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Feature June 2015 Issue

The Wonderful World of Cat Shows

Veterinary technician Teri Thorsteinson enjoying some down time at a show with her Cornish Rex, Nacho.

The Wonderful World of Cat Shows

Have an interest in what it takes to compete? Here’s how to get started —and what type of cat is most suitable.

Are you thinking about entering your cat in a show, but not quite sure how to begin? Joan Miller — CFA All Breed Judge Emeritus, Chair of the CFA Outreach and Education Committee, CFA Board Member and former breeder of CFA National Award winning Abyssinian cats for 20 years — offers some advice. “The first thing to do is to visit a local cat show as a spectator,” suggests Miller. “This gives you the opportunity to view a wide variety of different breeds, to watch the judging and to talk with some exhibitors. This is an excellent way to get familiar with what a cat show is really all about.”

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