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Entering household pet?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hello,
I was wondering if anyone knows how you enter a "household pet" category in a cat show? (TICA or CFA) Do they have some sort of registration for household pets or do you just fill out the show's entry form?

Also, on the entry form there is a "kitten" class, is that only for purebred kittens or can you enter that with a household pet kitten as well?
post #2 of 13
CFA doesn't have a registration for household pets (HHP) - you just enter them in the HHP class. Fill out the color, neuter/spay, Name of cat, birthday and owner. That's all CFA needs.

For TICA/ACFA you can enter in HHP without registration. If you choose later, you can "register" them (ask at the show). You will need the above like in CFA in addition you will list them as long or shorthair and they would be in the OPEN class.

Have someone at the show (TICA/ACFA) help you with the "titles" after you register them.


The Kitten class is for purebreds only - not for HHPs.
post #3 of 13
In TICA the cat/kitten must be registered as a HHP or HHPK. You can show once using "pending" as the registration number. But keep in mind you won't get any of the points or titles for that show until you provide the registration number to the TICA EO.

It is very easy to register a cat as a HHP or HHPK.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info! Do you know where I can find the registration form for the TICA to register a household pet? Or should I just get it at the show?
post #5 of 13
Should be on TICA's website, but you can get it at the show - ask the Master Clerk for one if its not in the catalog. If you want to register the cat and are showing both days, be sure to do so on the first day and hand in the paperwork/check to the Master Clerk so any awards will be counted on the 2nd day.
post #6 of 13
Here is the link to the HHP form. As you will see it is a very simple form.

http://ticaeo.com/Content/Forms/Form...gistration.pdf
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the link! I see it says something about them being altered. Do they have to be altered to register? I read that CFA accepts unaltered kittens under a certain age, but I was not sure if TICA does as well. My vet recommends waiting to alter until kittens reach a certain age...
post #8 of 13
Alter or Premiers (CFA speak) have to be neutered (using the generic term here) by 8 months to be shown as a Premier. All HHP cats also must be neutered by 8 months.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Nekochan View Post
Thanks for the link! I see it says something about them being altered. Do they have to be altered to register? I read that CFA accepts unaltered kittens under a certain age, but I was not sure if TICA does as well. My vet recommends waiting to alter until kittens reach a certain age...
I believe they can be whole in the kitten class but must be neutered by 8mos. for the adult class. When we showed HHP we had her neutered by the first kitten show.
post #10 of 13
You can show a kitten (purebred or HHP) up to 8 months old without being neutered.

When is the show? If not for a month or two, you could schedule it soon to be done. The judges will NOT take off if tummy hair is not back - they would rather see that and know the cat is spayed
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
There are two shows I'm considering. One is TICA and it's at the end of January, the other is CFA and it's at the end of February. My vet said she recommends to wait to neuter until 6 months old...

I don't know though, I keep hearing that cats do well in HHP if they have something interesting/unusual about them... He's just a regular mackeral tabby with white. The only thing even slightly unusual about him is that he is rather large for his age. Would he do well?
I've been getting him used to being handled and held up and things like that...


(photo from when he was 10 weeks old)
post #12 of 13
He looks like a sweetheart Get him used to playing with feather toys and other small toys like a judge would be using. Shiny, sparkle, etc. As long as he's agreeable to being handled and stretched out and played with on a table, he should do fine
post #13 of 13
Purrsonality counts for a lot in HHP - some judges call it the "purr" factor. Over here, there's a simple DSH tuxedo that was found at the 7/11 that does very well indeed!
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