Question - What does the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy do?

Answered by: Joyce Murphy  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 28-06-2022  |  Views: 1090  |  Total Questions: 13

The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (also known as the GCCF) is a historic organisation dating back to 1910 which is responsible for the registration of all pedigree cats in the UK. It also licenses UK cat shows and hosts the yearly GCCF Supreme Cat Show in Birmingham's NEC arena every November. Definition of ailurophile. : a cat fancier : a lover of cats. Kittens described as being 'pedigree' are breeds recognised by the UK's main registration body, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, which is the cat equivalent of the Kennel Club, or by the smaller TICA (The International Cat Association). The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc. was founded in 1906 as a not-for-profit association of member clubs and is the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats. CFA's mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of ALL cats.

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/pets/registration-legislation-and-permits/dog-and-cat-registration

To register your cat or dog, you need to contact your local council. Most councils have instructions on their website about how to register a dog or cat, alternatively you can call their customer service line and they will instruct you on how to go about registering your pet.

https://www.prima.co.uk/leisure/tv-and-film/a29840492/holly-willoughby-cat/

Bluebell is a breed of cat known as Ragdoll who are known for their docile and placid temperament and affectionate nature. Aww! The 38-year-old is smitten with her cats and has been sharing cute videos and snaps of them with fans for years.

https://www.pet-happy.com/how-to-tell-a-good-and-a-bad-cat-breeder-apart/

Ways to find a good cat breeder Visit the breeder at home. Don't be shy about asking to visit kittens at the breeder's home. Check the overall health of the kitten. Gauge the breeder's passion. Avoid the breeder if he's insisting too much. Visit several breeders.

https://multcopets.org/licensing-information

Cats Fertile cats $15 $30 Spayed/neutered cats $7. 50 $12. 50

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Fanciers%27_Association

The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) was established in the United States in 1906. The CFA is currently the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats and known as the most prestigious pedigreed cat registering association in North America. CFA has grown during the last century and celebrated its centennial in 2006.

https://www.discountmags.com/magazine/catster

Catster magazine is an informative and helpful resource for loving cat owners. In addition to preparing you for adding a new pet to your home, Catster magazine also ensures that you can learn about all the different breeds of cats.

https://www.gccfcats.org/Breeding-Information

Cats are registered on the Non-Active Register when their breeder does not wish them to be used for breeding; this will have been the decision of her breeder so you should be honest about your intentions to breed at the time of purchase. Make plans well in advance of when you want her to be mated.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/cats/2076927-can-registered-breeders-breed-cats-without.html

If there are no Reg papers and the litter wasn't registered, the cat's can't be proven to be purebred. But papers are no proof the cats (or dogs) are purebred anyway. There is a lot of dishonesty in the breeding of cats and dogs. Whether the breeder is a reg breeder or not is irrelevant.

https://www.gccfcats.org/Breeding-Information/Registered-Prefixes

Registered Prefixes A GCCF Prefix allows all the cats you register to be identifiable as yours by the prefix, which is before the cat's name. The procedure to obtain a prefix is completion of an application form which includes a sign-off by one of your clubs and submission of this with the current fee.

https://icatcare.org/advice/what-about-a-pedigree/

What is a pedigree cat? Pedigree cats have been bred specifically to exhibit particular physical characteristics and may also show some breed-related behaviours (for example Siamese cats are often quite 'talkative' and noisy compared to some moggies or some other breeds).

https://www.petforums.co.uk/threads/gccf-or-tica.41168/

GCCF is British, TICA is International. If you have a Queen registered with one the stud would also need to be registered with that organisation so that you can register the kittens.

https://www.petplace.com/article/cats/pet-care/15-questions-you-should-ask-cat-breeders/

Here is a list of questions to consider asking your cat breeder: Are the kittens' parents “certified”? Ask to meet the cat's parents. How have they socialized the kittens? What vaccines has the kitten had? Have the kittens been dewormed? Have any of the kittens in the litter been sick?

https://www.omlet.co.uk/guide/cats/choosing_the_right_cat_for_you/pedigree_or_moggy

In general, pedigree cats are more affectionate and friendlier than moggies. Pedigree cats or kittens can be very expensive but it is important to realise that it can sometimes be worth spending the money, and this cost is relatively low compared to the annual upkeep of a cat.