The Cat Fanciers’ Association Releases Most Popular Registered Cat Names

 

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Jem-Dandy Gizmo Photo: Svetlana Levchenko

Did your cat’s name make the list?  

Pedigreed cat owners are following an on-going trend of selecting cute and cuddly human cat names along with the names of pop culture characters as names for their beloved felines.

Based on CFA registration statistics from 2014, the top names are:

  1. Coco
  2. Bella
  3. Luna
  4. Daisy
  5. Alice
  6. Lily
  7. Candy
  8. Lucky

Based on CFA registration statistics over the last 30 years, the top names are:

  1. Gizmo
  2. Samantha
  3. Tiffany
  4. Sasha
  5. Princess
  6. Cleopatra
  7. Jasmine
  8. Angel
  9. Chloe
  10. Sabrina

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Gizmo Photo: Debra Clayton

Names are selected by the breeder and/or owner when a cat is registered with CFA.  The breeder’s cattery name is on the prefix and the owner’s cattery name is on the suffix.  Following a naming trend of the past several years, what we choose to name our pets indicate our preference for making our cats members of our family.  Names such as Coco, Alice and Bella are reminiscent of days gone by.  Names that end in ly such as Daisy, Candy, Chloe and Lucky are cute and cuddly and demonstrate the personal affinity we have for our cats.  Gizmo is from the film, Gremlins and Luna is most likely named after Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter book series.

 

Show Your Household Pet in CFA and Compete for National Awards

Starting with the 2015-2016 show season in CFA, you can now compete for regional and national awards with your household pet!

First, you must get a recording number for your household pet from CFA. You can still show your household pet without a recording number, but it will not count for points.

Points will be calculated the same way that regional points are calculated in the pedigreed classes. Best Household Pet in the ring receives a score equal to the number of cats competing less 1. 2nd Best receives 95% of the score that Best receives, and that procedure continues in 5% decrements.

Household Pets will keep their highest scoring 100 rings each season, towards year-end awards.

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CFA All Breed Judge Sharon Powell judging the Household Pet Class.

Only rings that are judged by a CFA-licensed judge, an approved guest judge, or a CFA judge trainee, will be scored for awards. Celebrity judges such as a local vet or radio/TV personality will not be scored – if celebrity judges are used by a club, the show flyer must state which Household Pet rings will be scored for CFA Household Pet points and awards.

The Grand Household Pet title:

CFA will award the title of Grand Household Pet (abbreviated GH) to a household pet that earns 200 points from a minimum of six different judges. There is no time limit for these points – they can be earned over different show seasons. The GC title must be claimed from CFA for a fee.

Household Pets earning their GH will receive a certificate from CFA, and the title will become part of the cat’s record.

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HHP Grand, Gromit Owned by Julie Benzer

Julie said of her experience wit Gromit, “I think one of the best parts about showing HHPs is that every judge is different. Because there is no set standard for HHPs, they have each had to develop their own criteria for judging and ranking the cats. So while one judge might not particularly like your cat, the next one might fall in love with it. It’s also the one class where you get to see some of the truly magnificent colors and patterns pulled off by Mother Nature when she is left to her own devices.”

The Grand Household Pet of Distinction title:

CFA will award the title of Grand Household Pet of Distinction (abbreviated GHD) to Household Pets that earn 30 finals in each of three separate show seasons, with a minimum of 250 points earned in each of those seasons. The show seasons do not have to be consecutive – seasons prior to the start of the program in May 2015 cannot be used for the title. The GHD title must be claimed from CFA for a fee.
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Household Pets earning their GHD will receive a certificate from CFA, and the title will become part of the cat’s record.

Come join the fun!!

CFA/Dr. Elsey World Championship Cat Show Winners

The excitement of the two day event came to a colorful end on Sunday with the selection of Best-of-the-Best in Show Winner, a 4 year and seven month old Bi-Color Persian Male Cream and White Neuter was named Best in Show of 1,000 cats at the 2014 CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter World Championship Cat Show on November 23, 2014.  One cat from each show (Red and Purple) was chosen in each of the three categories in Kitten, Championship and Premiership. Selection was based on total points earned. The six cats were judged by CFA All Breed Judges Larry Adkison of Springfield, MO; Diana Doernberg of Akron, OH; and Kathy Black of Duncan, OK who selected their first and second runners up along with the Best Cat in Show.

