TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING GENERAL RULES:
All WCF titles and certificates are accepted, irrespective of continent or country.
All cats are entered with their original/initial registration number from any Cat Registering Association.
All breeds of cat are entered in separate color/pattern classes.
Ideally WCF exhibitors stay with and take care of their cats throughout the show.
Cats are to be taken to the judge and Best on Show by their owners or handlers.
Stewards only assist the judge to call cats.
Breeders may promote and advertise their catteries or other services at their cages.
Cats may be groomed and handled at the benching area.
Chairs, grooming equipment, etc. may be placed inside the rings.
Two separate kitten classes constitute kittens between the ages of 3 – 6 months & 6 – 10 months.
Baby classes constitute kittens between the age of 10 weeks and 3 months.
Babies can also be entered in the litter classes.
A litter class consists of several individuals from the same litter between the ages of 10 weeks and 3 months, exhibited and judged together.
Individuals from a litter class can also be entered in the baby classes.
The dam of the litter may be benched with the litter, but cannot be entered on the show, as she would still be a nursing mother.
Every cat or kitten exhibited at this show must have been registered with a Cat Registering Authority prior to the closing date for entries to the show.
If transferred to a new owner, the transfer must have been duly registered with the relevant Registrar prior to the closing date for entries to a show.
Any kittens entered on a show and sold after the closing date for that show must be duly transferred in the 7 days before the date of the show, but the entry will remain in the name of the original exhibitor.
All kittens and cats on show must have been inoculated initially.
Photostat & scanned copies of such certificates will be accepted.
EXHIBITOR BOUND BY RULES:
A person entering a cat for any show held under these rules shall, by such act, be deemed to have agreed to refer any question or dispute to the committee of the club concerned and to abide by their decision.
No exhibitor shall exhibit a cat or kitten which to his/her knowledge has, at the date of the show, been exposed to a communicable disease within the period of 30 days prior to the date of the show.
No cat or kitten may be exhibited if the exhibitor had had any such illness in his or her home or cattery during that period.
In the case of a communicable disease having occurred in a home or cattery, a veterinary clearance certificate will be required.
Any exhibitor who, in the opinion of the committee, shall have made a false declaration in respect of the above, will be liable to penalties under the powers of the committee.
Owners of rejected exhibits shall not personally attend any show within the prescribed period of 30 days unless in the possession of a veterinary clearance certificate which must be exhibited to the show manager on demand.
NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN HALLS CONTAINING CATS!
REMEMBER TO CLIP YOUR CATS NAILS ON FRONT AND BACK FEET.
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