National Winners, International Winners & Distinguished Merit cats
We are so very proud of the Tropikoons/Coonoquans cats who have received special recognition as National Winners, (NW) International Winners (IW) and Distinguished Merit cats (DM) in the Cat Fanciers’ Association. These are the highest honors CFA can award. To become a National/International Winner, a cat (or kitten!) needs to be an exemplary example of its breed in both type and temperament. By nature, Maine Coons are extremely gentle and sociable, but it takes an exceptional cat to successfully deal with all the grooming, travel and competition that goes on in a show hall week after week.
The Distinguished Merit award is given to males who have produced 15 Grand Champions/Grand Premiers and to females who have produced 5 Grand Champions/Grand Premiers. As breeders, the DM award is something we constantly work toward, as it is an indication of a very successful breeding program when so many of your breeding cats’ offspring grow up to be great cats as well.
National & International Winners
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