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CAT SHOW pics part 1, various breeds (pic heavy!)

post #1 of 26
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TICA cat shows pics from 3 different shows that we recently attended.


Maine Coon being judged


London (bengal) preparing to fire lasers at the judge


A Toyger


Another Toyger


Two Thai cats(traditional siamese)


Scottish Fold, Silver Bengal, Siamese


Persian


Our boy Cypress coolin' it at On Safari

More pictures coming in threads, Part 2, 3 and 4
post #2 of 26
Loved the one of London looking at the judge

Gorgeous pics, and i think it's brilliant how calm those cats are
post #3 of 26
Beautiful pictures
post #4 of 26
Huh, so that's what a Toyger looks like. He looks humungous, how big are they?
post #5 of 26
You know what? I think that the Toyger looks like a pet quality bengal that wound up having all stripes instead of spots.

But the fur looks PLUSH - me wanna touch!!!

Thanks for the pics, Nial!
post #6 of 26
I love the toyger!! :rainbowheart:
post #7 of 26
Awww London Nial what did you think of the Toyger since you have seen one up close? Great pics
post #8 of 26
I've never even heard of a toyger before. Great pictures. Thanks for posting them.
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Loved the one of London looking at the judge

Gorgeous pics, and i think it's brilliant how calm those cats are
Yes Susan, it's a select few that tolerate and enjoy the showhall. It's imperitive for them to be that way to win as well. The making of a show cat is an involved and time consuming process, but they have to have the personality for it from birth.

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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
Huh, so that's what a Toyger looks like. He looks humungous, how big are they?
They really aren't much bigger than a Bengal. (females 8 to 12 pounds, males 10 to 15 pounds) Bengals have been used extensively in the creation of this breed.

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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
You know what? I think that the Toyger looks like a pet quality bengal that wound up having all stripes instead of spots.

But the fur looks PLUSH - me wanna touch!!!

Thanks for the pics, Nial!
Yes that's been said many times before by all of us bengal breeders. But to give the Toyger breeders credit, my pictures didn't do these cats justice. They really are doing a remarkable job with the pattern and the Toygers I took pics of weren't the very best I've seen. Their breeder is top notch though. I've seen some that are remarkable. I do think they will have a very tough time getting the head they want. The neat thing about the Toygers is they have all the sweet playfulness of the bengals, just with stripes instead of spots.

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Awww London Nial what did you think of the Toyger since you have seen one up close? Great pics
I think it's a breed that needs a lot more work from highly dedicated breeders, but I can now see their vision and I support them. Mostly because all the Toygers I have met in person have been well adjusted very happy cats. I have had the pleasure of seeing and interacting with several of the top ranking Toygers in the world and they are amazing. The head of course still alludes these breeders but all are working hard towards that goal. So long as the breed remains healthy and vibrant while goals are met, I am in their corner. We have been approached to help with this breed and it's goals, but have declined to do so. We're still trying to perfect the bengal and while the light is at the end of the tunnel the work isn't done yet!
I would consider one as an altered show/pet though. They are very sweet cats.
post #10 of 26
Thanks for the pictures.

Cypress looks like he taking it all in stride.
post #11 of 26
gorgeous picture's!
post #12 of 26
Nice pics! London looks great and your other one too! Wonder if I'll see a Toyger at the cat show. I will be sure to post pics.
post #13 of 26
Nice pets!
I never heard of a toyger before! They look nice!
post #14 of 26
Great pictures. My faves are the ones of Cypress and those of the toyger!
post #15 of 26
Briefly cause I don't really want to read a lot, but what else are they using besides the Bengals in the creation of the Toyger?
post #16 of 26
Nice pictures. It's good to see the traditional Siamese being shown. I really don't want to see them disappear or only exist within the confines of backyard breeders.
post #17 of 26
Are Toygers recognized as a breed so soon, or were they being shown under some speciality catagory? (I know nothing about cat shows, just surprised they were being recognized so soon.)
post #18 of 26
Most of them are pretty cats, but your Bengals are still my fave. I might be just a little prejudice because yours are always so beautiful, and I have wanted one since the first time I have seen one. The toygers seem to be getting better since I first saw one.
post #19 of 26
Yay! Show pics! I'm beginning to see the look Toyger breeders are going for now! Still prefer Bengals though
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Telynn View Post
Are Toygers recognized as a breed so soon, or were they being shown under some speciality catagory? (I know nothing about cat shows, just surprised they were being recognized so soon.)
Toygers have had breed status since the beginning of the 2007/2008 show year and have been competing in the show rings. Several Toygers have already achieved SGC this year.
post #21 of 26
Wow! What great shots of some beautiful cats!! Thanks for sharing!!!
post #22 of 26
I love the pictures! All the cats are so gorgeous!
post #23 of 26
The "toyger" is very interesting!
post #24 of 26
Wow... I hadn't actually seen a picture of a toyger before... They look stunning!
post #25 of 26
Gorgeous pictures!
post #26 of 26
Awwww what cuties!! All of em!

How did your kitties do???
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