Meet Our Fabulous Felines

As the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, TICA currently recognizes 71 breeds of cats for championship competition. In addition, the number of breeds can change as new breeds are developed.

The different breeds are eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and for appropriate titles and awards, based on their status.

Championship Breeds

Breeds of cats who have been accepted for the championship and are recognized as being eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and eligible for appropriate titles and/or computation of Annual Awards. These cats must be 8 months of age or more and may be male, female, neuter or spay. Pedigreed kittens (under 8 months of age) do not earn titles, but are eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and may earn points towards Annual Awards.

Non-Championship Breeds

This class consists of Household Pets and Household Pet Kittens. Household pets earn titles comparable to Championship cats and are eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and may earn points towards Annual Awards. Household pet kittens do not earn titles, but are eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and may earn points towards Annual Awards.

Advanced New Breeds

The second level of the Championship Advancement Class Program. These breeds are eligible to be shown in TICA sanctioned shows but do not earn titles or points towards Annual Awards and must follow specific rules to be eligible for championship status.

Preliminary New Breeds

The beginning level of the Championship Advancement Class Program. These breeds are eligible to be shown in TICA sanctioned shows but do not earn titles or points towards Annual Awards and must follow specific rules to be eligible for the next step in achieving championship status.

To learn more about the breeds, visit tica.org

These are the Breeds you will see at the 2019 Catsachusetts Show:

Shorthair

Abyssinian
American Shorthair
American Wirehair
Bengal
British Shorthair
Burmese
Chartreux
Devon Rex
Exotic Shorthair
Japanese Bobtail
Munchkin
Oriental Shorthair
Peterbald
Russian Blue
Scottish Fold
Siamese
Sinapura
Sphynx

Longhair

Balinese
Birman
Himalayan
Maine Coon
Munchkin Longhair
Norwegian Forest
Persian
Pixiebob Longhair
Ragdoll
Selkirk Rex Longhair
Siberian
Somali

 

Household Pets, both Longhair and Shorthair

and Advanced New Breed, the Toybob!