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post #1 of 12
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I see a lot of you show your kitties and I was wondering how you got started showing. I know the kitty needs to be certified (TICA/CFA) in order to show, so I was wondering how you get all that done? I know with dogs, the AKC and UKC have a limited registration that you can do for a dog who's not papered, I was wondering if they have the same thing for kitties? What are the fee's involved? I know they had a show here last year before but I didn't find out about it till after the show and I'd like to go and maybe see one, maybe even get Rosalie involved (she's not papered and was a CL rescue which is why I'm asking). Thanks for any information you can give, I greatly appreciate it
post #2 of 12
You can show in HHP in TICA and CFA.
The fees are not always the same when you enter a show.
I pay anywhere from $55 to $125 to show my sphynx depending on the show and how many days they are.
Do you want to show in TICA or CFA?
post #3 of 12
Domestics are called Household Pet, or Companion Cats and compete against other domestics.

TICA and CFA have shows listed on their websites, there are other association as well hopefully someone can link to those.
http://ticamembers.org/calendar/
http://www.cfainc.org/exhibitors/show-schedule.html

If you want to tell people where you are located I'm sure someone can tell you when the next show is in your area.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
What's the difference between the two? (looked into it a bit but couldn't see).
post #5 of 12
TICA gives titles to HHP pets CFA does not.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the calendars! I'm located in El Paso, Tx (far west of Tx, 7-ish hrs from San Antonio). I didn't see anything in the area but ill look again tomorrow. I guess I'd prefer to title if she was being shown but its just for fun so either would be fine. I'm doing some road tripping next summer as well so I'll keep an eye on those dates!
post #7 of 12
You don't actually have to be registered in the organizations to show in the household pet class, you just have to fill out the show's entry form.
In TICA, if you want to get household pet titles you have to register your cats, but they can enter one show with their registration listed as "pending". This means if you wanted to try out a show before paying to register in TICA, you can enter the show and put "pending" where the entry form asks for the cat's registration number. After the show you can register your cat and claim the points from the show. In CFA they don't give titles or keep track of points with household pets at all. Some of the local cat clubs do give awards to the household pets and keep track of points for CFA shows though.

Show entry fees for household pets can vary. In CFA the household pet entries are usually cheaper, often $25-40. In TICA the entry fees are the same for purebred and household pets since they can all earn titles, and they tend to be around $50-70 for a two-day show. I've never shown in ACFA so I don't know what their fees are like.

The way I started was in a "fun" show. This was part of a big pet expo, and it was just a stand-alone show for household pets only, not part of any of the cat organizations. The judges explained a lot about how cat shows usually work and it was a little bit more informal than a regular cat show. I liked it so I looked up other cat shows coming up and entered a few. I found it helped to join a Yahoo Group about household pet showing to get more info on it as well.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
TICA gives titles to HHP pets CFA does not.
That's a shame, if they are shown there should be titles to gain. Our companion cats are not Champions like the pedigrees, but Ruby, Emerald, Diamond etc.
post #9 of 12
There has been talk about changing the way HHP is done in CFA.
We will see what happens.
post #10 of 12
If you have a purebred cat, then you need to register it in CFA/ACFA/TICA before you show. However, all of the associations have a household pet class where mixed breeds and unregistered purebreds (that don't meet the standard) can be shown without being registered.

In ACFA & TICA you can register and win titles equal to the purebreds for the household pets.

Most people start off showing their household pet and if they like showing (and the cat too), they usually wind up in a few years with a purebred show cat and show in the alter class. Then if they really are serious, they will get into showing and breeding purebreds. Some prefer to just show household pets.

The basic requirements are spayed/neutered if 8 months or older and not declawed (CFA bans declawing of any cat) - ACFA/TICA allows them but doesn't encourage it.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Nekochan View Post
In CFA they don't give titles or keep track of points with household pets at all. Some of the local cat clubs do give awards to the household pets and keep track of points for CFA shows though.
This is not true. CFA's central office does not keep track of the points, but volunteers within individual regions do keep track of the points and the regions will recognize winning cats at the end of the show season.

I believe that HHP cats may be eligible to compete in CFA's agility for titles in the future, according to the June board meeting (pg 177)-- http://www.cfa.org/org/minutes/Jun09-minutes.pdf
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by FerrisCat View Post
This is not true. CFA's central office does not keep track of the points, but volunteers within individual regions do keep track of the points and the regions will recognize winning cats at the end of the show season.
Yeah that is what I meant by local cat clubs keeping track, the regions.
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