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Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show
Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show
Published: 2011/08/29
Channel: MsRandomnotes1
Talk Philly: Cat Fanciers Association
Talk Philly: Cat Fanciers Association
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: CBS Philly
CFA Cat Show 2016 - Glendale, California
CFA Cat Show 2016 - Glendale, California
Published: 2016/03/05
Channel: IdeateTV
Cat Fancier
Cat Fancier's Association Cat Show 2013
Published: 2013/08/26
Channel: MsRandomnotes1
Austin Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show
Austin Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show
Published: 2014/07/21
Channel: 4450054
Cat Fanciers
Cat Fanciers' Association - 2012 World Show
Published: 2012/11/12
Channel: CFAORG
Cat Fanciers Association World Show Commercial
Cat Fanciers Association World Show Commercial
Published: 2013/07/02
Channel: DNT Updates
Best of the Best at the at the CFA 2012 World Show - Larry Adkison judging
Best of the Best at the at the CFA 2012 World Show - Larry Adkison judging
Published: 2012/11/25
Channel: Doug guoD
CFA Cat Show - Glendale, California
CFA Cat Show - Glendale, California
Published: 2012/03/01
Channel: IdeateTV
Move over, Westminster dogs, the Cat Fanciers
Move over, Westminster dogs, the Cat Fanciers' Association show kicks off Oct. 12 at Madison Square
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
So You Want to Show Cats
So You Want to Show Cats
Published: 2013/07/02
Channel: DNT Updates
CFA International Cat Show 2016 - Best of the Best
CFA International Cat Show 2016 - Best of the Best
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: Doug guoD
Cat Agility Course at Cat Fanciers
Cat Agility Course at Cat Fanciers' Association (beginner cat, beginner human)
Published: 2011/11/20
Channel: mdthib
CAT Fanciers Show by The Houston Cat Club 2014
CAT Fanciers Show by The Houston Cat Club 2014
Published: 2014/01/12
Channel: CIN Houston
Medina County couple will show Maine Coon cats at Cat Fanciers
Medina County couple will show Maine Coon cats at Cat Fanciers' Association show in Akron
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Akron Beacon Journal
CFA World Show 2014, Exotic Kittens, Purple Show set 2
CFA World Show 2014, Exotic Kittens, Purple Show set 2
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: Doug guoD
San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA Cat Show 2011
San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA Cat Show 2011
Published: 2011/05/18
Channel: Ducati GP
2017 East of Eden Cat Fanciers Show
2017 East of Eden Cat Fanciers Show
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Monterey County Weekly
2011 CFA Annual Meeting - The Cat Fanciers
2011 CFA Annual Meeting - The Cat Fanciers' Association
Published: 2010/07/12
Channel: AdDesignBiz
Maine Coon cat at CFA event Plaza Angsana
Maine Coon cat at CFA event Plaza Angsana
Published: 2014/02/22
Channel: Kamazuki Junuh
CFA Cat show - Glendale 2015
CFA Cat show - Glendale 2015
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: IdeateTV
Star City Cat Fanciers, Holiday Inn, Roanoke, Va. HD 1-23-2011
Star City Cat Fanciers, Holiday Inn, Roanoke, Va. HD 1-23-2011
Published: 2012/05/03
Channel: Ann Sutherland
Cat Fanciers
Cat Fanciers' Association 2012 World Show
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: cfa.org
CFA World Show 2014, Persian Kittens, Purple Show set 2
CFA World Show 2014, Persian Kittens, Purple Show set 2
Published: 2015/02/02
Channel: Doug guoD
Cat Fancier
Cat Fancier's Association Cat Show 2012 Part One
Published: 2012/08/27
Channel: MsRandomnotes1
