Can I show my Cat?

Many people become interested in showing after attending a cat show. You don’t have to be a cat breeder yourself to get into the show habit and join the world of exhibiting. TICA has a household Pet class for adults and kittens who can compete without registration numbers. So you don’t have to have a pedigreed cat to join in on the fun. Household Pets compete against each other for top awards as do the pedigreed cat. Household Pets compete in a class of their own. Household Pets are judged primarily on condition, beauty, and show presence. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and colors and patterns are often a whim of Mother Nature.

 

What cats can be shown?

Almost any cat can be shown. Minimum is 4 months, there is no maximum. Almost all associations require that the adult Household Pets (over 8 months) be altered. TICA allows declawed cats to be shown. TICA also allows cats with physical handicaps, such as three legs or one eye, to be shown.

 

Should my cat be shown?

Is your cat in good health? Is it reasonably willing to be handled by strangers? A cat in poor health should not be shown. As for the handling, one cannot always be sure. If your cat tends to be friendly, you will probably do well. However, an occasional lover turns to a tiger in the show ring. The opposite sometimes happens as well-the tiger turns tame in the show ring because it’s all so overwhelming. So if your cat’s in good health-why not give it a try?

 

Are you ready to give it a try?

I am adding a link here to another TICA club's site. Their New Exhibitors Page has everything you need to know and more.

Thanks to First in Flight Cat Club for allowing us to share!

Link: First in Flight Cat Club

 

If you do decide to show your cat, be sure to let us know. We will be glad to help!

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