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This is where you can find GCCF show reports for my current cats

1st. CC BOB ASHTON’S PAWSOME BLACK STEEL – Mrs L Walpole – Coventry and Leicester Cat Club Show 22nd February 2020

My first cat of the day, and what a start! Just turned 9 months but has everything in place. Obviously still very young with plenty of developing to do, but I just loved his type. Beautifully rounded apple head, with excellent width between small ears. Round eyes of superb copper colour which is an essential element in a black for that Wow! factor. His cheeks are well developed, quite a deep nose break, at the maximum I would like, but hopefully this will not develop any further. Short, straight nose with a level bite and a firm chin of good depth. Muscular cobby body which shows excellent weight and bone, short stumpy limbs, round paws. His coat is short, and the correct length, dense and firm to the touch, very shady to the roots at the moment with a lovely glossy finish to the surface. Medium length tail balances. Lovely gentle temperament and a pleasure to handle. A star in the making.

1st and BOB ASHTON & ASHTON’S PAWSOME LARISSA – Mrs H Wild – Shropshire Cat Club Show !st February 2020

Just short of 8 months this girl has good overall type, her head is well developed with medium sized ears that have good width between, rounded brow leading to a very short nose with a deep nose break, her muzzle is full, bite is only just acceptable at the moment, deep chin. Good sized round eyes that are a mid orange colour. Body conformation is cobby and heavy, she has well boned, short, thick legs, her tail is thick with a rounded tip and of correct length. Her coat is a pale blue intermingled with cream, almost sound to the roots, It does have more blue than cream at the moment. The coat texture is excellent being short,crisp and dense.

1st and BOB Mr D A & Mrs C P Ashton, PAWSOME BLACK STEEL – Mrs H Wild – Gwynedd Cat Club Show 1st February 2020

I was gobsmacked when my steward pointed out that this was a kitten, what an absolute whopper! He has amazing British type, for an 8 month old, I think he is simply stunning. Head is large and well developed, he has lovely, neat, rounded ears that are placed well apart on the head and fit nicely into the contours, his brow is round, leading to a short straight broad nose with a good break and a full muzzle, level bite good chin, Cheeks are well developed, Large round eyes that have amazing deep orange colour. His substantially sized body is cobby and weighty with short stocky legs and large rounded paws. His tail is the correct length and is round at the tip. He has a jet black coat that is sound to the roots, it is short and dense with fabulous crisp texture.

1st and BOB Mr & Mrs Ashton’s PAWSOME FIORELLA – Mrs C Roberts – Short-Haired Cat Society 18th January 2020

A blue cream tortie lady of nearly 8 months of age. The overall impression is of a well grown well rounded girl with a mid blue and mid cream coat that is well intermingled. She has a round head, with good breadth of skull round well opened deep orange eyes under a rounded forehead and broad top of head with medium sized ears held well apart, a short broad straight nose with a level bite although some of her small teeth between her incisors were missing. Her firm chin was level with the tip of her nose in profile and she had full well rounded cheeks, giving her head a nice balance. Her short thick neck leads to a straight backed muscular cobby body that is well covered, all supported on short strong legs with a tail to balance that is thick at the base and rounded at the tip. She has a rounded very typical british look. Her coat is short and dense all over her body and is well intermingled the blue being a mid blue and the cream being a toning mid cream – I would have liked to see both colours a little paler for perfection. 

1 & CC. ASHTON’S PAWSOME MIMOSA – Mrs Caroline Wren – Short-Haired Cat Society 18th January 2020

Lovely solid girl.Broad rounded top of head with small well set ears. Good width across the forehead and rounded cheeks. Round bright orange eyes. Full, rounded muzzle with a god chin and the bite is level. Cobby broad body with good bone to the short legs, rounded paws. Very nice firm coat with plenty of density. Pale blue with a lot of cream which is well mingled.

