- Well it is not very often that we win Best in
Show, so today was a cloud 9 day. Winter (Sapphirestar Winter's Tale)
won Best in Show Pedigree Pet at the Croyden Cat Club Show today. Such
a lucky girl and I am so proud that the Judges loved her as much as we
08/07/17 - Our first show in 5 months went rather well. We had a
brilliant day at the Kensington Cat Club and Eastern Counties Cat
Society Show at Wood Green. Charlie won Best in Show Household Pet in
the Kensington Show! He was so laid back and took it all in his stride,
looking quiet at home in the winner's show pen. He took home two
enormous rosettes and lots of kisses from Isabel. We were all so proud
to see a Snowshoe in the best in Show pens, albeit a Snowshoe with no
snow. Charlie beat 39 other cats including Olympians.
Hercules had a good day at his first adult show, winning two
certificates and BOBs at only 9 months old. The big boy was very
relaxed and was very tolerating of being handled by 6 judges.
09/05/17 - We're having a blizzard!! Thankfully all our girls have now
safely delivered their kittens. It is peaceful and purry now, but
it is going to be great fun (with a little bit of chaos) in a couple of
01/05/17 - Lady in waiting - Icedmocha Princess is due her kits today!
11.04.17 - Not long now for Elsa! Days away from a flurry of snowkits we hope.
Champion Snowdust Elsa
14.02.17 - So excited to
recieve this from GCCF - our May, Icedmocha Princess is now officially
a Champion! Congratulations to her breeder Mary Brand.
22.10.16 - A lovely day at the
NEC where Bob (Sapphirestar Blizzard) represented the Snowshoe Cat
Society at the Supreme Cat Show. May (Icedmocha Princess) was a star
too, winning 1st and BOB in her kitten class and being drawn 3rd in
Best of variety foreign kitten out of 12 super kittens representing all
the breeds in the Foreign Section.
- So proud of our lovely young blue point Snowshoes.
Kimi and Elsa's Champion titles were confirmed when their certificates
- A sad but happy day. Our lovely Champion Coldenufforsnow
has gone to live the life of
peace and tranquility that she deserves. Thank you to Sue for offering
her the most perfect home. We are sad to see her go, but happy that
Jolly can receive all the attention that she wants.
- I am so proud that Jollity is officially a
Champion! Mollie Southall bred Jollity and (to the best of my
knowledge) she is the only Coldenufforsnow cat to make Champion with
GCCF. Mollie's cats have had great success with TICA and FIFE
her lines appear in every UK Snowshoe's pedigree. Mollie worked so hard
to ensure that the Snowshoe breed attained Championship status with
GCCF. I am so pleased that at least one of Mollie's cats now has a GCCF
- A historic day for the Snowshoes -
was made Best in Show Foreign Neuter at the Supreme Cat Show!! Ruby
beat 17 cats of other breeds to the title. Congratulations to her owner
and Breeder Anne Jones.
happy cats, fingers crossed for kittens in November 2015!
25.08.15 - So proud of my beautiful blue girls. Tundra, Jolly
and Pimms have given birth to their kittens. All are absolute stars and
are loving their babies. Jolly and Pimms even gave birth on the same
evening. Pimms has given birth to our first singleton litter, As both
Pimms and Dad Tally will now retire, we are hoping to keep the little
18.07.15 - A lovely report on Gem at Eastern Counties show
from Mrs Titterington - Gem is very special and he knows it. http://www.gccfcats.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?EntryId=3702&Command=Core_Download&language=en-GB&PortalId=0&TabId=146
04.07.15 - Tundra's kittens have gone to their lovely
forever homes this week, we wish them well but will miss them loads. An
exciting day here as the lovely Elsa has come to join our family from
Snowdust Snowshoes. Thank you to Vanessa for letting us have this
gorgeous little girl. Photos to follow when she is a bit more settled
06.06.15 - History is made - Icegems Blue Steel (Blade) has
become the first Imperial Snowshoe. Congratulations to his owner,
Michael Wrigley and breeder Anne Jones. A super cat and definitely
worthy of the accolade.
- Winter's report
from the Croydon Cat Club show where she won Best in Show is now on the
GCCF website. The Judge called her "absolutely adorable" - I couldn't
agree more! http://www.gccfcats.org/JudgeReports/15reports/croydon15rjames.html
- I am so lucky to
meet so many lovely people through the cats and it is so rewarding when
kitten owners become friends. So I was thrilled to receive
photo of her three handsome boys from my friend. Paint Pot, Bo and
Benjie are all Sapphirestar cats and all are Siamese bloodlines. Bo
(Sapphirestar Mr Bojangles) centre, is pure Siamese, Paint Pot
(Sapphirestar Gold Medal) left, is Siamese x BSH and little
Benjie (Sapphirestar Quaint) right, is Siamese x Snowshoe.
- Sasha and her daughter Winter, they look so
but there is a real family resemblance in this photo. Winter is only 3
months old, so it looks like she is going to be a big girl. I love the
first generation outcrosses, Winter is British Shorthair
x Snowshoe and you can see the hybrid vigour in her size already.
22.01.15 - Gem approves of the new cat tree - he has thoroughly tested
it and is pleased to anounce that it is fit for purpose.
