SW Region Cat Clubs

Attending a cat show is a unique and fun experience where you can see beautiful specimens of different breeds and learn more about cats in general. a cat show consists of several simultaneous shows going on in different rings, each with a different judge. 

The owners receive a cage number and find their benched cage, where they wait to be called to the judges' rings. When called, the owner brings the cat to the cages in each of the different rings for judges to take the cat out out, inspect it and rate it. Each ring has a ring clerk and a ring steward who help everything run smoothly by maintaining records, calling numbers and keeping cages clean between cats. Each cat show also has a master clerk to keep records organized.

​The classes are:

  • Championship: Cats that are not spayed or neutered who are at least eight months old compete for championship titles in this class.
  • Premiership: Spayed or neutered cats that would otherwise qualify for competing in the championship class compete for premier titles.
  • Kitten: Cats in this class are between four and eight months old (regardless of whether they are spayed or neutered)..
  • Veteran: Cats in this class are at least seven years old. However, owners have the choice to enter these cats in other qualifying classes as well.
  • Household pet: Any cat that has not been declawed but has been spayed or neutered after eight months can enter this clas


Have lots of fun, enjoy looking at the cats, and be sure to:

Walk in the show hall. Cats like slow movements.

Always ask cat owners if you may touch or play with their cat.

Speak softly in the show hall. Cats love to hear soft voices.

Watch quietly in the judging rings so that you can learn about cat breeds.

When you see someone carrying a cat to or from a judging ring, always let them get through the crowd first. They need to be on time for the judge.

If you want to take a photograph of a cat, always ask the owners first if it is OK.

So find a Cat Show near you! Come see your favorite breeds, talk to exibitors and be sure to watch the cats being judged. Many of the judges have interesting facts about genenics, breed standards and the history of this great hobby.

If you have questions about attending a cat show in the southwest region please use the chat button on the right side of the page

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