1st & BOB Ashton’s Pawsome Dynamite Diam – Mrs Rosemary Fisher – Short-Haired Cat Society 18th January 2020

A super, well grown kitten of just 41⁄2 months. He has a very good round and nicely balanced head. His ears are neat and well placed. His eyes are round, well opened and with a very good orange colour developing. His nose is short and broad and of even width, cheeks filling out nicely and he has a broad, rounded muzzle, firm chin and a level bite. His body is a good cobby shape and strong, standing on well boned legs and round paws. His tail is medium length and thick with a rounded tip. His coat is short and dense, a touch soft at present but he is still a baby. The colour is rich warm chocolate, just slightly pale at the roots and with some vestigial spotting still showing. He was very well presented in excellent condition, and was a poppet to handle with a lovely calm temperament.

1 & BOB Ashton’s Pawsome Typical Me – Mr David Redfeldt – The British Shorthair Cat Club 9th November 2019

OMG!!!! When I went down and looked at all 10 kittens in their respective pens, she was last in the row. But, I knew she would be my winner in the female class. I was so pleased, when out, that she proved me correct. Fantastic British Blue baby. I just loved her to bits!!! Everything is correct and the balance all round is complete. Wonderful round head, with outstanding type and superb British expression. Small ears, so nicely set, and beautifully rounded tops. Very nice top of head. Rich and round large copper eyes. Eyes one of her best features, and she knows just how to use them. She really took my breath away with those eyes and the head in general. Nose straight, short and quite broad. Correct nose break. Full round apple cheeks. Good bite and deep firm chin. So balanced this head. Cobby body with a straight back and short thick legs. Full pastel blue coat. Coat sound, short, full and very dense. Wonderful texture, so your hands get lost in this coat. Immaculate grooming. Not a hair out of place. Tail of good length and to nicely balance the body. Along with my wonderful Red & White Persian Bi-Colour kitten, they were my very best kittens in all three shows.

Pawsome Vanity Fair – Overall Best of Variety British Shorthair at the Preston and Blackpool cat club show 23.03.2019

I was honoured to judge the BSH BOV Adult, Kitten and Neuter choosing from a lot of nice cats, OBIGC Fergan Chivas Regal , Pawsome Vanity Fair & Xzibit Hairy Biker. My Overall went to a kitten I’dhave happily hidden and taken home! Vanity Fair is a blue cream of such great promise! Cream coming through but my word what lovely type bone and coat! One to watch! Well done Carla Ashton Owner/Breeder. In Top 3 of Overall Best In Show I hear.


4 mth 1 d. Blue Tortie girl with a very appealing rounded face, with, just emerging below the cheekbones, wee muzzle clad in demure, curving whisker pads. Neatest little rounded ears spaced well and tucked into the head’s contours. Large rounded eyes, dull gold at present. Profile shows a curving brow, short little muzzle, aligned chin and even, baby bite. Chunky little body and limbs and short tapering kitten tail. Coat already dense and thick, still a little long, attractive blue cream.


A blue and white girl coming up for 7 months old and of a good size weight and bone. Round head with well placed fairly small ears set in the rounded contours of her head. Straight nose, full rounded cheeks, level bite and a firm chin. Well placed round eyes, orange colour still developing, muddy shade today. Lovely broad chest, large cobby body with short legs, rounded paws and a short thick tail which was broader at the base tapering towards a rounded tip. Well prepared dense crisp coat which was quite a dark shade of blue. Her coat was two thirds colour to about one third white. White coming from an inverted v on her forehead covering her nose whisker pads muzzle chest and tummy. Legs mainly white with odd spots of colour on them. Excellent temperament and condition.


Cobby kitten. Apple round head showing very good type and lovely British expression. For balance her head is a tad small for her body size at the moment. Neat well set ears good width apart. Her eyes are round and the colour is developing. Short nose. Full round cheeks. Level bite good chin. Well boned body standing low and square on short strong legs and firm round paws. Balanced thick tail. Her coat even now at this young age is short thick and dense. Jet black in colour and already having a degree of crispness seldom felt in kittens of this age. She is a little poppet with a temperament to die for.