CFA International 2016 - Red Show Maine Coon kitten in class judging
CFA International 2016 - Red Show Maine Coon kitten in class judging
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: Doug guoD
Cat fancier
Cat fancier's go for purr-fect ten
Published: 2013/01/28
Channel: NBC 24 WNWO
CFA International Cat Show 2015 - Best of the Best
CFA International Cat Show 2015 - Best of the Best
Published: 2015/12/02
Channel: Doug guoD
Cat Fancier
Cat Fancier's Association Brazil
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: O.Dr.Daisley International TV
CFA Cat Show 2012 - Santa Monica, California
CFA Cat Show 2012 - Santa Monica, California
Published: 2012/09/15
Channel: FurballPetFriends
CFA Malibu Cat Club Show 2017 - Glendale, Ca
CFA Malibu Cat Club Show 2017 - Glendale, Ca
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: IdeateTV
Round Roanoke - Star City Cat Fanciers
Round Roanoke - Star City Cat Fanciers
Published: 2015/01/20
Channel: Cox 9 Roanoke
Maine Coons at CFA show
Maine Coons at CFA show
Published: 2011/12/20
Channel: Julie Stanton Welch
Levels Of Competition In A Cat Show
Levels Of Competition In A Cat Show
Published: 2015/01/13
Channel: MonkeySee
Karabel Exotics @ Golden Triangle Cat Fanciers
Karabel Exotics @ Golden Triangle Cat Fanciers
Published: 2014/05/31
Channel: bowiespacecat
Cats Galore - CFA Cat Show Santa Monica 2011
Cats Galore - CFA Cat Show Santa Monica 2011
Published: 2011/11/06
Channel: FurballPetFriends
CFA International 2016 - Red Show class judging Maine Coon adults
CFA International 2016 - Red Show class judging Maine Coon adults
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: Doug guoD
San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA Cat Show January 23-34, 2010
San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA Cat Show January 23-34, 2010
Published: 2009/11/17
Channel: MrMartino2000
CFA Golden Triangle Cat Fanciers All Breed Cat Show
CFA Golden Triangle Cat Fanciers All Breed Cat Show
Published: 2011/05/29
Channel: GalaxyCats
Cat Showing Basics
Cat Showing Basics
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: MonkeySee
★Keystone Cat Fanciers Cat Show 3/29/2014(Brian Moser Judge②)
★Keystone Cat Fanciers Cat Show 3/29/2014(Brian Moser Judge②)
Published: 2014/05/06
Channel: 83hirohiro
CFA SW Region Cat Show 2016
CFA SW Region Cat Show 2016
Published: 2016/03/05
Channel: MsRandomnotes1
What Are Cat Agility Competitions?
What Are Cat Agility Competitions?
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: MonkeySee
The Top 10 Cat Breeds
The Top 10 Cat Breeds
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: MonkeySee
PH 3RD CFA INTERNATIONAL CAT SHOW
PH 3RD CFA INTERNATIONAL CAT SHOW
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Johor Bahru Cat Club
Nashville Cat Show
Nashville Cat Show
Published: 2014/01/02
Channel: James Egbert
CFA International 2016 - Purple Show Persian kitten Himalayan class
CFA International 2016 - Purple Show Persian kitten Himalayan class
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: Doug guoD
CFA CAT FANCIERS OF FINLAND 14-15.03.2015, Riihimaki, CFA CH PL*Jantar Miss Betty Boop
CFA CAT FANCIERS OF FINLAND 14-15.03.2015, Riihimaki, CFA CH PL*Jantar Miss Betty Boop
Published: 2015/03/26
Channel: vodu25
CFA Cat Show 2014 - Household pet judging- Baton Rouge
CFA Cat Show 2014 - Household pet judging- Baton Rouge
Published: 2014/03/30
Channel: Lonnie Honeycutt
The Cat Fanciers
The Cat Fanciers' Association honors Tara "Hero Cat"
Published: 2014/06/21
Channel: Tara Hero Cat - Official
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Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) booth at the 2008 CFA International Cat Show in Atlanta on November 22, 2008.

