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All about Showing your Cat or Kitten


So, you have your new kitten, or cat, and you’d like to have a go at showing and bring home a prize or two.

There are four cat councils in QLD, and cat councils in every state of Australia.

For the web address for these councils please go to my links page.

As I show with QICC Inc. The steps on this page will delve mainly with them.

 

Training your cat for a show

Make sure your cat has some ‘cat carrier’ training, to ensure he does not get upset.  (to do this just pop him in the cat carrier for 5 mins to an hour every day or so till he gets used to it.)

Pop your cat up on a table, try and make him stand up, just pat him and stroke him, but don’t let him jump down, get visitors to pat him and stroke him to get him used to being handled by strangers.  Do this as often as you can.

Shows

At QICC your cat is divided into two categories, longhair and shorthair

Then your cat is entered in a sub category of 3 groups

Kitten to 9 months, no points or awards are offered for kittens

Cat from 9 months.  Can collect points and awards.

Neuter or Spay from 9 months. Can collect points and awards.

Most shows have 3 judges, sometimes more.

That means your cat will get judged 3 times on the day, with awards in each ring (one ring, one judge) to 10th place.  There are generally from 5 to 15 entries in each ring at a show, so the chances of getting a place out of 10 is fairly high.

Your cat is judged first in his ‘colour’ class, where he will be awarded ‘points’ for first place.

He gets an extra point for every extra cat in his colour class.  For example: there are 3 seal point ragdoll cats being shown on this day, and yours gets first.  He will get 10 points plus an extra 2 for the 2 extra cats he went against. Total of 12 points. For each judge.  If he wins all three times, he will go home with 36 points.  One more show for his Champion.

Then he gets judged in his ‘breed’ class for a place.  Then he gets placed in the ‘top ten’, where he is awarded a ribbon or a prize.

 

Your first show

1.       Go to all the cat councils web pages, and look up when the next show is on, and download a schedule.  Fill in the entry form with the details for your cat and send it off to the show manager at least a week before the show date.

2.      Arrange with your breeder, or the show manager for curtains and a cage for the show.

(later when you have got the show bug, you can make your own curtains or purchase them and a cage from the shows).   

3.       Most clubs will allow you to show a couple of times to see if you like it before becoming a member of a cat council.  But then you will need to choose.  Membership for a year is as little as $20.  You will need to become a member to be awarded your ‘titles’.

4.      Two or Three days before the show you will need to bath your cat, clip his claws, (same as you would do for a dog), and ensure he is healthy and flea free.

5.      The morning of the show when you first get up, make sure your cat is awake too, to have some breakfast and use the litter tray, it will be a long day. 

6.      Try and get to the show about an hour before judging starts to set up your cage, and give him a final groom and clean up before the show ‘starts’.

7.      Bring your own lunch if you like, but a canteen is usually available.  Enjoy your day.


Titles

Getting your cats titles can be very confusing, and each council is slightly different.

You need to be a member of your council to claim your points and titles.

When the correct amount of points are collected, these are then sent in to your council with a form and a fee.  Your title will be sent back on your cats pedigree.  Your cat also needs to be registered with your council.  Ribbons for each title can also be purchased for a fee of $10 each.

To collect your titles you must go through the following steps: 

Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 60 points, forward them to your registrar with a fee (usually $10.00) for your title.

Grand Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 60 points, forward them to your registrar for your champion title.

Double Grand Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 60 points, forward them to your registrar for your champion title.

Bronze Double Grand Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 100 points, forward them to your registrar for your champion title.

Silver Double Grand Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 100 points, forward them to your registrar for your champion title.

Gold Double Grand Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 100 points, forward them to your registrar for your champion title.

NOTE: If you exceed the required points for an elevation, the excess points are carried over.  A credit point slip will be sent to you with your title certificate and should be returned with the next title application for this cat.


For higher levels from GDGC is a bit different for each council.

I think with FCCQ you go on to collect another 100 points for a title of Platinum


With QICC Inc. Only, instead of a ‘colour’ class you will now go up against other ‘Gold’ titled cats in each ring.  The winner is given a ‘gold’ card.

Diamond Double Grand Champion – 10 Gold awards. Send them to your registrar, fee is $20.  You are awarded at your next show with a huge ribbon.

Argyle Double Grand Champion – 10 Gold awards. Send them to your registrar, fee is $20. You are awarded at your next show with a huge ribbon.

Opal Double Grand Champion – 10 Gold awards. Send them to your registrar, fee is $20. You are awarded at your next show with a huge ribbon.

.

ACF Titles

Alongside the above titles, the Australian Cat Federation also awards titles, Award of Excellence.  These are known as ACF AoE’s.

These are awarded to a male and a female cat  in the top 5 of each ring for cat and alter only.

10 award cards are required for each level, when collected these are also sent to your registrar with a fee of $20.  The registrar then forwards them on to ACF.  The levels are:

ACF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

ACF AOE BRONZE

ACF AOE SILVER

ACF AOE GOLD

ACF AOE SAPPHIRE

ACF AOE RUBY

ACF AOE EMERALD

ACF AOE DIAMOND

 

I think i have it all covered, it does seem a bit confusing, but you do get the hang of it all.

I hope this all helps.  If anyone spots any discrepancies please let me know and i will fix it.

Happy Showing.

