum Ragdolls is the proud breeder and owner of Leirum Morganite, the Overall Winner in the 2009 FB Points Awards, it seemed fitting to ask her to be the featured breeder this month - so please check out the Profiles page to read all about her and her cats!
Also, the winners' gallery for day one of Tidworth - only because Caroline Tipper very kindly took note of the BIS results as they happened and gave them to me! Unfortunately she wasn't there on the Sunday afternoon and I haven't been able to get them from anyone else, so that one will have to wait until the official results are posted (whenever that is).
We have a profile, for the first time for a while! This month's featured breeder is novice Charlotte Harrison, of Adkelekatts Norwegian Forest Cats - read all about her and her cats on the Profiles page!
Since the last update I have discovered that the official FB Points Awards database was one of those damaged in a recent hack of the FB website, making it almost impossible to get the full results for 2009/10. I can therefore only ask you all to tell me if your cat was placed in his/her category, and send me details, please - it looks like we're not going to find out any other way for some time, if ever! However, you can check out our Points Awards page now to see the very beautiful overall winner!
This is also mentioned on the news page - it definitely being news, albeit a bit late!
I strongly suspect that the results for Tidworth this year will have been caught up in the same problem (although it took nearly a year to get last year's, and they didn't have that excuse then ...!). However, I do now have the results for Lutterworth this year, so I shall start putting the winners' galleries together for that very soon - if you know your cat won a BIS there and you didn't have a photo done by Bob Fox, please send me a pic I can use instead!
I'm afraid the roll of honour is still outstanding, and the show brags - but they are definitely in the pipeline along with the winners galleries for this year, so if one of your cats has recently achieved a BIS, SC/SP or one of the special titles, please send me details and it will go in next month's update! Promise!
Hope you're sitting down, because (surprise, surprise!) WE HAVE AN UPDATE!! I know, it's not funny really, and I'm sorry it's been so long - things have got on top of me a bit recently. We're not completely up-to-date now, either, I still have a few more bits to do (roll of honour, Market Harborough and Tidworth 2010 (need some results for both of those)), but we do have the following:
Kitten list is now up to date (and has been for a couple of weeks) - please check your listing, and if you have any more to be added (or if there are any to be removed), please let me know!
Breederlist is also up to date; new members, if you're not on yet, please let me have your details to be added!
More great news - a new record has been set by a cat belonging to an Aristocats' member - see the news page for details!
Breeders Profiles - we don't have a new one yet, but if you are a member and interested in doing one, please go to Profiles Details and pick up the list of information we need, then send it in - I'd be delighted to include it!
FB Points Awards - anyone who has a cat listed in these, please do let me know and send a picture! I know the overall winner is an Aristocats member and will be putting him on but he's a bit lonely at the moment - there must be more out there!
Good news or bad news first?!! Well, bad news is that the person who was doing the profile for this month was unable to get it done in time, so there's no profile - sorry about that!
However, on the good side - the winners galleries are up (finally!) for the Tidworth show last June! Check out the winners galleries page to see them!
We have several new entries on the roll of honour, too - but very few kittens, so if you have some available do please let me know
And this month, everything comes at once! To start with, a new profile, of May Ellis of Mazpahs Siamese, Oriental Shorthairs & Bicolours (Seychellois) - read all about her on the profiles page!
Finally, we have the results of the Tidworth show last June! Check out the show info page for the full results, and hopefully I'll have the pictures on the Winners Gallery set up for next month's update!
Talking of shows, the schedules, entry forms and summary sheets for both the planned Aristocats shows this year are now on the show info page - Market Harborough in March and Tidworth in June.
Happy New Year, everyone!!
The quietest month we've ever had, I think - no new profile (no-one had time to sit down and write one!), still no Tidworth results - sigh; no show brags (although there must be some - come on, people, tell me about them!!), and very little change on the kitten list ...
Oh well, nice easy update for me!!
This month's profile is on Val Davidson of Riverfern Abyssinians - check out the profiles page to find out all about her!
Still no Tidworth results - sigh ...
Finally, this month's profile is of Ali Ross of Norskwood Norwegian Forest Cats! Sorry, Ali, for making you wait so long, hope it's worth it! Check out the profiles page for details.
Still no Tidworth results - not even the winners' galleries - again, next month maybe ...
I haven't included a profile this month, because I'm doing it so late it wouldn't be fair to the breeder being profiled, they'd only get a week on the main page - so I'll put it in next week with the new update!
Still no Tidworth results - not even the winners' galleries yet (and this isn't my fault, unlike the late updates!). Again, next month maybe ...
There are some updates elsewhere, however, and of course lots of kittens available on the kitten list!
Back to normal, hopefully! The profile this month is of Sara Assinder of Celticoon Maine Coons and as usual you can read all about her and her cats on the profiles page.
