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|March 18-19, 2017
||Warwick Valley Feline Fanciers (Region 1)
||Matamoras, Pennsylvania, USA
||Idaho Cat Fanciers (Region 2)
||Boise, Idaho, USA
||Ozark Cat Fanciers (Region 3)
||Cleburne, Texas, USA
||Hawai'i Hulacat Club (Region 5)
||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
||Coastal Paws Cat Club (Region 7)
||Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
||Nishi Nihon Cat Club (Region 8)
||Cat Fanciers of Finland (Region 9)
||China Zhenai Club (International)
||Shanghai Cat Lovers Society (International)
|March 25-26, 2017
||Cats Incredible (Region 1)
||Exton, Pennsylvania, USA
||Greater Baton Rouge Cat Club (Region 3)
||Gonzales, Louisiana, USA
||Los Colores Cat Club (Region 5)
||Palm Springs, California, USA
||Tennessee Valley Cat Fanciers (Region 7)
||Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
||Something Heart Cat Fanciers ** Planned (Region 8)
||Cat Friends of Germany (Region 9)
||Asia Pacific Cat Club (International)
||China American Shorthair Fancier Club (International)
||China International Pedigree Cat Fanciers Cl (International)
||Pearl River Cat Club (International)
||Foshan Guangdong, CHINA
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International Show First Runner-Up
Congratulations to the FIRST RUNNER-UP Winner of the Dr. Elsey’s CFA International Cat Show in Novi, Michigan.
GC CACAO WHISKEY IN THE WATER is a brown tabby and white Persian male, bred and owned by Janet and Carissa Altschul.
International Show Second Runner-Up
Congratulations to the SECOND RUNNER-UP Winner of the Dr. Elsey’s CFA International Cat Show in Novi, Michigan.
GC, RW VELVETKIST DESIGNER GENES is a cream and white Persian male, bred and owned by Noralyn Heisig.
The Story of James & Bob
James, a homeless man, rescues a cat named Bob who changes his life forever and inspires James to write a best-selling book about how they found hope on the streets together.
CFA's Best Cat in Premiership, China, 2015-16
Congratulations to GC, GP, BW, NW Chun Lap Treasure-Of-Jamaica, a calico longhair Exotic spay, who is CFA's Best Cat in Premiership in China for the 2015-16 show season!
Featured Breed: Persian
The Persian is CFA’s most easily recognized breed, known for its beautiful long, fluffy coat, stocky body, big round eyes, flat face and sweet docile temperament. There are seven Divisions in the Persian breed – Solid, Parti-Color, Smoke and Shaded, Silver and Golden, Tabby, Calico and Bi-Color and Himalayan – with a wide variety of colors and patterns available. Their sweet, gentle, personalities blend into most households once they feel secure in their new environment.
Learn more about the Persian...
CFA's Best Cat, International, 2015-16
Congratulations to GCD, NW Atzelhof's Blue Berlin, a blue British Shorthair male, who is CFA's Best Cat, International for the 2015-16 show season!
Featured Breed: Ocicat
The Ocicat is a medium to large cat bred to resemble a small, spotted wild cat. It is a purely domestic breed that was created by combining the Siamese, Abyssinian and American Shorthair. Ocicats are only shown in the spotted pattern of each of our 12 colors, but are also available in classic tabby, ticked tabby and a ghost marked solid.
Learn more about the Ocicat...
Why Do Cats Purr?
Purring, is a tonal fluttering sound that you have heard from your cat is one of the most recognized sounds a cat makes. Domestic cats purr at a frequency of 20 to 30 vibrations per second. Cats purr for many beneficial reasons such as signaling the he is content, scared, hurt or as a signal to another animal that he is not a threat. Read more...
Featured Breed: LaPerm
LaPerms are known for their light and airy, curly coat. They come in both long and short hair varieties. Their unique coat is a natural mutation that occurred in barn cats. Coming from domestic cats, they are very healthy genetically and come in all colors and patterns. They make loving and affectionate pets.
Learn more about the LaPerm...
San Francisco, Seattle Among Cat Friendly Cities
The percent of landlords which allow pets along with reasonable pet fees, have made San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Oakland and Portland in the top five cat friendly cities. Check out the other cities that are also included on the list.
Featured Breed: Exotic
The Exotic is a wonderful, friendly and playful breed with a round, flat face and large round eyes. The Exotic breed has two coat lengths: the long flowing coat of a Persian and a shorter, thick, plush coat. The Exotic comes in all colors!
