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Persian Show Mentor

post #1 of 19
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Looking for some tips on showing, and such. I know my babies are not whats winning in the modern persian ring. but it doesnt hurt to go to a few and at least see how we do! And i want to do it right anyone have some time to mentor little old me on that you can only learn so much from articles
post #2 of 19
These babies are CFA registered, aren't they? CFA actually has a "mentoring" program you can apply for, and they'll match you up with someone from what I understand.

More info: CFA Mentor Program
post #3 of 19
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yes they are and i am signed up..but according to the email i got its going to take a while..to match me up with someone. *sigh sigh* and my show is in Sept
post #4 of 19
Get in touch with Sam/Wellington Cats. She is showing her Bridget and I believe working her way up the judging ladder.
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by gemlady
Get in touch with Sam/Wellington Cats. She is showing her Bridget and I believe working her way up the judging ladder.
Sam is not in US. Won't even be the same rules.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
yes they are and i am signed up..but according to the email i got its going to take a while..to match me up with someone. *sigh sigh* and my show is in Sept
Bummer . Is it a fairly local show? Perhaps you could get in touch with someone working the show and ask if they know of anyone local you could hook up with, or get in touch with the local cat club?
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by elizwithcat
Sam is not in US. Won't even be the same rules.

Yup hense why i didnt contact her. sniff sniff
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Bummer . Is it a fairly local show? Perhaps you could get in touch with someone working the show and ask if they know of anyone local you could hook up with, or get in touch with the local cat club?

I have an email into a couple of the locals from that club. I am thinking of contactinf a few local breeders to see if they show..maybe they can help..
post #9 of 19
I'm helping out Scamper - I've shown cats for over 25 yrs and am familar with long and short hair cats (am also a retired ACFA household pet judge) so we are working on her questions, etc.

I may even get to meet her at the show since we live in the same state!
post #10 of 19
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which would be great! and i thank you so much for your help!
post #11 of 19
Hope you two have a great relationship.

And good luck in the show ring!
post #12 of 19
I am curious - is it possible to show NOT pedigreed cats? I mean, it's probably pointless but is there like a DSH category or something? I know that will probably sound abundantly stupid to regular cat-showers and breeders but I am so in love with my girls - I think at least Sunday and Sashka would win prizes just on physical beauty alone.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
I am curious - is it possible to show NOT pedigreed cats? I mean, it's probably pointless but is there like a DSH category or something? I know that will probably sound abundantly stupid to regular cat-showers and breeders but I am so in love with my girls - I think at least Sunday and Sashka would win prizes just on physical beauty alone.

there is a household pet category.and yes its for none pedigreed kitties. so you can show them
post #14 of 19
All North American cat associations (CFA, ACFA, TICA) have separate household pet cats classes. CFA will NOT allow declawed cats to be shown in any catagory (including HHP's), the others will allow but don't encourage it.

You can have pedigree (pet quality, not show quality) cats in there; tho a lot of judges will put non-pedigrees over them.

ACFA and TICA have special awards at the end of the year. HHP's in these associations have the same status - you can work on "champion/grand champion" by points for wins. The HHP's are quite competitive too - you can't just pick up a street cat and put them in a show - top HHP's are groomed and treated (sometimes better) then pedigrees.

The only requirement in all the associations is that any HHP over 8 months of age has to be neutered/spayed. A lot of people start out showing HHP's (I did) before moving into purebreds.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
I am curious - is it possible to show NOT pedigreed cats? I mean, it's probably pointless but is there like a DSH category or something? I know that will probably sound abundantly stupid to regular cat-showers and breeders but I am so in love with my girls - I think at least Sunday and Sashka would win prizes just on physical beauty alone.
In Australia there is a Domestic Shorthair section, yup!

I'm a Domestic judge and looking at your pictures with regards to colour and facial expression, I think Claire would do well. Not sure what her personality is like though.
post #16 of 19
Good luck on your quest to being an old hand at shows scamperfarms!
post #17 of 19
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thanks sam. I think if i do it in horses and dogs i can do it in cats too heh
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
thanks sam. I think if i do it in horses and dogs i can do it in cats too heh
Of course you can with the cats permission..hehe ...
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by sharky
Of course you can with the cats permission..hehe ...

true you do have to have their permission. Ares likes to be called pretty boy and likes when i brush him and call him my handsome show boy, LOL so i think i am buttering him up well enough
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