Still no Tidworth results - not even the winners' galleries yet! Again, next month ...
We have, however, got more new entries on the Show Brags page ...
... and again, I hope all you breeders are now making good use of our free club membership offer - it's a great benefit for you, your new owners and us (the club) and doesn't cost you or your new owners a penny! Do check it out, please!
Yes, it's the British summer holiday month - and what with vacations and school holidays, I'm afraid there isn't a profile this month - I couldn't get anyone to hold still long enough to write one! Hopefully be back to normal next month.
Also, for some reason the Tidworth results are still not available - I haven't even been able to get the BIS results so we haven't even got the winners' galleries yet! Again, next month ...
We have, however, got some new entries on the Show Brags page ...
... and I hope all you breeders are now making good use of our membership offer - it's a great benefit for you, your new owners and us (the club) and doesn't cost you or your new owners a penny! Do check it out, please!
Sorry about the missing June update - hopefully this one will make up for it, though! Also apologies to all those who have sent in contributions and had to wait so long to see them online, especially Tricia ...!
This month's featured breeder profile is Tricia Bristow of Gossamyst Australian Mists - you can find out all about her and her cats on the Breeders Profiles page! With apologies for making her wait, since she was supposed to have been up last month!
Fabulous news for all Aristocats breeder members - a great new benefit you can give to all your kitten buyers, without costing you (or them) a penny! Check it out here!
Finally, we have the full results of the Market Harborough show to release - check them out here! Hopefully, the Tidworth show results will follow soon (and a bit more quickly!) - the winners galleries at least should be here next month.
We've got two new and relatively rare titles on the Roll of Honour page ...
... and the Show Brags page is proving pretty popular, too - we have several more new entries on there!
Sorry, no update this month - it fell through the cracks somewhere along the line! Many apologies!
This month's featured breeder profile is Ross Davies of Burnthwaites Siamese, Orientals & Seychellois - check him and his cats out on the Breeders Profiles page!
We still don't have the full results of the Market Harborough show to release, but being pretty sure of the BIS winners we have got the Winners Galleries for you - check them out starting on the Show Galleries page!
We have two new titles on the Roll of Honour page, and rather unusual ones, at that!
There are several new entries on the Show Brags page, too!
The reason for the delay to the monthly update was that I was hoping to be able to include the results of the Aristocats show at Market Harborough, but unfortunately I haven't been able to get so much as an answer to my messages, let alone the requested results. I presume there must be a problem but I can't say what since I haven't the faintest idea! I will of course include them next month, instead (assuming they're available by then!).
Have a look at our featured breeder profile for this month on the breeders' profiles page - Eric and Margaret Moss of Wattswoodkats Maine Coons, owners and breeders of one of the top winners in the Felis Brtitannica Points Awards 2008.
And talking about the points awards, check out the Aristocats winners of these (that we know about), on our FB Points Awards page!
The News page has been updated ...
... we also have new entries on the Roll of Honour page ...
... and there are several on the Show Brags page, too!
This month's featured breeder profile is Denise Burn of Sapphirensteel Siberians, whose heartwarming story about her girl Annie is featured on the members page - check her and her cats out on the Breeders Profiles page!
There are some more new entries on the show brags page, too ...
Otherwise it's been a pretty quiet month!
This month's featured breeder profile is Helen Dunn & Brenda Evans of Elmcoon Maine Coons - check them out on the Breeders Profiles page!
Then there are some new entries on the show brags page - and ...
For anyone who hasn't seen it yet, the invitation to the FB Points Awards Dinner is available on our news page, too - get your request in soon if you want to go!
Details of our 2009 shows are now available on the show info page, including the schedules and entry forms - make sure you get your entries in well in time, the first is less than three months away!!
There's a new addition on the show info page, too - a summary sheet that both you and the entry clerk can use to check you've put everything in and paid the right fee! Check it out!
This month's featured breeder is Linda Varney, who not only breeds British Shorthairs under the Pawsawyle name but has a boarding cattery and rescue centre, too - you can find out all about her and her several hundred cats and other animals on the Breeders Profiles page!
This month's featured breeder is Nicky Goulter of Shadycombe Siamese, Turkish Vans and Maine Coons - you can find out all about her and her cats on the Breeders Profiles page.
And there's a quick comment on the News page, which you probably know already, but if anyone can supply the requested details I'd be grateful!
This month's featured breeder is Lynne Geary of Lyndongraey Maine Coons & Siberians - and you can read all about her and her cats on the Breeders Profiles page!
We also have a new entry on the roll of honour - not a new title, but one that's only just been brought to our attention! Check out the Roll of Honour page for details!
