The Inclusive all breed show
An all breed show is just that - every breed under one roof!
Our aim is to be a friendly, helpful club that supports our entrants, judges, stewards, sponsors and trades people. We have an exciting large venue with loads of trade stands and a great cafe serving full English breakfasts and good tea and coffee as well as lunch time meals and snacks. Come and enjoy what the Coventry & Leicester Cat Club has to offer.
SHOwing YOUR CAT
Showing is a most enjoyable hobby and a way of making lots of new like-minded friends. Please remember though, that whilst you may win many beautiful rosettes, it is not going to make your fortune even if you have a top exhibit!
You can show Pedigree Cats and Household Pets which include the “Moggy” and Pedigree or Part Pedigree Pets. All work towards titles such as Champion, Mastercat and Gold Olympian one of the highest honours. Shows take place throughout the year, nearly always on Saturdays. The Cat Show Calendar can be found on the GCCF website along with links to help obtain the necessary schedules and entry forms. Schedules are usually available 2 to 3 months prior to the show date and entries should be made by the closing date, generally 3 to 4 weeks before the show. Some shows may extend their closing dates so it may be worth checking with the Show Manager.
You may prefer to visit a local show before you make your first entry and to read the Show Rules and Regulations at the front of every schedule, but it is not essential to do so. Show Managers can help with any queries and some shows even provide a ‘buddy’ service for new exhibitors using an experienced club member as a guide. If you want a buddy please let the show manager know when you send your entry in.
Your cat will need to be vaccinated, registered in your name and with the GCCF for pedigree exhibits and well groomed, free from parasites and in good health with its claws clipped the day before. All this will be checked by a vet on arrival. You will need to provide white show equipment, which can usually be purchased at the show: a litter tray, food and water bowls and blankets or vet bed. You will have to leave the Judging Area or at some shows the show hall during the morning while the main classes are judged, returning after lunch while judging continues with miscellaneous classes.
You can show cats and kittens that have been neutered and we would encourage you to have your cats neutered unless you are serious about breeding. Some breeders will have already have neutered your kitten before you take it home, others recommend neutering at 6 months of age. All household pets being shown must be neutered
from 6 months.
CAT SHOWING IS ADDICTIVE.