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.
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.
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.
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!!