CFA Announces Top Cats for the 2017-18 Show Season
May 23, 2018
Following a year-long parade of cat shows around the world, the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) announces its best cats in the Championship, Kitten, Premiership, and Household Pets competitive classes for the 2017-18 show season, which ended April 30, 2018.
Pedigreed and non-pedigreed cats competed for points during the year with the winners tabulated for CFA's flagship regions one through nine, China and CFA's international division. CFA's competitive regions one through nine include the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe. Because of the growth of the cat fancy in China, its competitors are scored separately. The International Area includes the rest of Asia, as well as the Middle East and South America.
CFA's Best Cat, Regions 1-9
CFA's Best Cat in North America/Japan/Europe is GC, BWR, NW Kasanovakatz Reynah, a seal sepia shaded silver longhair Burmilla female bred by Stephanie Mohr and owned by Stephanie Mohr, Lori Hollister, Gregory and Leigh Sorokin of Elk Grove, California.
This is the first time in CFA history that a Burmilla has achieved a national win.
See the complete list of the top cats in Championship in North America/Japan/Europe for 2017-18....
CFA's Best Cat, China
CFA's Best Cat in China is GC, BWC, NW Elvis Simba of Ghost Yoyo, a blue and white British Shorthair male. He is bred by Li Ling Chung-Wuhaodi and owned by Li Xin and Hoadi Wu of Shanghai, China.
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CFA's Best Cat, International
CFA's Best Cat International is GC, BWI, NW Spoton Eragon, a chocolate spotted Ocicat bred by Mike Wagner and Sue Riley of Colorado and owned by Chan Ym and Zhou Ning of Beijing China.
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CFA's Best Kitten, Regions 1-9
CFA's Best Kitten in North America/Japan/Europe is GC, NW Briar-Mar Ready Aim Fire!, a red tabby shorthair Manx male. Fire is bred by Gay Van Weelden, Omar Gonzalez and Gary Veach and owned by Gary Veach and Omar Gonzalez of Maywood, New Jersey.
This is the second year in a row that a Briar-Mar Manx achieved Best Kitten. The kitten competitive category is for those kittens between four and eight months of age.
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CFA's Best Kitten, China
CFA's Best Kitten in China is NW Qing Tian Hero, a brown tabby and white Maine Coon Cat bred by Traci Shi. He is owned by Mingju Shi and Xinjun Wang of Urumqi China.
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CFA's Best Kitten, International
CFA's Best Kitten International is NW Glam-Rex Mr Quinlan of Pharaoh Atem, a black and white Cornish Rex bred by Chrissie Chan and Ree Yip. He is owned by Tina Tuo, Ree Yip and Chrissie Chan of Hong Kong.
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CFA's Best Cat in Premiership, Regions 1-9
CFA’s Best Cat in Premiership in North America/Japan/Europe is GP, NW Lynzkatz Daisy Dalrymple, a brown patched tabby American Shorthair bred by Linda and Jon Bartley and owned by Jim Flanik, Linda and Jon Bartley of Altoona, Pennsylvania.
The Premiership category are those pedigreed cats who are eight months and older and who have been neutered or spayed.
See the complete list of the top cats in Premiership in North America/Japan/Europe for 2017-18....
CFA's Best Household Pet, Regions 1-9
CFA’s Best Cat in Household Pet in North America/Japan/Europe is GH, HNW Gary Galavant, a black and white longhair neuter from Whittier, California. He is owned by Debi and Payton Gomez.
This is the first year that CFA honors Household Pets at the national and international level. In this first year, top ten Household Pets are being recognized. Beginning with the new show season, top 25 Household Pets will be honored.
See the complete list of the top Household Pets in North America/Japan/Europe for 2017-18....
These cats will be recognized along with the other top cats in each of the categories, as well as the top three winners in each breed, at CFA's Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner on Saturday, June 30 at the Crowne Plaza at Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia. The breeders and owners of the winning cats will travel to Atlanta from more than ten countries from three continents. CFA is the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats.
To learn more about the Cat Fanciers' Association and to discover the vast amount of services offered by CFA, visit their web site at www.cfa.org
The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.™
(CFA) was founded in 1906 as a not-for-profit association of member clubs and is the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats. CFA's mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of ALL cats. CFA promotes education, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. CFA and its affiliate clubs work nationally with local shelters to help humanely reduce homeless and feral cat populations and to encourage voluntary neuter/spay of pet cats. To learn more about the Cat Fanciers' Association, the pedigreed breeds of cats, or to find the nearest CFA cat show, visit their web site at www.cfa.org