The Exotic Breed Takes Over Top Spot from Persian Breed for the First Time
The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Most Popular Cats!
Pictured: CFA’s Best Exotic for 2014, GC, BW, NW Dandys Hey Jude of Ivy Cat, a cream spotted tabby male, bred by Natalie Blakeley and P & R Degolyer and owned by Natalie Blakeley and Pam Degolyer.
Busy cat owners who like the look of a Persian, but don’t have time for daily grooming sessions, have made the Exotic the most popular cat breed according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) 2014 registration statistics. The Exotic is bred to meet the Persian standard in every way with one very special exception: the coat. The thick, plush, short coat gives the Exotic a soft, rounded, teddy bear look. Based on registration statistics, the Exotic took over the top spot from the Persian breed.
Take a look at the ranking of all of CFA’s breeds here.
We cannot wait to show you this great video which shows what is involved in feline agility competition which is just like the one coming up and will be hosted by the CFA’s San Diego Cat Club this weekend !
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.
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
GC, NW WYNTERWYND CLAIR DE LUNE
Blue Russian Blue Female
B/O: Annette Wilson
GC TOMBROCK’S CHOPIN
Black Exotic Male
B: Salvatore Cuccu, Giovanni Giordano
O: Salvatore Cuccu, Maria Christina Bertello, Giovanni Giordano
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!
Taylor Swift is so cute! She has worn a number of cat-themed items lately from a cat themed t-shirt to a polka dot sweater with a cat face in one of the polka dots and our favorite black cat skirt below.
We know cat fashion is all the rage this year as evidenced by the Lily Pulitzer Scarf we showed a few weeks back and Taylor is proving once again she is right in style.
We know Taylor adores cats, especially her cat Meredith, a Scottish Fold. Meredith even has her own followers on Twitter. The Cat Fanciers’ Association Scottish Fold Breed Profile says, “Due to the rarity of the Fold, AND due to the fact that not every kitten born has folded ears, it is very hard for the supply to keep up with the demand.” We are glad to see that Taylor has found the purrfect feline companion.
What is feline agility? Feline agility competition is one of CFA’s most popular programs. Cats are trainable and can learn how to run through an agility ring and weave through poles, jump through hoops and over bars and run through tunnels.
Take a look at Galinda, a Blue Point Himalayan as she works her “magic” on the agility course!