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BEST IN SHOW

GC, GP, NW VELVETKIST PACK’N HEAT OF KRIMPURRS

Cream and White Persian Male Neuter

 

B: Noralyn Heisig

 

O: Noralyn Heisig, Beth Holly

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FIRST RUNNER-UP

GC, NW WYNTERWYND CLAIR DE LUNE

Blue Russian Blue Female

B/O: Annette Wilson

 

 

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SECOND RUNNER-UP

 

GC TOMBROCK’S CHOPIN

Black Exotic Male

B: Salvatore Cuccu, Giovanni Giordano

O: Salvatore Cuccu, Maria Christina Bertello, Giovanni Giordano

GC Belamy Desiderata of Cinema Named Best in Show at 2013 CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter World Championship Cat Show

The excitement of the two day event came to a colorful end on Sunday with the selection of Best in Show Winner, a 1 year and four month old Calico Persian Female was named Best in Show of 1,000 cats at the 2013 CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter World Championship Cat Show on November 24, 2013.  

Desi is bred by M. Vowe and Owned by Connie Stewart, Blake Mayes, and Dennis Adler.  

One cat from each show (Red and Purple) was chosen in each of the three categories in Kitten, Championship and Premiership.  Selection was based on total points earned. The six cats were judged by CFA All Breed Judge Wayne Trevathan of Hollywood, Florida who selected his first and second runner up and named his Best in Show.  

FIRST RUNNER-UP

DOTDOTDOT BORNINTHEUSA of WILDRAIN

Chocolate Spotted Male Ocicat

B/O: Roger & Nancy Brown and David & Carol Freels

SECOND RUNNER-UP

GP SANDESOX JUSTSWEETNESS of WHITESOX

Blue Point Neuter Birman

B: Karen Lane / Sandy Faust

Highest Scoring Cats in Each Category

 

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DOTDOTDOT REFLECTIONS OF WILD RAIN

Chocolate Spotted Male Ocicat Kitten

B/O: Roger & Nancy Brown and David & Carol Freels

 

Championship

GC BOBERAN MY FAIR LADY OF LOX-NOTT

Copper-Eyed White Female Persian

B: Randy Primmer/Robert Farber

O: Yoonai and Sophia Staples, Randy Primmer, Robert Farber

Premiership

GP SUAVARE’S DARK SECRET OF PENOBSCOTT

Black Persian Neuter

B: Carolyn-Stephen Vogel

O: Ginger Gunlock, Jo Ann McKinster, Carolyn and Stephen Vogel

Hello Kitty! Good-bye Iron as Monopoly Voters Make Their Choice

It’s the Year of the Cat! At least in Monopoly!  Thanks to all of the support from the fans of the CFA Facebook page!

Photo: Hasbro

Today, Hasbro, the makers of the family-favorite game Monopoly, revealed on Wednesday, February 6!

The boot, iron and wheelbarrow drew the least support from fans, while the Scottie dog received the most support. In the end, fans voted out the Iron.

The cat received the most votes in a close race. Edging out the diamond ring and the robot to take first place.

The new token is expected to make its debut in mid- to late 2013. Until then, fans can still buy games with the old tokens.

Vote for the CAT in Monopoly Token Contest

Join CFA in the Vote for the Cat!  Hasbro, the maker of the board game, Monopoly, is holding a Facebook contest to eliminate one of the eight current tokens which identify the players and to introduce a new token.  And, one of the proposed tokens is a CAT!

With approximately 86.4 million owned cats in the United States, the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats encourages you to cast your vote so that the most popular animal in the U.S. can be included in the game of Monopoly!  Facebook fans have until February 5 to vote on which piece to eliminate and which one to add.   Cast your Vote Today!

 

Finding the Perfect Christmas Toy for Your Cat

Play is essential to your cat’s health and well-being and a perfect opportunity for you to interact with your cat.

There are many options: Shiny teaser toys, mice filled with catnip, bizzy balls, lasers and more! When looking for the best toy for your cat, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind.

  1. Choose toys for your cat as you would choose a toy for your child.  Make sure your chosen toy has nothing that can stick him or that he can accidentally swallow. So be mindful of sharp edges, pins, string and objects that can be potentially harmful.
  2. Find toys where you and your cat can play and where she can get exercise and have a good time!  I love any kind of teaser toy, I just make sure that when I am not playing with my cat that the teaser toy is put away, just in case.

When all else fails, you can always wrap up and use a paper bag, paper box or crumpled piece of paper it works just as well!

 

CFA Holds Largest Cat Show in North America!

Do you live in or near Columbus, OH? Come on over to the CFA/Royal Canin World Championship Cat Show at the Columbus Convention Center on November 17-18, 2012!

You will see cats, cats and more cats at the largest show in North America.

20 rings of judging, educational seminars, feline agility competition, breed booths where you can see the cats up close, Ambassdador Pet Me Cats where you can touch and interact with the cats, Garfield appearances and more!

 Fun for the whole family!