Cat Show Etiquette

So, you have never been to a CFA cat show and are planning on going this year?

Shows are listed on catshows.us as well as on CFA’s site. Note that the CFA site has contact info for the most part and has the complete schedule.  Catshows.us has three months listed at a time.

Below are some things to keep in mind before going to the show.

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Photo: Larry Johnson

If you are looking for a particular breed, you can look up the show flyer on CFA’s catshows.us site and email the entry clerk to see if any breeders of that breed have entered. They will usually know by mid-week.  The flyer will also have contact info for other show personnel as well as starting and closing times and admission fees.

When you are visiting what we call the “benching area” or the area where the cats and owners are seated when not being judged, you will want to talk to the breeders in this area. Don’t be discouraged if the breeder cannot talk because s/he is either getting the cat ready or to a ring.  Ask when would be a good time to come back. Each breeder has his or own process for placing their cats. There may even be kittens or cats for sale at the show.

You can look for orange cages in the benching area if you have general questions about the show.  The cages are homes for CFA’s Ambassador Cats. Feel free to ask questions of the CFA Ambassador– that is the person with the ASK ME button on. The Ambassador cat is also a cat to pet and visit.

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Photo: Mark Hannon

The benching area is the cat’s resting, safe area.  Do not open cages without permission and please  ask permission of the owner before petting the cat.

Note that the judging ring is for judges and cats who are being judges.  Spectators are not allowed in the area behind the judges and in front of the cages.  There is a place to sit in front of the ring.  Some judges converse while they are judging, while others do not.  If you do have a question, you can ask the judge’s assistant, known as the clerk who is seated at the table with the judge.  S/he will be able to guide you.

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Photo: Kathleen Landy

Most of all, have fun while you are visiting our show!  We look forward to seeing you!

 

Congratulations Best-of-the-Best in Show for the 2015 CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter International Cat Show

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NAMED BEST-OF-THE-BEST IN SHOW

2015 CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter World Championship Cat Show

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Photo: Larry Johnson

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 1 year and one month old Red Classic Tabby & White Shorthair Male Manx was named Best in Show at the 2015 CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter World Championship Cat Show on November 22, 2015.  One cat from each show (Red and Purple) was chosen in Championship and Premiership and one longhair and one shorthair kitten were also selected from each show. Selection was based on total points earned. The six cats were judged by CFA All Breed Judges Sharon Roy of Manchester, NH;  Kayoko Koizumi of Japan; and Hope Gonano of Port Orange, Florida who selected their first and second runners up along with the Best Cat in Show.

BEST IN SHOW

GC, RW BRIAR MAR’S GOOD TO BE ME

Red Classic Tabby & White Shorthair Male Manx

Breeder: Omar Gonzalez, Gary Veach, Suki Lee

Owner: Omar Gonzalez, Gary Veach

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Photo: Larry Johnson

 

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Photo: Larry Johnson

FIRST RUNNER-UP

DOTDOTDOT’S SAM I AM

Chocolate Spotted Male Ocicat Kitten

Breeders/Owners: Roger & Nancy Brown

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Photo: Larry Johnson

SECOND RUNNER-UP

ASTRAL CHARM 5TH ELEMENT  

Calico Female Persian Kitten

Breeders/Owners: Robert & Debbie Rosas

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Photo: Larry Johnson

Go to the CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter International Cat Show Nov. 21-22

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Download your coupon at http://www.cfaworldshow.org/coupon/

The third annual Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA)/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter International Cat Show will offer a number of activities and events for children and families. During the event, which takes place November 21-22, 2015 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, in Oaks, Pennsylvania, there will be children’s authors, face-painting, agility and fun competitions, educational presentations, and ambassadors available to talk about everything cat-related, among other activities.

Some of the many things for families to see and do at the show include:

Kitten Bowl: kittens from area shelters will compete on the indoor gridiron on Saturday, November 21 at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cats will be from participating shelters Stray Cat Blues, Forever Home and Cat Crew. Pick your own forever friend among the kittens who are competing, as well as other shelter cats at the show.

Feline Agility: A pre-entered competition open to any cat, so a household pet could be the overall winner as easily as could a top winning grand champion. Watch as cats weave in and out of obstacle courses most thought only dogs would navigate.

Kids Read Cats: Taking place on both Saturday and Sunday, authors Kristen Heimerl and Mary Jane Cogan will read from and share activities related to their cat-focused books. Kids Read Cats will take place at 11:00, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 both days.

Heimerl will present her new book, “Inspector Dewey,” inspired by her experience with an intruder “and her three magnificent Norwegian Forest Cats who … helped catch the bad guy on their block.” She donates half the profits from each book sold to help fund vet care for struggling families.

Cogan will share a love for both cats and limericks with activities related to her book, “There Once Was a Cat: Limericks for Cat Lovers of All Ages.” The award-winning book “combines the antics of cats with lighthearted limerick poetry for a colorful, educational and fun-filled reading experience.”

Free educational seminars: topics such as “Origins of the Domestic Cat and History of Breeds,” or “Do You Have a Star at Home – Showing YOUR Household Pet,” and much more.”

Visitors also will be able shop the Meow Mall, featuring vendors for feline enthusiasts with items such as cat toys, grooming tools, mouse pads, cat trees, jewelry and more.

The CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter International Cat Show is the largest pedigreed cat show in the Western Hemisphere and this global event will find cat fanciers from North America, Europe, Japan and China competing to earn a place in cat show history. Two separate shows with 500 cats per show will take place simultaneously in a total of 16 competitive judging rings. Judges will evaluate the feline contestants in Kitten, Championship and Premiership (altered cats) categories. The event will culminate on Sunday afternoon as one cat is awarded the top honor of Best of the Best in Show.

There is free parking at the Expo Center. Show admission is $11 for adults; $7 for children (4-12) and Children 3 and under are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at the door and coupons are available online.

CFA’s Best Household Pet in the North Atlantic Region Stars in Animal Planet’s Halftime Show

Great news! We just got word that CFA’s 2009-2010’s Best Household Pet in the North Atlantic Region was on Animal Planet’s Kitty Half-time Show on Sunday, February 1, 2015.   BamBam, owned by Diane Bove starred as Katty Furry on the show.  Congratulations to BamBam! Take a look at this talented feline! Photo: Courtesy Diane Bove

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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

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Cream and White Persian Male Neuter

 

B: Noralyn Heisig

 

O: Noralyn Heisig, Beth Holly

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FIRST RUNNER-UP

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Blue Russian Blue Female

B/O: Annette Wilson

 

 

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SECOND RUNNER-UP

 

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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

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Chocolate Spotted Male Ocicat

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

SECOND RUNNER-UP

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Blue Point Neuter Birman

B: Karen Lane / Sandy Faust

Highest Scoring Cats in Each Category

 

Kitten  

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Chocolate Spotted Male Ocicat Kitten

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

 

Championship

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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

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!