Roll of honour

 

We are very proud of all the Dushenka Russian Blues - special congratulations go to our winning cats and kittens:

 

       UK & Olympian Gold Imperial Grand Premier Dushenka Zerachiel
      17 Olympian certificates, 9 Reserve Olympians from 23 judges
      The first-ever Olympian titled Russian Blue!
      Scotland's first ever UK Grand titled Russian (equal with Xaria - they achieved their titles at the same show)

      Eighteen Best of Variety awards, seven Best in Show Foreign; seven times Overall Best In Show

      RACCS Show December 2014, Overall Best in Show exhibit
      RACCS Show December 2013, Overall Best in Show exhibit

      Supreme Show 2013, Best of Variety Foreign Neuter and reserve best neuter

      2011 - RACCS Top Russian Neuter, Top Russian Male, Top Russian Exhibit and RACCS Cat of the Year

      2011 - RBBA Top Neuter and RBBA Top Cat of the Year

      2012 - RACCS Top Russian Neuter, Top Russian Male, Top Russian Exhibit and RACCS Cat of the Year
      2013 - RACCS Top Russian Neuter, Top Russian Male, Top Russian Exhibit and RACCS Cat of the Year
      2014 - RACCS Top Male Russian Neuter
      2015 - RACCS Top Russian Neuter

       UK & Olympian Bronze Imperial Grand Champion Dushenka Orphiel - Zerachiel's grandson
      Best in Show Russian Kitten, RACCS Show 2014

      Best Foreign Kitten West of Scotland show 2015
      Best Foreign Kitten Coventry & Leicester show 2015
      Best Foreign Adult Scotia show 2015
      Best Foreign Adult and Best in Show Foreign, West Country 2016
      2015 - RACCS Top Russian Exhibit
      2016 - RACCS Top Russian Adult
      Best in Show Russian Adult, RACCS show 2017
      Best Foreign Adult, West Country 2017

       UK & Imperial Grand Premier Dushenka Xariabella, 3 Olympian Certificates & 2 reserve Olympians

      Scotland's first ever UK Grand-titled Russian Blue (equal with Zach, both won at the Supreme Show 2012)

      Scotland's first ever Imperial-titled Russian Blue

      Six times Best of Variety, three times Best in Show Foreign Exhibit, and a Best in Show Pet!

      2008 - RACCS/RBBA Top Female Kitten & Top Female Russian Adolescent;

      2009 - RACCS Top Russian Neuter, Top Russian Female and Top Russian Exhibit;

      2010 - RACCS Top Russian Neuter, Top Russian Female, Top Russian Exhibit and RACCS Cat of the Year

      2010 - RBBA Top Neuter and RBBA Top Cat of the Year
      aka MasterCat Xaria - MasterCat awards are made to pedigree pets on temperament and condition only

       Grand Champion & Imperial Grand Premier Dushenka Tashabella, 1 UK GPC, 2 res Olympian certificates
      Best in Show Foreign Exhibit, Durham show 2014
      2006 - RBBA Top Female Kitten & Top Adolescent
      2014 - RACCS Top Russian Neuter

      2015 - RACCS Top Female Russian Neuter

       Imperial Grand Premier Dushenka Stanislav, 1 UKGPC
      2010 - RACCS & RBBA Top Male Russian Neuter

      aka Imperial Grand MasterCat Stanley, 1 OGMC - Overall Best Pet at the Nor'East of Scotland show 2013
       Champion & Imperial Grand Premier Dushenka Xander, 1 Olympian certificate, 1 reserve Olympian
      Best Foreign Neuter, Cheshire show 2016
      Best Foreign Neuter, North West show 2016
      Best Foreign Neuter, West Country show 2016
      Best Foreign Kitten, Edinburgh 2008

      2008 - RACCS Top Russian Exhibit; RACCS/RBBA Top Kitten & RACCS/RBBA Top Adolescent
      2016 - RACCS Top Neuter

       Imperial Grand Champion & Grand Premier Dushenka Belucia, 2 IGPCs
      Best in Show Foreign, Lakeland show 2011

      Best Foreign Kitten, Northern Counties 2011

      Overall Best in Show Exhibit, Ulster show 2011
      Best Foreign Adult, West of Scotland show 2015
      Best Foreign Adult, Lancashire show 2015
      Best Foreign Neuter and Best in Show Foreign Exhibit, Cheshire 2017
      2011 - RACCS Top Kitten and Top Adolescent

      2011 - RBBA Top Kitten and Top Adolescent
       Imperial Grand Champion & Premier Dushenka Zivabella
      2010 - RACCS Top Russian Kitten; RBBA Top Kitten
       Imperial Grand Champion Dushenka Czar Koreshki
      Overall Best in Show, Lancashire show 2012

      2012 - RACCS Top Adult Exhibit of the year
      2013 - Best Male Adult Russian, RACCS

       Imperial Grand Champion Dushenka Duke Ellington

      Best in Show Foreign Exhibit, Short-Haired Cat Society 2012

      Best Foreign Kitten, Shorthair Cat Club of Scotland 2012

      Best in Show Foreign Exhibit, Durham 2012

      2012 RACCS Top Adolescent Exhibit and Top Kitten of the year
       Imperial Grand Champion Dushenka Rafael
      Best in Show Foreign Exhibit, reserve best in show, Cheshire show 2016
      Best Foreign Kitten, Gwynedd show 2016
      2016 - RACCS Top Russian Exhibit
       Grand Champion Dushenka Theodorus, 3 IGCCs
      Best Foreign Adult, Nor'East show 2017
      Overall Best in Show Exhibit, RACCS 2017
      Best Foreign Adult, Somerset show 2017
       Grand Champion & Premier Dushenka Gabriel
       Grand Champion Dushenka Jingle-Belle, 1 IGCC
      Overall Best in Show Exhibit, Dundee 2015
      Best of Variety Foreign Adult, Northern Counties 2015
       Grand Champion Dushenka Mirabella
      Best in Show Foreign, Scotia show 2000
      2005 - RBBA Top Female Adult
       Grand Champion Dushenka Sophia Bella
      Best Foreign Kitten Edinburgh 2005
      2005 - RBBA Top Female Adolescent
       Grand Champion Dushenka Igor Stravinsky
      Best of Variety Foreign Kitten, Lakeland show 2013

