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Cat Fanciers Association Overview

February 13, 2018

Cat Fanciers Association Overview

Cat Fanciers Association overview

Cat Fanciers Association The Gatekeeper for Cat Registries

Just as the sport of dogs has the American Kennel Club, so does the cat show world have registries. These registries have dedicated themselves to keeping breeding records honest and reliable and for acting as ambassadors for the cat world. 

The Cat Fanciers Association is recognized as one of the authoritative in the cat world.

The Cat Fanciers Association was founded in 1906 and has never looked back.  Volume 1 of the Stud Book was released in 1909.

Mirriam Webster: STUD BOOK an official record (as in a book) of the pedigree of purebred animals (such as horses, dogs or cats).

The Stud Book is used as a record of tracing the lineage of bloodlines. This preserves the legacy of each breeding and provides historical information for current and future generations of cat breeders and fanciers.

By 1920 the CFA was positioned to be the dominant registry of pedigreed cats that is recognized as today.

Today's CFA oversees a myriad of cat related events and behind the scenes efforts. From cat registration to issuing pedigrees to education, cat shows and cat related legislation, the CFA is there, working tirelessly to advance the world of purebred cats.

 The Cat Fanciers Association recognizes 42 different cat breeds. Over time we will have an overview of every single breed below and look at others!

  • Abyssinian
  • American Bobtail
  • American Curl
  • American Shorthair
  • American Wirehair
  • Balinese
  • Bengal
  • Birman
  • Bombay
  • British Shorthair
  • Burmese
  • Burmilla
  • Chartreux
  • Colorpoint Shorthair
  • Cornish Rex
  • Devon Rex
  • Egyptian Mau
  • European Burmese
  • Exotic
  • Havana Brown
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Korat
  • LaPerm
  • Maine Coon
  • Manx
  • Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Ocicat
  • Oriental
  • Persian
  • Ragamuffin
  • Ragdoll
  • Russian Blue
  • Scottish Fold
  • Selkirk Rex
  • Siamese
  • Siberian
  • Singapura
  • Somali
  • Sphynx
  • Tonkinese
  • Turkish Angora
  • Turkish Van

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