General articles about the Cat Fanciers Association
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- A List of Dated Articles About CFA
PandEcats.com archives ALL articles that we publish. Some articles become dated over time, but are still of interest from an historical perspective... so, if you are wondering when CFA made a color change in the Persian breed standard, or what the Exotic Breed Secretary was thinking in 2001, this is where to loolk!
- 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...
- AOV - Any Other Variety
AOV, or Any Other Variety, refers to a cat that is a breed or color or has a characteristic that makes it unacceptable for show competition, while it is allowable for registration and breeding purposes.
- Betty "Flossie" Yadlosky: In Memorium
The cat fancy has lost "Flossie" Yadlosky of Sunval Himalayans ...
- Blue Silver & Blue Golden Persians Accepted For Championship Status In CFA
CFA has accepted the Dilute Blue Silver/Golden Persians....
- * 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: A Comparison
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 Permanent Cattery Name
Do you know if you qualify to have your cattery name permanently registered in CFA?
- * 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
Download the CFA Show Rules and CFA Breed Standards free from the CFA website.
- CFA Shows Outside the US & Canada
This article looks at the countries around the world where participation in CFA shows is growing . . .
- 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...
- * Classic vs Mackerel: Persian Tabby Patterns in CFA
Tabby Persians can come in one of two patterns: Classic or Mackerel. Do you know the difference?
- 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.
- Comparing Persian Breed Standards From Different Registries
Are all breed standards created equal?
- 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.
- Five Generation Pedigree for Persians
The CFA board has changed their mind about the 8-generation requirement for registering Persians from other associations
- International 2004 - A Personal View
A breeder shares her own experiences at the International.
- Longhaired Exotics Accepted For Championship Status In CFA
At long last, CFA has accepted the Longhaired Exotic to be shown for titles in the show ring. There are some compromises of which you should be aware....
- * 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??
- Meaning of the Ribbons at a CFA Cat Show
What each ribbon is for and how your cat earns them.
- * Meet The Breeds: The Persian Breed Booth
Follow the evolution of the Persian Breed Booth that debuted at the first "Meet The Breeds" show ...
- 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?
- Point Charts & E-Points
Essential Tools for Your Campaign or just granding your cat in CFA.
- * Protests Between Cat Breeders
Anyone can file a protest against a cat breeder with their registering organization. Understanding what you can and cannot file a protest about and how to 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.
- Show Count Announcements
Why should cat clubs be required to announce their show counts?
- Show Ring Number Cards
This article includes downloadable templates for printing sets of show number cards for both CFA and TICA
- * Understanding E-Points
E-Points are a monthly list of the show standings of cats in CFA.
- * When is a Persian Not a Persian?
Not all Persians are created equal. A Persian in one cat registry can be a Longhaired Exotic in another... so Buyer Beware (and informed!)
- 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.
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