Full Name:Elsie G. Hydon
Date of Birth:circa 1881, England
Emigration:circa 1906, from England to New Jersey, USA
Date of Death:1964, Bogota, NJ
Burial:Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, NJ
Spouse: Not married

President: The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc. (1933-1950)
Named Honorary President for Life, 1950
CFA Vice-President (1928-1932),
CFA North Atlantic Regional Vice-President (1952-1956)
Retired from CFA activites in 1957
Awards:Cat Fanciers' Association renamed annual awards to 'Hydon-Goodwin Challenge Awards', 1957

Judge:Cat Fanciers' Association, starting in 1919
Judge for All Toy Breeds of Dogs
Breeder/Exhibitor:Persians, beginning in 1908
Pomeranians, Collies, Griffon Bruxellois, Shetland Sheepdogs

Cattery Name:Lavender
Kennel Name:Bogota
Dog Clubs:Secretary-Treasurer, American Pomeranian Club, 1911; Third Vice-President, American Pomeranian Club, 1913

Photos courtesy of The Harrison Weir Collection

  • GC Lavender Liberty, blue male, CFA Challenge Award Winner, 1939
  • GC NW Lavender Liberty Beau, blue male, CFA Cat of the Year 1949-1950
  • GC Lavender Bendigo, blue male
  • CH Sapphire, blue male

  • Wonder Son

  • Grey Mist, first American bred blue merle Champion, 1916

Griffon Bruxellois:
  • Busta Boo
  • Kingcote Diablo, winner 1911

Shetland Sheepdog:
  • Merriott Mackerel of Bogota, blue merle, imported/registered with AKC in 1937
  • Dinah of Sedgemoor, tricolor, imported/registered with AKC in 1937
  • Wistful of Exford, tricolor, imported/registered with AKC in 1951

CH Lavender Chu Chu, blue male, 1935

GC Lavender Liberty, blue male, 1945

CH Lavender Bendigo, blue male, 1927
Multiple Best in Show Winner

Wonder Son, Pomeranian, 1935

CH Rosedere Revelation Jr and CH Lady of the Moon.
Entries at Atlantic CAt Club show, 1932; owned by Miss E.G.Hydon



Courtesy of The CFA Foundation, Inc.

Judging the Kitten Match, Hempstead, Long Island, June 21, 1941

On the porch of her home, 1953

Miss Hydon, awarding "Miss Cat World" to POLLY DRUMMOND OF MINQUA, 1959

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