Learn more about the Exotic...
Featured Breed: Siberian
The Siberian cat is a natural breed and has been around for at least as long as recorded history. This Russian treasure was first imported to the United States in 1990. Agile and intelligent; the Siberian is a hefty, sturdy cat with medium-long hair and good temperament. Nature provides several coat and eye colors for this cat that nature made to survive in the harsh Russian climate.
Learn more about the Siberian...
Teaching Your Cat to Use a Scratching Post
Scratching is a natural behavior and along with leaving a visual mark, scratching serves many purposes for cats from communication, to getting attention and to showing they are happy and content. Ideally, cats should be encouraged in this natural behavior.
Learn more about how to encourage this instinctual behavior
Keep Kitty Safe during the Holidays
Holidays are such a joyous time with family and friends. Your cats are such a big part of your family as well. As a responsible pet parent you want to keep kitty safe, sound and happy this holiday season. From tinsel to mistletoe and tempting treats there are things you will want to be aware of. Here are several tips to keep your cat safe from known holiday hazards.
Congratulations to the BEST-IN-SHOW Winner of the Dr. Elsey’s CFA International Cat Show in Novi, Michigan.
GP, NW CINEMA'S LIBERACE OF CALCAT is a copper-eyed white Persian neuter, bred by Blake Mayes and Dennis Adler, owned by Joseph Deutsch, Joanne Hardeman, Kerry Ury, Cynthia A Lewis and Constance W Wardlaw.
Featured Breed: Scottish Fold
The Scottish Fold comes in both longhair and shorthair coat lengths, and is a medium-sized cat with a rounded, well-padded body. Their distinctive feature is their ears, which are folded forward and downward,giving them a pixie-like, owl look. Their disposition matches their sweet expression.
Learn more about the Scottish Fold...
Have you ever observed your cat rubbing herself against a toy filled with catnip and batting the toy around, even trying to eat it? There is actually a physiological reason why your cat reacts that way.
Learn more about the effects of catnip on cats.
CFA's Best Cat in Premiership, Regions 1-9, 2015-16
Congratulations to GC, GP, NW, AC Ahava-Burms Baby T-Ruth of Calcat, a sable Burmese spay, who is CFA's Best Cat in Premiership in Regions 1-9 for the 2015-16 show season!
CFA's Best Cat in Agility, 2015-16
GC, RW, AG Spunkepawz A Lucky Impossibility, a silver spotted tabby & white Turkish Angora male, who is CFA's Best Cat in Agility for the 2015-16 show season! Learn more about agility...
CFA's Best Kitten, China, 2015-16
Congratulations to NW Getrichcat Radar, a blue silver & white American Shorthair male, who is CFA's Best Kitten in China for the 2015-16 show season!
CFA's Best Cat, China, 2015-16
Congratulations to GC, BW, NW Wallhala Plus Ultra of Shou Shou, a blue tabby & white Exotic male, who is CFA's Best Cat in China for the 2015-16 show season!
History of Pedigreed Cats and Cat Shows
Ever wonder how long pedigreed cats and cat shows have been in existence? Scholars and historians have traced the breeding of cats in the latter half of the 19th Century because the gentry and royalty in England became interested in the individual breeds. Cat shows came about because people wanted to discuss the breeds and show them off in a competitive environment. Read more. Read more...
Cimitiere des Chiens Paris
This cemetary in Asnières-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, is a more than a quiet and peaceful resting place for Rin Tin Tin and many other animals such as cats, horses, monkeys, a sheep, a hen, it is a living representation of the human animal bond. Read more....
Cold Weather Tips For Cats
The weather has been very crazy lately, with warm temperatures one day and cold temperatures the next. Even if you have an indoor cat, it is very important to make sure your cat is protected from cold temperatures and to watch for hazards such as drafty rooms, rock salt and anti-freeze which are poisonous to cats. Here are some tips to keep kitty safe and sound this winter. Read more...
Top Cat Names for 2015
Pop culture, food and beverages and global perspective all influence the top cat names of the year. Rover.com takes a look at the top male and female kitten names for 2015.
Fifty Fascinating Facts About Your Cat
Read the answers to some interesting questions such as: How high can a cat jump? How do cats sweat? How do they mark their territory and more!
