General articles about the Cat Fanciers Association
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- Ann Pevey
The cat fancy has lost respected CFA judge Ann Pevey, a noted breeder of Persians, Manx and Abyssinians under the Wynden cattery name...
- Birman Color Class Change 2010
The Chocolate Lynx Point Birmans will be in a separate color classes in CFA...
- * Breed Council
Each breed in CFA that has been accepted for championship status has a Breed Council comprised of fanciers of that particular breed and a Breed Council Secretary elected by the members of the Council. Be part of YOUR breed`s leadership.
- Breed Registrations in CFA, TICA & GCCF
Could looking into the breed distribution of kitten registrations explain why some cat registry numbers are growing while other registries are declining?
- * Calculating Grand Points in CFA
Learn how to calculate the grand points your cat earns at a show in CFA.
- * Calculating Regional & National Points in CFA
Learn how to calculate your cat`s Regional/National points accurately - a necessary skill for anyone planning a show campaign.
- Cat-Minster: The Taping Of A Cat Show
The 2006 CFA International Cat Show will be the subject of a 2 hour TV special for the Game Show Network to be telecast in March 2007.
- CFA Approves New Tiered Champion/Premier Title Structure
CFA has approved new "three-tiered" levels for Champion & Premier titles.
- CFA Litter Registrations: 2001 Compared to 1991
Litter registrations in CFA from 1991 to 2001.
- * CFA Rules Regarding Disqualification and Withholding Awards
Learn the rules that govern the disqualification of cats and the withholding of awards in the show ring in CFA.
- CFA Show Rules & CFA Breed Standards
An owner tells of her experience campaigning a minority color kitty with attitude.
- CFA Telephone Directory
Fill out an online form and be included in the CFA Telephone Directory for 2004
- CFA To Register Household Pets
At long last, Household Pets in CFA will be able to have a registration number...
- Changes In The Requirement To Earn The Title Of Chamion Or Premier In CFA
A new rule regarding how cats in the Open class in CFA will earn the title of Champion or Premier will make showing much more equitable...
- Choosing a Cattery Name
Choosing the perfect cattery name is part of the fun and excitement of taking your first steps along the road to being a breeder.
- Comparing Cat Registry Numbers
How many cats were registered in CFA, TICA and GCCF in the past few years? Which cat registries are growing in popularity? Which are declining?
- Comparing CFA and TICA
CFA and TICA are two of the most popular cat registries in the world. Many breeders register and show their cats in both organizations. Learn the differences you need to know between the two organizations . . .
- Counting Cats
This article includes a lesson from a master clerk on how to read a marked catalogue and count the number of cats necessary to calculate national, regional and grand points.
- * Exhibitors Responsibilities
Do you know what YOU are responsible for when you enter a cat show? Check out the CFA show rules for Exhibitors.
- Filling Out a CFA Entry Form for a Cat Show
Are you planning on entering your first cat show? Or maybe you are mentoring a newbie with their first show baby. Here`s the information you need to fill out an entry form correctly.
- First CFA Show in China
The first CFA show in mainland China took place in Beijing on March 6-7, 2004.
- Grand Of Distinction: A New Title In CFA
In 2011, CFA established the requirements for a new title called the "Grand of Distinction". Because this new title is earned over a minimum of three show seasons, the 2013-2014 show season is the earliest that any cat can earn the new title. Read on for more details . . .
- Herman Goes Online!
Checking your cat`s grand points can now be done online!
- Hong Kong`s First One Show Grand
Last month a brown tabby Exotic male became Hong Kong`s first one show grand in CFA.
- International 2004 - A Personal View
A breeder shares her own experiences at the International.
- Late Kitten Registration Numbers
CFA has made arrangements for your kitten wins to count, even if you have no number at the time of the show.
- * Look at CFA Titles
Ever get confused at how many different ways you see people writing the titles for their cats in CFA? Or wonder about the abbreviations, and which one is correct??
- The Meaning of the Ribbons at the Cat Show
What each ribbon is for and how your cat earns them.
- New CFA National Awards Structure
With CFA's continued growth and expansion around the world, the board has unveiled the new structure for earning National Awards that will address the challenges of global competition . . .
- One Litter - Two Breeds
In CFA, when can one litter have kittens registered as two different breeds?
- Permanent Cattery Name
Do you know if you qualify to have your cattery name permanently registered in CFA?
- Point Charts & E-Points
Essential Tools for Your Campaign or just granding your cat.
- * Protests Between Cat Breeders
Understanding what you can and cannot file a protest about and be successful will save you a lot of emotional wear and tear.
- Registration Statistics
Is the cat fancy growing? Or is the cat fancy shrinking? We compare the kitten registration statistics of CFA, TIC, GCCF and the puppy registrations of the American Kennel Club to see which registries are doing better than others.
- Shorthair Burmilla Advances To
Full Championship Status In CFA
Beginning May 2014, the shorthair Burmilla will be able to earn titles in CFA . . .
- Show Count Announcements
Why should cat clubs be required to announce their show counts?
- * Twenty-One Day Rule
Do you know what the 21 Day Rule is? It is a rule made by cat regstration associations to protect the health of cats at the cat shows.
- * Understanding E-Points
E-Points are a monthly list of the show standings of cats in CFA.
- Winners Ribbons
When you kitten graduates to adult classes, the first step towards adding a title to its name is the quest for winners ribbons.