Best in Group
Best in Color
BOB (of 170 Maine Coons!!)
2th Best Black Maine Coon of the year!!!
4th Best Cat SP
4th Best Cat AB
Best Maine Coon
7th Best Cat AB
Today my daughter Carmen went to the Mundikat (FIFé) show in Gorredijk together
with Gerwin and Bjorn (cattery Fur-real).
Thanks to Gerwin for showing Dustin this day!
Dustin together with Gerwin;
he became CACIB + BIV (total)
Dustin 4th Best Cat Longhair
Judge: Brigitte Berthelon, France
This show had a Maine
And Dustin was chosen (with 7 other Maine Coon's) for a species-presentation.
Below a short movie of that...
Because the man in the
movie is talking in Dutch, below a translation! This
cat is wonderful of length.
He also has a very beautiful big hairy tail, big feats and strong boning in his
feats and he
has beautiful eyes.
What I like about a black cat is that they have a shiny coat, absolutely with
this fur quality. This is what we call a “silk coat”.
Dustin with the judges (from
Left: Fabrice Calmes.
Right: Louis Coste.
This Ring Special for
the Maine Coons was organized by RMC.
There were 170 Maine Coons!!!'
Dustin 4th Best Cat Allbreed and Best Maine Coon.
Judge: Yukimasa Hattori from Higashi Nagoya, Japan.
Dustin 7th Best Cat Allbreed.
Judge: Vickie Shields from New Mexico, USA.
In the hotel:
Dustin in a row for Best in Show..
Ferdinand and Dustin in a row for Best of Best
Father and Son!!
2005 - HI Ambacht - NVVK
had taken Dustin for the fist time to a show. He was very relax and seems
to love all the attentions that he got over there. He got his first CAC
and I was very proud.
The jury told me that he had a excellent strong head profile and chin, a
nice square nose and he was good in proportion. Dustin also has a powerful
muscular body and chest. The conclusion of the jury: a promising good
I was really proud but than I
was called to stand up with Dustin again.
I became very nerves..... Dustin was asked to stand up in line for the
nomination "Best in Show". It was the first time with him and I
didn't realized he was that heavy (his weight is 8 kilo) so standing in
line my arms got lower and lower and I was so nerves, but Dustin was
relaxing on my arm! Than they called: "Dustin can stay with 5 votes
of 5 jury members"...
I could not believe it!!!! This was the first cat of mine who got a
I was really shaking all over! Luckily
for me my befriended breeder Marian Slingerland of Cattery Kawanhee
offered herself for me to stand up in line with Dustin for the next
nomination Best of the Best. I was so glad that she would do this for me
because I couldn't lift my arm anymore.
My Dustin became Best of the Best of the Maine Coon Special!!!!!
think I was living on a cloud on the stage when I received the Trophy and
came back to earth again when I was putting Dustin in his cage.
It was the best experience I had ever had!
Nympha van den Toorn (who is still living in the clouds)