- Just weighed Sasha's kittens, she has done so well as a first time
Mum raising a litter of 5. At 12 weeeks old the smallest is
1.3kg and the biggest (Widget) is 1.5kg. Consistant weight gains and
bright, busy kittens. Sasha is still feeding them but I am so proud
that she has done a great job raising happy, well adjusted kittens.
Sasha taking time out with Gem
21.12.14 - We said a sad goodbye to the lovely George today and wish
him all the best for his new life in Poland.
- 7 weeks old and it's Sasha's kitten's photo shoot - when good kittens
go bad -
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this - To
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29.09.14 - Lovely reports from the BOB show for George, Cairo
and Dancer - http://www.gccfcats.org/JudgeReports/14reports/bobcs14sparkin.html
27.09.14 - Tallulah has gone to her forever home, she is
lucky to go to an experienced Snowshoe family who will love her loads.
Tallulah was so easy and never any trouble she is greatly missed but I
know she will be happy in her new home.
02.09.14 - A big welcome to Destrier Tundra who
has joined us from Kelly in Plymouth. I already adore her and think she
is one of the best type Snowshoe females I have seen in a while. Tundra
brings a fantastic pedigree from imported and exported lines and I have
no doubt that her kittens will be very exciting.
- So pleased to welcome Icedmocha Spirit - a super
generation seal point Snowshoe girl. Spirit has settled in really well
here and is playing with the other kittens like she's one of them.
Spirit has a real look of her Dad (Sapphirestar Futuristic) at
same age and has fantastic blue eyes.
Tundra exploring the day pen in the September sunshine!
16.07.14 - At the vets for vaccinations today. Idris had his booster
and Hero, Sherlock and Talisman had their first vaccinations. Rather
proud that Idris was there with his lovely sons and a Great Grandson!
Probably about time that Idris realised that he is neutered now, he
still acts like a total stud boy.
Futuristic (Spirit's Dad)
24.06.14 - My favourite picture of a Snowshoe ever!!!! Lady
(Sapphirestar Heat Wave) lives in
the South of France and has always gone out and about with her owners.
Credit to Adrien Perret
22.05.14 - Got to share a photo of my boy Idris
06.04.14 - Such a brilliant day for the four
cats that we took to Wolverhampton for the Snowshoe Cat Society, Short
Haired Cat Society and Midland Counties Show. Two Championship
Certificates for George, one each for Summer and Sasha - these
cats are only just 9 months old and Sasha was at her first ever
show, we are so proud of them. Best of all though,
homebred kitten Diamondice Dancer had a red card day and won Best of
Breed and then Best in Show Kitten!!
26/03/2014 - Idris (Adecish Snowshoo Idris) has
been neutered today. He has just turned 4 years old and has fathered
many healthy kittens with superb temperaments. In order to ensure that
he does not dominate the Snowshoe gene pool and to allow him to live as
a pet rather than a stud boy I have had him neutered.
21/03/2014 - So excited, finally got to Plymouth without the car
blowing up and collected the lovely Cairo from Kelly Cruise. He is just
as handsome as his photos, looking forward to seeing if we can carry
his super blue eyes through to some show pattern kittens - fingers
17/03/2014 - Received Frosty's Champion medal.
So proud of my boy.
- Good news, today we received the
results of Princess Sasha's
DNA test so now know that she is PKD normal. All our cats
are health tested to ensure that none of the genetic diseases known in
other breeds are brought into the Snowshoe gene pool. Both our British
Shorthair cats are normal for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) so no
worries that their offspring will develop this unpleasant disease. All
cats are PRA negative so none of their offspring will lose their sight
due to Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA).
- Just received the official confirmation from GCCF of Frostbite's
Champion status - so proud of my boy.
Champion Sapphirestar Frostbite
- Lovely to hear from Lady's family
Wave). What an exciting life for a kitten to go for a day out to the
mountains near her home in the South of France.
- A fab day out at the Supreme, Frosty won his first Championship
Certificate and Best of Breed, beating his father Idris to second place
and George took home a first in his kitten class. Link to the Judge
report is here - http://www.gccfcats.org/JudgeReports/13reports/supremeshow13vbrooks.html
12/11/2013 - Gem being very helpful while the girls are doing their
"Sorry Miss, I couldn't do my homework as there was a cat sitting on
24/10/2013 - So sorry to learn that the great Ferry Vom Friedewald has
passed away peacefully earlier this week. Such a sad loss of a superb
Snowshoe, my thoughts go to Mollie who is missing him terribly.
Ferry has been a superb stud passing on both his good looks and
fabulous temperament to his offspring. I am proud to have his daughter
Jollity who will carry on his lines, along with her son George.
- We have a new addition of the canine rather the feline variety.
Tetley the whippet puppy has arrived from Yorkshire. He is settling in
very well, though is showing signs that he may think that he is a cat
not a dog!
26/06/2013 - Time to Celebrate!! The Snowshoe will be
promoted to Championship Status from 26/10/2013!
Finally the breed gets full recognition with the GCCF and can compete
shoulder to shoulder with all the other breeds.
- Your Cat Magazine features the Snowshoe - spot on with the