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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GC, NW, AW Tropikoons Life’s A Beach

Best Maine Coon in the USA
(2015 – 2016 Season)

GC, NW Tropikoons Hang Ten of Mainesuspect

Best Maine Coon Kitten in the USA
(2009-2010 Season)

GC, NW Tropikoons Long John Silver

Best Maine Coon in Premiership
(2005-2006 Season)

GP, NW Tropikoons Beach Bum

Highest Scoring Maine Coon in Premiership, CFA International (2004-2005 Season)

GC, IW Tropikoons Hot Fudge of Kiyaras

Best International All Breed Kitten
Best Int. Maine Coon Kitten
(2013-14 Season/TICA)

GC, DW Tropikoons Joe Jr. of Crocoons

Divisional Winner, Malaysia

Distinguished Merit Cats


GC Angtini’s Joe Fish of Tropikoons, DM

GC Mainesuspect Profiler of Tropikoons, DM

GC Tropikoons Hidden Treasure, DM

GC Tropikoons Sand Dollar of Alicoons, DM

GC Coonoquan’s Esprit, DM

CH Coonoquan’s Brianna of Trills, DM