CFA Publications

CFA’s publications department currently produces several publications (both in print and online): the Online Almanac, the CatTalk Almanac, a monthly newsletter, and our flagship publication, the CFA Yearbook.

The CFA Yearbook

CFA YearbookThe first CFA Yearbook was published in 1958, and in 1973 it was expanded to a large (9″ x 12″) hard cover designer edition. In 2003, the Yearbook was redesigned as an 8-1/2″ x 11″ format. The YEARBOOK is published annually with the continuing history of CFA and exceptional pictures of the finest pedigreed cats in the world.

The CFA Yearbook contains the current CFA Constitution; award winners; Grand Champions, Grand Premiers and Distinguished Merits; interesting articles and feature stories by breeders, research scientists, and veterinarians; as well as breeder advertising.

The CFA YEARBOOK is a prized addition to any library – order yours today!

CatTalk Almanac

CatTalkCatTalk Almanac began publication in November of 2011, and is a bi-monthly magazine that captures the many voices of CFA.

With its first-person view, CatTalk Almanac serves as the heart and soul of the CFA exhibitor. Through its intent as a member-driven publication, CatTalk Almanac is dedicated to reflecting the organization’s diverse membership and wide range of interests.

Subscribe now and read the latest news about our Fancy!

The Online Almanac

Online AlmanacONLINE ALMANAC! A User’s Guide of the Online Almanac is provided so that you can see what it has to offer. Please take this opportunity to explore CFA’s newest publication and its various features.

A 1 year subscription to the Online Almanac is $59.00 – to subscribe, create a user account, or log on to an existing user account.


E-NewsletterCFA produces a monthly eNewsletter that is available for free to anyone who subscribes. It is published on the 15th of each month and is emailed to subscribers. It includes news of interest to active breeders, exhibitors, CFA club members, show committees, clerks, judges, breed council members and everyone else seriously involved in CFA.

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Cat Fanciers’ Almanac

The Cat Fanciers’ Almanac was directed to serious breeders and exhibitors of pedigreed cats. As the official bi-monthly publication of CFA, it contained the official records of the Association; schedules of upcoming shows and the results of shows held under the Association’s rules; articles on breeding, health and care, and showing; highlights of new Grand Champions/Premiers, and sires and dams reaching the Distinguished Merit level; national and regional award winners; commercial and breeder advertising.

The Cat Fanciers’ Almanac ceased publication with the October/November 2007 issue.

CFA Pamphlets

The Cat Fanciers’ Association has printed copies available for many of the following educational and informational pamphlets. They contain general cat care data, detailed reports on funded health care studies, cat show advice, and information of interest to all cat owners. The information in many of these pamphlets is contained on this website. For an online look at the information, please follow the link from the pamphlet of your choice. Printed pamphlets can be ordered from our online store.

Basic Cattery Planning
Blood Type Incompatability & Kitten Mortality
Cat Overpopulation – CFA’s Position
Cat Show Guide
Due Credit – Let’s Give Responsible Breeders the Credit They Deserve
Early Spay/Neuter in the Cat
Hints for Determining Your Cat Color
Myths and Facts about Cats
Neuter and Spay – It’s the Humane Way
Pedigreed Cats Face Extinction
Plants and Your Cat
Rabies … What You Need to Know
Ready.. Set.. Show!
Real Story on Toxoplasmosis
Registration/Breeding Glossary
Rules Governing Acceptance and Advancement of New Breeds and Colors
Should You Breed Your Cat?
The Cat Fanciers’ Association Foundation, Inc.
Why Not Coercive Legislation?
Your Cat is Safer Indoors

Health Articles

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease in Persian Cats
Cat Scratch Disease
Chronic Gingivitis in the Cat
CFA’s Position on Declawing
Early Spay/Neuter in the Cat
Feline Asthma
Feline Bladder Stones and Urinary Obstruction
Non-obstructive Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Feline Dental Pathology and Care
Feline Hip Dysplasia
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
Cats & Flea Control Products
The Geriatric Cat
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Pet Ownership for Immunocompromised People
Potpourri Hazard to Cats
Ten Tips for a Poison Safe Household