       Grand Champion Dushenka Irina Kalinina
      Best of Variety Foreign Kitten, Durham show 2013
       Grand Premier Dushenka Oliver, 1 IGPC
      2001 - RBBA Top Male Kitten

       Grand Premier Dushenka Boris: the first ever Grand titled Russian Blue in Scotland
       Grand Premier Dushenka Optimus Prime, 2 res IGPCs
       Grand MasterCat Dorable, 3 IGMCs
      Best in Show Pedigree Pet RBBA 2014
       Champion & Premier Dushenka Hanabella, 4 CCs and 3 PCs
       Champion Dushenka Ysabella, 1 GCC & 1 res GCC

      RACCS Top Russian Queen of the year - 2011, 2012 and 2013
      Best Foreign Kitten, Chester 2009
       Champion Dushenka Feodor, 1 GCC
       Champion Dushenka Hubert (Dutch Champion), 2 CACPs

      Best Russian Male Kitten, RACCS show January 2013
     
2013 - RACCS Top Russian Kitten male
       Champion Dushenka Queenie-Belle
      Best of Variety Foreign Kitten, Scotia 2015
      2015 - RACCS Top Russian Kitten
       Champion Dushenka Norma-Jean, 2 res GCCs
     
Best Female Russian Kitten, RACCS Show 2014

       Champion Dushenka Lyuba Andreyevna

       Champion Dushenka Klarabella
       Premier Dushenka Feliks, 2 GPCs

       Premier Dushenka Kallista, 1 GPC & 5 res GPCs

       Premier Dushenka Penelope, 1 GPC
      2004 - RBBA Top Female Adolescent Neuter

       Premier Dushenka Rurik, 1 GPC & 1 res GPC

       Premier Dushenka Carabella, 1 res GPC
      Best of Variety Foreign Kitten, Scotia Cat Fanciers show 2011
       Premier Dushenka Fenella
      Best of Variety Foreign Kitten, Scotia show 2012;
     
aka Imperial Grand MasterCat Fen, 4 OGMCs - Fen won Overall Best Pet at the RACCS show, December 2013

       Premier Dushenka Technetium Star
       Premier Dushenka Frederik
       Premier Dushenka Stardust-Lady
       MasterCat Kush (Pedigree Pet)
       Dushenka Arkhipov, 3 PCs
       Dushenka Casper, 2 PCs
       Bluebell (Pedigree Pet), 2 MCs
      Overall Best Pet, RACCS Show 2014
      Best Pedigree Pet Kitten Scottish show 2015
       Dushenka Bellamaria, 1 CC
       Dushenka Lily-Belle
      Best Foreign Kitten, West of Scotland show 2013
      aka Lily-Belle, 2 MCs
       Mac (Pedigree Pet), 1 MC
       Dushenka Viola Heartsease
      Best Foreign Kitten, Kensington show 2017
      Best Foreign Kitten, Humberside show 2017
      Best Foreign Kitten and Best in Show Foreign, West Country show 2017
      Best Foreign Kitten, Scottish Cat Club show 2017
       Vonnie (Pedigree Pet), Best in Show Pedigree pet, 'RexFest' 2017
       Dushenka Dorabella: 1988 - RBBA Top Female Kitten
       Dushenka Duchess Silvabel: 2012 - RACCS Top Russian Female Kitten
 

 

Both RACCS (the Russian and Abyssinian Cat Club of Scotland) and the RBBA (Russian Blue Breeders Association) run annual points competitions for members' cats winning the most over the year.  Despite the limitations of geography (there are a lot more shows in England than Scotland) Dushenka cats have picked up a good range of points awards over the years, much to my delight.

 

You can see photographs of some of these beautiful cats in the Gallery, and details of recent winners in News.

 

And not forgetting (as if we could) the cats who helped produce the Dushenka winners:

 

  Champion Saphiriken Beau Bellis, 2 GCCs - also Best Russian Blue 1978 (British Cat World award)

  Champion Kolokol Vera Fokina - mother of the first Dushenka champion

  Champion & Premier Sorgenfri Trotsky - also RBBA top newcomer Russian Blue neuter 1990

  Champion Astahazy Petra, 1 GCC - also RBBA top female Russian adult and top adolescent of 1986

  Farodell Incy Spider, 1 CC & 1 PC

  Champion Siykat Stella Dushenka, 1 GCC - Best in Show Foreign Exhibit, Shorthair Cat Club of Scotland show 1997

  Grand Champion Alyona Eremey Tsar, 2 IGCCs

 

My thanks to the breeders of these wonderful, loving cats for letting them share their lives with me.

 

Love and kisses to all my other stay-at-home kittens, every one of them champions in my heart.  And not so stay-at-home either, living as they do from London in the south, to Inverness-shire in the north and out on the Scottish Islands - not forgetting our overseas travellers in the USA, Australia and Europe.   

Lev's Premier medal

Boris's Grand Premier medal Bella's Grand Champion medal Oliver's Premier medal Bella's Champion medal Stella's Champion medal Lev's Champion medal Sophie's Champion medal