Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Ken - Just checking out the Persian standard for AACE - oh wow I love it, especially since Persians with long roman noses get penalized. PERFECT!
Thank You!, I know the Breeders will be glad to hear it!! Since they, along with the breed chairs, are the ones that decide the standard. Of course there is one caveat..... Our standards should be similar to the other larger associations, so as not to keep them out of competition, plus we don't want cats that are peculiar looking to the rest of the fancy.
Alot of our members also show in CFA and TICA (I don't), and one of them brought me a newspaper article about one of their cats, from the early 60's.
It was a Persian and the look was Soooooooo different then, I think I prefer them today as then.
I know a couple of UFO judges, and trust me they do handle cats, although I don't exactly know the procedure for them. I know it took me a little over 2 years to be out of probationary status, and that was after a year of training and breeding a cat of my own to Grand Champion. It was harder still because when I started Munchkins were not accepted for championship status sooo all together, I think it took me almost 6 years to become a licensed specialty Judge. AllBreed is a bit harder.... I can't have ANY mistakes in Judging for 2 years, and every eye is on my final sheets... it can be a bit stressfull. But I enjoy it!
**I am now officially done hijacking this thread.... sorry**