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The CFA International Cat Show is a cat show hosted by the Cat Fanciers' Association in the United States of America. It is a show that has been held on an annual basis since 1994 with the exceptions of 2007 and 2010. Considered the Rolls-Royce of international cat shows,[1] it is the largest show of its type in the USA.[1] Atlanta, Georgia and Houston, Texas have each hosted the event a record four times. Males have won the "Best in Show" eleven of the fifteen times the show has been held. The Persian cat breed have won "Best of Show" ten of the past fifteen years, including the last three shows as of 2009.

CompetitionEdit

The show is held the weekend before Thanksgiving in November in the United States.[1] At each show, there are twelve specialty judging rings, which are for both longhaired and shorthaired cat breeds, including kittens,[2] Championship cat (non-spayed or neutered pedigree cats over eight months old),[2] and Premiership cat (spayed or neutered pedrigreed cats over eight months old).[1][2] Day one of the show is preliminaries for best in breed such as Persian, Maine Coon, and Tonkinese.[1] The second and final day of the competition shows the best in each cat breed in all three categories mentioned then compete for the best in each category overall, then for "Best in Show", which the overall winner of the competition.[1] Top five winners in each category and overall are presented.[1]

CharityEdit

Proceeds from the show go to the Winn Feline Foundation.[1] Since 1968, the foundation has raised over USD 2 million with the entire amount going to cat health research.[1]

List of Best in ShowsEdit

Year Location Name of cat Breed of cat Gender of cat Owner(s) - location Breeder(s) - location Number of cats and kittens in competition
1994[3] Atlanta El-Dia Blue Danube Blue Mackerel Tabby Oriental Shorthair Male Barbara L. Phelps Not listed. Not listed.
1995[4] Chicago, Illinois Sol-Mer Sharif Brown Tabby American Shorthair Male Mary Jo Mersol-Barg Not listed. Over 1300
1996[5] Anaheim, California Agonistes Commotion of Scrimshaw Black Persian Male Not listed Not listed 1144
1997[6] Atlanta Tinbat Morgan's Passing Ruddy Abyssinian Male Not listed Not listed 1245
1998[7] Kansas City, Missouri Pajean's Bougalie Cream/ White Bi-Color Persian Male Not listed Not listed 1244
1999[8] Kansas City Noblessa's Peace Maker of Stunning Red Persian Male (Neutered) Kris Vanderbeck - Charlevoix, Michigan Not listed Over 1300
2000[9] Kansas City Wishes Lyric Copper-eyed White Persian Female Not listed Not listed 1300
2001[10] Houston CO-MC Candy Kisses of Caliente Black/ White Manx Spay Richard and Terry Brown - Grand Prairie, Texas, and Jeanne McPhee - Houston Not listed 1000
2002[11] Houston Catsafrats Shine On of Agonistes Black Persian Male John Ramirez, Ken White, and Donna & Bruce Isenberg - all Culver City, California Not listed Over 1000
2003[12] Houston Ruemerz Walk This Way of Teahs Seal Point Himalayan Persian Male Donna Debelius and Tim Steiner - Linthicum, Maryland Not listed Over 900
2004[13] Houston Buphar's Beyonce of Inthewind Dilute Calico Persian Female Maurice Ruble, Jr, and Linda Fisher - Parkville, Missouri Not listed Over 700
2005[14] San Mateo, California One-O-One Mascalzone Latino Black Exotic Shorthair Male Marcela Marenco - Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy Not listed 823
2006[15] San Mateo Jadon Comefly With Me of Kenkat Blue Persian Spay Donna Cook, Susan Cook Henry, and Leah Fowler - all from Warrenton, Virginia Not listed 721
2007 Not held.
2008[16] Atlanta Kuorii Santos of Cuzzoe Black Persian Male Eric Valencia and Justin Pelletier - Raleigh, North Carolina, and Linda Accomb - Fallbrook, California Paolo Carnevaletti - Italy 729
2009[17] Atlanta Kuorii Gorilla of Cuzzoe Black Persian Male Eric Valencia and Justin Pelletier - Raleigh, North Carolina Paolo Carnevaletti - Italy 630
2010 Cancelled.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 About the CFA show. - accessed 29 December 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 CFA Cat show formats. - accessed 29 December 2009.
  3. 1994 CFA International Cat Show Winners. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  4. 1995 CFA International Cat Show Best of Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  5. 1996 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  6. 1997 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  7. 1998 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  8. 1999 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  9. 2000 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  10. 2001 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  11. 2002 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  12. 2003 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  13. 2004 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  14. 2005 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  15. 2006 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  16. 2008 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
  17. 2009 CFA International Cat Show. - accessed 28 December 2009.
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