What Our Cats Teach Us About Love
Respecting each other’s space, being yourself and looking past first impressions are three behaviors that cats exhibit towards their owners and show affection that we admire and can emulate in our own lives.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) unveils CatDNAtest.org, an affordable feline DNA testing tool to effectively provide valuable health information, enabling early diagnosis and treatment of genetic disease.
Cats Don’t Cause Mental Illness, Study Finds
Your kitty is in the clear: People who grow up with cats in the home are no more likely than anyone else to develop mental illness.
Feline Behaviors Survey
Please help out the UC Davis Vet school, and participate in their survey of cat behaviors! The survey will only take 10 minutes, and is completely anonymous.
Take the survey
A cat's saliva and grooming are two areas that often cause allergic reactions. Based on initial research findings, scientists have found that if you are allergic to domestic cats, you may suffer lesser allergic reactions to lions or tigers.
Why Cat Love Sleeping in Cardboard Boxes
How many times have you emptied a cardboard box only to find your cat sleeping in the box at a later time? According to a study conducted at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, boxes make cats less stressed because they are less likely to be pestered when hiding in them.
The Sand Cat
For the first time in decades, scientists were able to film and document the elusive Sand Cat!
Are Cats Afraid of Water?
From an ancestral fear of water to physiological reasons, cats have great displeasure to being immersed in water because of a lack of mobility.
Featured Breed: Ragdoll
Ragdolls are large, laid-back, semi longhaired cats with captivating blue eyes.
The Ragdoll’s semi long coat is plush and silky, and requires minimal grooming to keep it looking its best. In all, Ragdolls are well behaved, and easy to care for – perfect for our modern, busy, lifestyles.
Learn more about the Ragdoll...
CFA's Best Kitten, Regions 1-9, 2015-16
Congratulations to GC, NW PinUpCats Supa Dupa Fly of Kuorii, a black & white Sphynx female, who is CFA's Best Kitten in Regions 1-9 for the 2015-16 show season!
CFA's Best Cat, Regions 1-9, 2015-16
Congratulations to GC, BW, NW Briar-Mar's Good To Be Me, a red tabby & white Shorthair Manx male, who is CFA's Best Cat in Regions 1-9 for the 2015-16 show season!
Does Your Cat's Sun-Sign Reflect Her Personality ?
Can the cosmos affect your cat's personality and moods just as much as they affect humans? The Aquarius Cat is classified as a Hip Cat and the Pisces Cat is a Ship Cat. Look up your cat's zodiac sign for clues as to why your cat acts the way she does? Could it be in the stars? Read more...
Featured Breed: Norwegian Forest Cat
Known as the Skogkatt in its native Norway, the Norwegian Forest Cat is a solidly muscled cat that can be found
in most colors and patterns. A triangular head shape and almond shaped eyes give the Forest Cat its unique expression. Its dense double coat and well-furnished extremities provide winter protection and are testimony to
this breed's Scandinavian heritage.
Learn more about the Norwegian Forest Cat...
Why Your Cat is Just a Tiny Tiger
Your cat is just like a snow leopard, wildcat, and an African Lion? Yes, it's true. According to researchers from the UK, who have found that domestic cats have more in common with their big cat relatives than we previously thought. Scientists found that cats can be more controlling and have similar personalities to lions and show traits such as dominance, neuroticism and impulsivity. Read more...
Surprising Things You Never Knew About Cats
Gary Weitzman, Veterinarian and Author of a new book, How to Speak Cat, talks about cat behavior and the crazy things that your cat does and explains what he may be thinking.
Featured Breed: Korat
The Korat is a medium-sized, semi-cobby bodied shorthair cat, with a single, silver-tipped coat. Their native homeland is Thailand, where they are considered one of the “Good Luck” cat. Their eyes are a large, luminous, peridot green, and the most unique attribute about them, besides their coat, is the heart-shaped bone structure of the face.
Learn more about the Korat...
Dr Elsey and MMRF
When Kathy Elsey was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the second most common blood cancer, she and her husband Dr. Bruce Elsey, co-founders of Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat, knew they had a unique position to combine corporate success with a bigger mission - enabling pets and their owners to participate in the fight against cancer. Through the Cats Against Cancer Campaign, nearly $8 million dollars has been raised to help the MMRF drive advancements in cancer research and find a cure.
As part of the campaign, users can download a coupon from the campaign landing page that allows them to save $3 on their next purchase of a 40 pound bag of Precious Cat Ultra Litter. For every $3 saved, Precious Cat will donate $3 to the MMRF.