Due to a technical hitch the person who we intended to be this month's featured breeder is now going to be a future month's feature - and since I didn't realise this was going to happen until the very last minute, I had to fall back on my emergency profile - of me! So - this month's featured breeder is Beryl McMillan of Jehozacat Maine Coons - and you can read all about me and my cats on the Breeders Profiles page!
Otherwise a very quiet month - a bit of news about changes in qualifying for the Winners Show on the News page, and that's about it, I think!
A couple of new entries on the Roll of Honour this month - one of them a relatively rare achievement (and by a very popular cat!)! Go check them out on the Roll of Honour page!
I'll give you a clue - Lynne Geary's 'Siberian Story' on the Members' stories page has also been updated!
We also have quite a few more BIS-winning cats on the Show Brags page - some new, some not so new; do have a peruse!
This month's featured breeder is Ash Molloy of Puddha's Palace Orientals & Seychellois - you can find out all about her and her cats on the Breeders Profiles page.
Remember the heartrending story of Annie the Siberian, on the Members' stories page? Well, there's an update on there now - do go and have a look, it's good news, honestly!
Our profile this month is on Anne Cullen and her Bhanacoyne Maine Coons - check them out on the Breeders Profiles page.
Apologies having been made re the Market Harborough results, they are now back on the show information page - and have been joined by the results of the Newbury show. Also apologies to Laura Smith, owner of the lovely Sphynx kitten Baldesque Just a Gigolo, for the fact that we failed to list him as Best in Category III on the Sunday at Market Harborough! This has now been corrected.
The Newbury Winners Gallery has had to be compiled from a combination of previous pictures of the cats by Bob Fox and photos taken by me during the BIS lineup, since Bob was unfortunately not able to attend the show at all. This makes it perhaps more susceptible than usual to possible errors in matching pics to cats, so if you spot a pic that's not the cat it says it is, please do let me know immediately!
Our profile this month is on Jan Fagg and her Amilynd Devon Rex & Selkirk Rex - check them out on the Breeders Profiles page.
Apologies re the results of the Market Harborough show - they were briefly available here, but FB requested they were removed while some queries were sorted. However, as soon as we're given the go ahead to display them they'll be back up here
The new Show Brags page is now up and running - do you have a cat that has won BIS/BOX at a FIFe show? Tell us about it, send us a pic (preferably one of the end of show pics Bob Fox does, with the cat and his/her prizes!) and we'll put them in!
We have a new, and very moving, story on the members' stories page; Denise Burn of Sapphirensteel Siberians tells us all about the recent traumatic events in her cat Annie's life.
This month's featured breeder is Margaret McCrirrick of Cathmawr Maine Coons, and a committee member of Aristocats - you can find out all about her and her cats on the Breeders Profiles page.
There's an update to the news release about the FB Points Awards Winners on the News page - don't get too excited, like everyone else we're still waiting for the full list of winners, but we *do* have the other major winners listed along with the Overall Winner, the gorgeous Taurus Goloubchik.
And following on from that, we have a new page on the site - dedicated to honouring those Aristocats' members' cats that are winners in the FB Points Awards - they don't have to be the top ones, but if your cat has made it into the top ten in any of the various categories/groups (and you know about it yet!), then please do tell me about it, with a pic, and we'll put your cat up too! This includes the previous years, too - I'll happily add sections for them if members would like to see their cats on there!
Sheila Beevers of Topmarx British Shorthairs is our featured breeder this month - you can find out all about her and her cats on the Breeders Profiles page.
Also, our Apr07 profile on Jane Lord at Jamcusa has been updated.
Check out the News page - we don't have full details of the results of the 2007 Annual Points Awards yet, but we do know that, the Overall Winner is ... well, you'll just have to go to the News page and see, won't you?! Needless to say, if you are the proud owner of a winner in any of the categories, please do tell me about it - we'll be happy to include your cat, too!
We've a new story on the Member's Stories page, too - all about Vassiliy the Siberian, and how he came to be here in England. Don't forget, if you've got a special story to tell, about a special day, a special cat or just something you want to tell us, do tell me about it and I'll put it in!
Our featured breeder this month is Aristocats very own committee member and Show Manager, John Cunningham of Pr-n-Kmt Abyssinians - read all about him and his cats on the Breeders Profiles page.
We have two new EPs on the Roll of Honour page - not newly gained, but only just included! They both belong to member Lynne Geary of Lyndongraey - congratulations on your lovely cats, Lynne!
Yet another Aristocats Guide is released this month; number three, on FIFe Titles & Awards. You'll find it on the Guides page with the others; hope it's useful!
Suzy Slade of Brilthor Maine Coons is our featured breeder this month - you can find out all about her and her cats on the Breeders Profiles page.
The next Aristocats Guide is now available - number four, on The EMS Codes. You'll find it on the Guides page; hope it's useful!
