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, 2 Olympian certificates, 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 & Imperial Grand Premier Dushenka Belucia, 1 Olympian & 2 reserve Olympians
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
Best Russian Exhibit and Overall Best in Show Exhibit, RACCS 2018
Best Section 4 (Foreign) Neuter, Humberside show 2018
Best in Show Section 4 (Foreign) Exhibit, Edinburgh show 2018
2011 - RACCS Top Kitten and Top Adolescent      
2011 - RBBA Top Kitten and Top Adolescent

Imperial Grand Champion Dushenka Rafael,
3 Olympian certificates & 2 reserve Olympians
Best in Show Foreign Exhibit, reserve best in show, Cheshire show 2016
Best Foreign Kitten, Gwynedd show 2016
Best Group 4 (Foreign) adult, Bristol show 2018
2016 - RACCS Top Russian Exhibit


Imperial Grand Champion & Premier Dushenka Zivabella

2010 - RACCS Top Russian Kitten; RBBA Top Kitten

Imperial Grand Champion Dushenka Theodorus

Best Foreign Adult, Nor'East show 2017
Overall Best in Show Exhibit, RACCS 2017
Best Foreign Adult, Somerset show 2017
Best Russian Adult, RACCS show 2018


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

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

Grand Premier Dushenka Feliks

Grand Premier Dushenka Stardust-Lady

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 Viola Heartsease, 1 res GCC
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
Best Russian Female Adult, RACCS 2018


Champion Dushenka Wilhemina Pinkletink
Best Female Russian Kitten
, RACCS 2018
Best of Variety Foreign Kitten, Shropshire 2018


Champion Dushenka Lyuba Andreyevna


Champion Dushenka Klarabella


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 Frederik
, 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 Vanda Blue-Orchid
MasterCat Kush
(Pedigree Pet)
Dushenka Arkhipov, 3 PCs
Dushenka Casper, 2 PCs
Dushenka Wolfgang-Amadeus, 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 (aka Lily-Belle, 2 MCs)
- Best Foreign Kitten, West of Scotland show 2013
Mac (Pedigree Pet), 1 MC
Dushenka Macarius, 1 PC
Dushenka Veronica Speedwell, 1 PC
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 - grandson of Beau Bellis and father of the first Dushenka champion: 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