Dee


 

All about Showing your Cat or Kitten


So, you have your new kitten, or cat, and you’d like to have a go at showing and bring home a prize or two.

There are four cat councils in QLD, and cat councils in every state of Australia.

For the web address for these councils please go to my links page.

As I show with QICC Inc. The steps on this page will delve mainly with them.

 

Training your cat for a show

Make sure your cat has some ‘cat carrier’ training, to ensure he does not get upset.  (to do this just pop him in the cat carrier for 5 mins to an hour every day or so till he gets used to it.)

Pop your cat up on a table, try and make him stand up, just pat him and stroke him, but don’t let him jump down, get visitors to pat him and stroke him to get him used to being handled by strangers.  Do this as often as you can.

Shows

At QICC your cat is divided into two categories, longhair and shorthair

Then your cat is entered in a sub category of 3 groups

Kitten to 9 months, no points or awards are offered for kittens

Cat from 9 months.  Can collect points and awards.

Neuter or Spay from 9 months. Can collect points and awards.

Most shows have 3 judges, sometimes more.

That means your cat will get judged 3 times on the day, with awards in each ring (one ring, one judge) to 10th place.  There are generally from 5 to 15 entries in each ring at a show, so the chances of getting a place out of 10 is fairly high.

Your cat is judged first in his ‘colour’ class, where he will be awarded ‘points’ for first place.

He gets an extra point for every extra cat in his colour class.  For example: there are 3 seal point ragdoll cats being shown on this day, and yours gets first.  He will get 10 points plus an extra 2 for the 2 extra cats he went against. Total of 12 points. For each judge.  If he wins all three times, he will go home with 36 points.  One more show for his Champion.

Then he gets judged in his ‘breed’ class for a place.  Then he gets placed in the ‘top ten’, where he is awarded a ribbon or a prize.

 

Your first show

1.       Go to all the cat councils web pages, and look up when the next show is on, and download a schedule.  Fill in the entry form with the details for your cat and send it off to the show manager at least a week before the show date.

2.      Arrange with your breeder, or the show manager for curtains and a cage for the show.

(later when you have got the show bug, you can make your own curtains or purchase them and a cage from the shows).   

3.       Most clubs will allow you to show a couple of times to see if you like it before becoming a member of a cat council.  But then you will need to choose.  Membership for a year is as little as $20.  You will need to become a member to be awarded your ‘titles’.

4.      Two or Three days before the show you will need to bath your cat, clip his claws, (same as you would do for a dog), and ensure he is healthy and flea free.

5.      The morning of the show when you first get up, make sure your cat is awake too, to have some breakfast and use the litter tray, it will be a long day. 

6.      Try and get to the show about an hour before judging starts to set up your cage, and give him a final groom and clean up before the show ‘starts’.

7.      Bring your own lunch if you like, but a canteen is usually available.  Enjoy your day.


Titles

Getting your cats titles can be very confusing, and each council is slightly different.

You need to be a member of your council to claim your points and titles.

When the correct amount of points are collected, these are then sent in to your council with a form and a fee.  Your title will be sent back on your cats pedigree.  Your cat also needs to be registered with your council.  Ribbons for each title can also be purchased for a fee of $10 each.

To collect your titles you must go through the following steps: 

Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 60 points, forward them to your registrar with a fee (usually $10.00) for your title.

Grand Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 60 points, forward them to your registrar for your champion title.

Double Grand Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 60 points, forward them to your registrar for your champion title.

Bronze Double Grand Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 100 points, forward them to your registrar for your champion title.

Silver Double Grand Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 100 points, forward them to your registrar for your champion title.

Gold Double Grand Champion- Champion points are collected from all councils, when you have collected 100 points, forward them to your registrar for your champion title.

NOTE: If you exceed the required points for an elevation, the excess points are carried over.  A credit point slip will be sent to you with your title certificate and should be returned with the next title application for this cat.


For higher levels from GDGC is a bit different for each council.

I think with FCCQ you go on to collect another 100 points for a title of Platinum


With QICC Inc. Only, instead of a ‘colour’ class you will now go up against other ‘Gold’ titled cats in each ring.  The winner is given a ‘gold’ card.

Diamond Double Grand Champion – 10 Gold awards. Send them to your registrar, fee is $20.  You are awarded at your next show with a huge ribbon.

Argyle Double Grand Champion – 10 Gold awards. Send them to your registrar, fee is $20. You are awarded at your next show with a huge ribbon.

Opal Double Grand Champion – 10 Gold awards. Send them to your registrar, fee is $20. You are awarded at your next show with a huge ribbon.

.

ACF Titles

Alongside the above titles, the Australian Cat Federation also awards titles, Award of Excellence.  These are known as ACF AoE’s.

These are awarded to a male and a female cat  in the top 5 of each ring for cat and alter only.

10 award cards are required for each level, when collected these are also sent to your registrar with a fee of $20.  The registrar then forwards them on to ACF.  The levels are:

ACF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

ACF AOE BRONZE

ACF AOE SILVER

ACF AOE GOLD

ACF AOE SAPPHIRE

ACF AOE RUBY

ACF AOE EMERALD

ACF AOE DIAMOND

 

I think i have it all covered, it does seem a bit confusing, but you do get the hang of it all.

I hope this all helps.  If anyone spots any discrepancies please let me know and i will fix it.

Happy Showing.

Dee


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