What are the seven main classes for a Cat Fanciers’ Association international cat show?
The seven competitive classes for a Cat Fanciers’ Association international cat show are: Kitten Class – Includes altered or unaltered kittens of a pedigreed breed between the ages of 4 to 8 months. Competitors are grouped by gender, breed, and coloration with ribbons given for first, second and third places as well as Best and Second Best of Breed. Championship Class – Registered cats of more than eight months of age compete in this class. Winning ribbons are given in red, white, and blue categories. A cat must acquire six winner ribbons to be designated a champion and thus become eligible to compete against other champions. Premiership Class – This class is for altered cats, who are judged by the same criteria as the Championship Class. Altered cats also need six ribbons to receive the Premier designation. Provisional Class – The Provisional class is the next to the last step for a breed to be accepted for Championship competition and includes breeds that have not yet achieved championship status. Cats in this class compete for Best of Breed, but are not eligible to advance until the breed qualifies for championship status. Miscellaneous Class – This class is for breeds not yet accepted for Provisional status. The class puts the breed on exhibition at shows and allows judges to examine the animals and discuss proposed standards. Veteran Class – This class includes altered or unaltered cats of more than 7 years of age. Owners chose to place these cats in this category even though they are qualified to show in the premier or championship class. Participants are not eligible for awards in any other class. Household Pet Class – Household pets are all judged in one group regardless of gender, coat length, coloration or age. There are no written standards for this group, but participants must not be declawed and if they are more than 8 months of age, they must be spayed or neutered.