Our featured breeders this month are Graham & Sandie Taberer of Sicorn Cornish Rex, British Shorthairs and Siamese - read all about them and their cats on the Breeders Profiles page.
Please check out the schedule and new entry form for the Market Harborough show next Spring, available from the Show Information page! There are going to be lots of side classes, with cash prizes for those with enough entries (up to £600 in total!) - so don't forget to enter as many as you can along with your main entry! Details on the schedule and on our News page.
We've a new story on the Member's Stories page - a lovely show report by Margo the Ragdoll, I'm sure you'll love it as I did (and she certainly deserves to be proud of herself, too)! Don't forget, if you've got a special story to tell, about a special day, a special cat or just something you want to tell us, do tell me about it and I'll put it in!
Our featured breeder this month is a new breeder, Julie Stanton of Rustiblu Birmans & Maine Coons - read all about her and her cats on the Breeders Profiles page.
We're still waiting for the next Newest Honouree on the Roll of Honour - I'm still hopeful of getting the details of our less common one, but if any member has a new European Champion or European Premier (or DSM, DM, WW or JW!!) please do tell me about it - with date of attainment and a picture, of course!
We have a new page on the site - The FIFe Show Diary! As many details of the next couple of years' shows as are known at this time, including which judges will be there and links to the clubs' sites for further information. Update, May 2008: unfortunately it proved too difficult to keep this page up to date, so rather than have an out-of-date page on the site we've had to remove it entirely.
Anita Price of NoCoatOn Sphynx is our featured breeder this month - read all about her and her cats at Breeders Profiles.
Yet another new top title for an Aristocat cat this month - and one that doesn't happen very often, too! Unfortunately I didn't get the final details through in time for this update, but watch this space (on the Roll of Honour page) and as soon as I do get the information, I'll put it up!
You should have seen the invite to the annual Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony that Eddie emailed out a couple of days ago, but if not, there's a copy on the News page - better get your request in quick if you want to go!
The Aristocats Guides are here! Or at least, the first one is, on the FIFe show day - more will follow. Check out Our Guides for more information.
Our featured breeder this month is Marianne Upham of Yenicizgi Turkish Vans, White Turkish Vans (Vankedisi) and Turkish Angoras - check out her profile at Breeders Profiles.
The Aristocats cats had a wonderful time at the Garden of England Show in Swanley on 20/21 October - no less than FOUR were made up to EC/EP (that I know of - have we missed any? Do tell us if so!) - check out the Roll of Honour page for details. And one is particularly special - I'm told that EP Sicorn Red Robin is the first Cornish Rex to make European Premier - so special congratulations to Graham & Sandie!!
We've had a slight rearrangement of the breeders' profiles generally - now, if you click on the icon next to a name on the Breeders' List, you'll be taken straight to that profile, not just to the profiles page.
Our featured breeder this month is Mary-Rose Douglas of Vieuxtemps Norwegian Forest Cats - check out her profile at Breeders Profiles.
The initial Winners List is out! If your cat has qualified for the Winners' Show this year (s)he should be on it - check out the News page for details.
Also on the News page, a new newsletter.
Don't forget to check out our Breeders Profiles - our featured breeder this month is Mary Stuart of Rumtumtugger Maine Coons & Australian Mists.
You've all replied to the club's email about shows and what to do to improve matters, yes? If not, please do so as soon as possible - it's important to all of us! If you didn't receive it, drop Eddie a note and I'm sure he'll be happy to resend you a another copy!
Our featured breeder this month is Tracey-Jane Rigler of Pas de Chat Ragdolls - see Breeders Profiles.
Sylvia Hauser of Sharue Siamese and Seychellois is our July featured breeder - see Breeders Profiles.
We have a new distinguished cat on the Roll of Honour page - and she got both the DSM and EP titles at recent shows!
This month's June profile is on "our beloved leaders", Eddie & Rose Kitching of Rozeecoonz Maine Coons (and soon Australian Mists!) - see Breeders Profiles.
There has been another judge change for the June show in Thornbury, due to circumstances beyond anyone's control - check out the note on the Show Information page.
At the FIFe General Assembly in May there were quite a few proposals that were accepted, including two major changes that are detailed on the News page.
The profile for May is about Ron & Jean Brown of Lunaris Maine Coons - see Breeders Profiles.
There have been some judge changes for the June show in Thornbury - check out the new schedule.
The new rule that covers changing your FIFe club requires that the moving person fills out a new form - you'll find it in Useful Forms.
Check out April's profile - we 'talk' with Lea Pawley of Athenais Burmillas & Burmese (see Breeders Profiles)
March's profile is on Jane Lord of Jamcusa Maine Coons (and Ozinuk Australian Mists) - see Breeders Profiles to read all about it.