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WCF shows
and WCF cat titles

WORLD CAT FEDERATION (WCF):

WCF is the World Cat Federation, which unites felinology clubs of different countries. This organization is located in Germany. The current president of WCF is Annelise Hackmann from Essen. Currently 280 associations around the world are currently registered members of WCF.

As in other independent organizations WCF has its own rules and there are many of them. A detailed information about the rules can be found on the official WCF website: https://wcf.de/en/

1. THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH AN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION MAY BE HELD:

A) The total number of cats participating in the show must be at least 100.

B) 75% of the judging staff must have WCF licenses.

C) The show must have everything necessary: cages for cats, tables for tents, chairs for exhibitors; experts must have a separate room.

D) At these shows cats may be judged not more than once a day (except for double-judged shows).

E) Each show must have its own catalog.

F) Only the license, which is published in the show catalogs, confirm that the show is actually licensed and valid for WCF awards and titles. You can find out about valid exhibition licenses here: https://wcf.de/en/shows/

G) Catalogs, diplomas and evaluation sheets must bear WCF emblems. The preferred color of emblems is blue.

Rules for obtaining WCF titles


2. CARRYING OUT CATS EXAMINATIONS:

A) The exhibiting cats must have a veterinary passport with vaccination records.

B) Kittens may only be exhibited from 3 months of age.

C) If possible, it is better for animals to be brought for examination by stewards.

D) Stewards, as well as assistants, must not exhibit their own animals.

E) The following animals shall be removed from the examination:
- animals without veterinary control.
- the animals that are suffering from infectious and viral diseases.
- the animals that are showing aggression.
- pregnant and lactating cats.
- deaf animals.
- the animals that are unkempt, dirty, painted, trimmed, overly powdered.
- cats with genetic abnormalities.
- the animals that have not been included in the catalog.

The exhibiting animal must have a certificate or a copy of a certificate confirming the animal's titles. World Champions must have a numbered WCF certificate.

additional categories of wcf cats


3. LICENSING:

A) All shows, held by WCF clubs where titles are acquired, must have a license – in order for the titles to be recognized.

B) The license for the show must be made at least 6 weeks prior to the opening of the event.
Here is what the request must contain:
- a mention that the show is incorporated into the WCF-system.
- the city in which the show is being held.
- a date of the event.
- a list of judges.

C) The request should be sent to WCF Vice-President A. A. Rudakova. (office@wcf.ru)

D) The price is 11 euros.

E) The distance between the exhibitions that are held on the same dates must be more than 400 kilometers (248, 55 miles).

wcf cat show categories

 

4. RINGS AND SHOWS:

It is possible to organize WCF Rings at any WCF shows: adult cats, neuters, juniors, etc. can participate in the rings. All the animals of the show can compete in WCF-Rings.

A) WCF-Ring Adult - All adult cats (over 10 months of age) compete together, regardless of breed, color, class or sex. Judges score all of them and award places from 1 to 10.

B) WCF-Ring Neuter - All neuters compete together... Judges will evaluate all of them and award places from 1 to 10.

C) WCF-Ring Kitten - All kittens and juniors (from 3 to 10 months old) compete together... (see above).

Only judges who specialize in all breeds are authorized for judging the WCF-Ring, Ring of Masters, Ring of Twice Masters, etc.

Only the top 10 participants of the ring can take high places!

Rules of the Master Ring

 

A MONOBREED SHOW:

A monobreed show demonstrates the winners among animals of the same breed. It does not give title ratings. The results of show champions are taken into account only in the rating "Best Animals of WCF Russia".


A WCF RATING:

A) The cats registered in the WCF system can participate in the WCF shows.

B) Cats earn points for winning shows.

C) There is a world rating of cats participating in the WCF shows.

 



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