Pawsome Night Fever – Best of variety British kitten at the Cheshire Area cat club show 17.11.2018

1st CC and BOB to ASHTON & ASHTON’S Ch NOAH SENS LAVRES (BSH a, 13/11/2017)

A handsome chap who unfortunately was up on his toes temperament wise today. Took three separate goes to assess him for the CC but his good looks made me persevere! Young chap of good type with a round head of good breadth and depth. His muzzle is a good shape but a touch prominent with cheek fullness still to mature. Good rounded top of head and ears of correct shape but looking rather medium in size at present. Good round large eyes are a good orange with a good expression. Good profile with rounded brow and short straight broad nose and level deepish chin and correct bite. He is compact to medium in size and of good weight with some strength to his legs and a correct tail with rounded tip. His coat is very good short length and of good density and a firm to crisp texture. It is a sound mid blue- very nice. He was in good condition and I hope he starts to relax at shows soon as he is a handsome young chap and be great to see him as the finished article.

CC & BOB – Ashton’s NOAH SENS LAVRES (BSH a) M 13/11/17.

A promising young male, his size is good for his age. Well rounded head with good fullness to his cheeks, skull broad with small round tipped ears set to follow the contours of the head. Rounded brow with short broad nose, firm chin lines up and the bite is level. Super eyes, open and expressive with rich copper colour. Short strong neck, weighty body of cobby type with good breadth to the chest already, good bone to short legs with large round paws, tail with rounded tip to balance. True British blue colouring, a lovely medium blue that was free from tipping and sound to roots, short and dense and has some crispness to it. A handsome chap, it will be interesting to see how he has developed in another 6 months time. Excellent temperament and presentation.

Pawsome Snowdrop – Overall Best of variety British at the Chester and North Wales cat club show 11.08.2018


Promising baby girl who is borderline on white to colour, but I would take her home in a heartbeat! Very pretty face and apple headed lass with very good ear set, small in size and has lovely fullness of cheek and rounding to muzzle. Expressive large round muddy brown eyes promising colour depth to come and set wide apart a short straight nose, bite is level chin firm. Cobby muscular body of super breadth and rounding to chest and flanks supported ably by short thick legs and fat round paws. Short thick fully coloured tail. Coat is fairly short, woolly texture, lovely soft delicate light blue to the patching and sound to roots. The patching is on her head and body like a blanket along the lower sides and around under tummy with white nose and chin, front legs and very thin strip along the tummy with almost 3⁄4 collar. Some colour to paws. Some scattered white hairs along the shoulder divisions of colour to white otherwise clean demarcation.

1st & Best Of Breed Ashton’s Noah Sens Lavres (BSH a) Blue Male 13.11.2017

What a superb balanced and stylish, gorgeous kitten of excellent British type, just 6 1/2 months old. Round, broad head with good width between medium neat ears which fit well into the contours of his head with rounded tips. Gently rounded brow leading to a short, straight, broad nose and nose leather. His cheeks are still to fill with maturity but showing excellent roundness already with very good underlying bone structure. Broad, rounded muzzle width good width and developing fullness. Large round eyes, set wide apart and well opened, he has a super open gentle expression, his eye colour is a good orange. His head is set on a short thick neck, he has a super broad cobby body with a deep chest, broad across his shoulders and equally so his rump. Medium length full tail which is thicker the base rounded at the tip. He stands four square on short cobby thick legs with firm rounded paws. His coat is short with a very good degree of density and resilience though a touch kitten soft at present. He is a pale shade of blue showing silvering and banding to his coat which is otherwise completely sound to the roots. Shown in excellent condition. He really is a super example of the breed, very promising indeed.

Noah Sens Lavres – Best of Variety British kitten at the Merseyside cat club show 02.06.2018