Velvetkist Don’t Touch My Tutu took Best in Show honors at the 2017 Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) Cat Show presented by Royal Canin. The event, which is the national’s largest pedigreed cat show in the nation, was held this past weekend, November 18 – 19, in Portland, OR. It drew entries from around the world.
The dilute Calico female Persian six-month-old kitten is bred and owned by Noralyn Heisig from Maryland. Heisig is no stranger to the CFA’s International Shows. In 2014 Velvetkist Pack’n Heat of Krimpurrs took Best In Show honors at the 2014 International Cat Show. Then in 2016, Velvetkist Designer Genes was named second runner-up at the International Cat Show.
Also taking honors at the 2017 CFA International Cat Show presented by Royal Canin were:
1st Runner Up
GC, DW, Chapter XXI Gabu
Black Male Bombay
Breeder: Phebe Low, Sig & Sharyn Hauck
Owner: Phebe Low, Sig & Sharyn Hauck, SM Wong, Wong My
2nd Runner UP
GC, GP, BW, NW Parti Wai Hear Me Roar
Red & White Persian Neuter
Breeder: Gloria Busselman
Owner: Carol Warrens & Gloria Busselman
“CFA congratulates Noralyn and everyone who participated in the show,” said Mark Hannon, CFA President. “We also thank the many exhibitors who flew in from around the world to compete and to the people of Portland for making us feel welcomed.”
More than 500 cats, representing 41 breeds, competed for top honors in the largest pedigreed cat show in the country.
Jason Taylor, Royal Canin National PRO Sales Director, added: “This year’s event attracted an incredible showcase of pedigreed cats from around the world. We are proud to support the Cat Fancier’s Association through our title sponsorship of the International and would like to congratulate all of the winners!”
Royal Canin, a leading global pet nutrition company specializing in breed-specific nutrition, has spent nearly half a century developing diets that are highly palatable and provide complete and balanced nutrition for cats.
Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. was founded in 1906 as a not-for-profit association of member clubs and is the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats. CFA’s mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of ALL cats. CFA promotes education, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. CFA and its affiliate clubs work nationally with local shelters to help humanely reduce homeless and feral cat populations and to encourage voluntary neuter/spay of pet cats.
Royal Canin USA
Royal Canin USA is a leader in science-based cat and dog health nutrition. Founded by a veterinarian in 1968, Royal Canin has more than 40 years of experience in delivering individualized nutritional solutions. In collaboration with an expert team of nutritionists, breeders and veterinarians from around the world, Royal Canin places cats and dogs at the central point of the innovation process. The Royal Canin product line offers a range of diets based on size, age, breed, lifestyle and therapeutic requirements. Royal Canin diets are available at veterinary hospitals and pet specialty stores nationwide. Royal Canin is a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. To learn more about Royal Canin, visit www.royalcanin.com and “LIKE” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/royalcanin.us.