Conflicting attitude to cat declawing by Cat Fanciers’ Association and American Cat Fanciers Association

Keiger and Exotic Long Hair

On the evidence provided by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) they allow declawed cats to compete at cat shows but not cats who have suffered the tendonectomy operation. There is a lot of disorganised and mashed information coming from American cat associations on cat declawing. Before I refer to that particular topic, you might …

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The geometry of the Persian and Siamese cats’ head and body

Persian and Siamese head dimensions and body shape

This illustration caught my eye. It addresses what I have called the geometry of the flat-faced Persian and the super-slender Siamese. These are both high-profile cat breeds, bred to extremes and therefore their geometry is of interest to people who want to know a bit more about the cat breeds. What I particularly like …

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Sexist Cat Fanciers’ Association bars boy calico cat from winning at cat show

Sexist Cat Fanciers' Association bars boy calico cat from winning at cat show

With tongue in cheek, I’m alleging that the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is being sexist when it bars male calico cats from winning at cat shows. You may know that male calico cats are very rare. It is said that they are 1 in 3,000 and when they are fertile they are even rarer. …

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Attending a Cat Show can be a Fun and Educational Experience

Cat show judge and oriental SH

Last weekend my husband Marty and I were so excited about attending the first ever cat show held in Ormand Beach, Florida. I really love the Cat Fanciers’ Association’s (CFA) shows and one of the main reasons I truly prefer attending CFA sanctioned shows is that their registry does not allow declawed cats in …

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