Gandalf 2008 ~2017
Gr Pr Rayanshel Gandalf The Grey & Rayanshel Lilah Loveheart
GR PR Rayanshel Gandalf The Grey & Rayanshel Lilah Loveheart, well what can I say about these two beautiful cats. They are largely responsible for us becoming more involved with the British Shorthair breed through showing and later breeding.
Although they were both originally to just join us as pets, their breeder Sandie (Rayanshel) had mentioned that Gandalf had a superb coat, especially having the ticked gene from his sire, IGR CH Olangas Tsar Peter The Great (Imp) and that he had potential for showing as a neuter. Lilah & Gandalf's parents are highly titled lilac cats, and they have inherited their great British type and size. I had enjoyed seeing cats at the shows I had visited and the idea of showing him was just a thought at first…little did I know this would turn out to be quite an addictive hobby….
Of course by the end of his first kitten show I was hooked. He did very well at that first show, and Gandalf went on to gain his Premier G.C.C.F title in three straight shows and at the age of 16 months became Premier Rayanshel Gandalf The Grey. He quickly went on to gain his Grand premier title and after this amazing achievement, we decided to retire Gandalf from showing so he could concentrate on being a spoilt lap cat! Lilah didnt really like showing so we only showed her the once.
Update July 2017 - Sadly we lost our beloved boy Gandalf in the summer after a short battle with illness. He will forever be missed and has left his paw prints firmly on our hearts.