The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) was established in the United States in 1906. The CFA is currently the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats and known as the most prestigious pedigreed cat registering association in North America.[1] Originally headquartered in Manasquan, New Jersey the CFA moved to Alliance, Ohio in 2010.[2] The association's stated mission is preserving and promoting pedigreed breeds of cats while also enhancing the well-being of all cats. CFA's first licensed cat shows were held in Buffalo, New York and Detroit, Michigan in 1906. The association today has a known presence in Europe, China, and Japan along with its well-established activity in the United States and Canada.

CFA has grown during the last century and celebrated its centennial in 2006. In May 2016, CFA recognized 42 breeds for its Championship Class and one in Miscellaneous Class (the Bengal). Current president is Mark Hannon.

List of CFA recognized pedigreed cats[edit]

By alphabetical order according to breed division:[3]

Services[edit]

The CFA offers a number of services to catteries, purebred feline owners, and the general public. One service the CFA offers is certified pedigree lists for registered cats. Registered cat pedigrees going back from three to six generations are available.

Other activities[edit]

CFA recognizes 42 pedigreed breeds for showing in the Championship Class and 1 breed as Miscellaneous (this became effective with the 2016-17 show season). Since 1994, the CFA has hosted the CFA International Cat Show, described as the "Rolls-Royce of cat shows", the largest of its kind in the USA. Despite being cancelled in 2007 and 2010, the CFA International made a comeback in 2011 as the CFA World Show in Indianapolis, Indiana and has boasted renewed entries and interest since its re-branding and the acquisition of corporate sponsorships. In 2015, the show's name was restored to the CFA International Cat Show.

Other activities of the CFA include setting breed standards and offering breeding guidelines, training show judges, promoting and inspecting catteries, supporting and publicizing research on cat health issues, influencing legislative issues, providing disaster relief and breed rescue programs, publishing books and magazines and informing the general public on topics relating to cats.

Description of CFA Cat Shows and Titles[edit]

While no two shows are identical, CFA cat shows follow certain procedures and guidelines:[4][5]

A CFA cat show actually consists of a number of simultaneous cat shows running at the same time within the same place. Depending on the size of the show, there are anywhere from 4 to 12 "rings" (or miniature shows) which generally run 1 to 2 days in length. Each "ring" has its own judge who independently scores cats and awards the top 10 places (or top 15 depending on the size of the show).

Rings are of two kinds:

  • "All Breed" rings allow cats of every breed approved by the CFA to be judged... From Sphynx to Persian and everything in between.
  • "Specialty" rings separate out cats into one of two types: the "Longhair" category include cats like Persians, Maine Coons, and other long-haired cats, while the "Shorthair" include Burmese, Sphynx, American Shorthair and other short-haired cats.

Points are awarded to cats based on percentages of the number of cats "beaten" in the ring, determined according to their placement in the final (for national/regional points) or out of the number of champions/premiers in show (for grand points).

  • At the end of each show season, the top 25 cats in the organization with the most points for the show season are awarded the coveted title of "National Winner" (NW).
  • Cats in the top 25 of their "region" are awarded the prestigious title of "Regional Winner" (RW). There are 9 regions in CFA, with regions 1-7 consisting of various American states and Canadian provinces, divided by geography and relative population, while regions 8 and 9 consist of the entirety of Japan and Europe, respectively. All other countries (including China) compete under the International Division.
  • Adult cats who are not neutered and achieve a point ranking of over 200 points are awarded the title of "Grand Champion".
  • Neutered cats can be shown in a class called "Premier" and achieve the title of "Grand Premier".
  • Cats which meet the standards of the breed as confirmed by six judges at one show are awarded "winners ribbon" by each judge and are awarded the lowest title of "Champion".
  • Kittens from the age of 4 to 8 months compete in a separate "Kitten" class, and are also able to achieve the title of "National Winner" and "Regional Winner", but can not become Grand Champions or Grand Premiers until reaching adulthood at 8 months of age.
  • Adult cats being shown at a show with no existing title are referred to as "Open", although they are still eligible to compete for gran points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CFA history". Cfainc.org. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  2. ^ "::: CFA On The Move :::". Showcatsonline.com. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  3. ^ "CFA list of breeds". Cfa.org. Archived from the original on 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  4. ^ "CFA Cat Show Information". ShowCatCentral.com. 1999-02-22. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  5. ^ "CFA Title Information". Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, California: ShowCatCentral.com. 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 

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