Your cat is so special in your eyes that you're sure it would win a cat show. But what do you know about cat shows? Can anyone enter and what are the judges looking for? Find out about cat shows by taking this quiz.
What is the name of the American body that oversees cat shows?
the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF)
the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA)
the American Cat Show Association (ACSA)
When did modern cat shows come into fashion?
In what city or cities does the CFA International Cat Show conduct its annual event?
in a different city every year
in New York
in Washington, D.C.
In the annual Supreme Cat Show, held in the U.K. by GCCF, how many cats usually take part?
more than 800
more than 1,000
more than 2,000
Which of these best describes a typical cat show?
peaceful and relaxed
pompous and gaudy
hectic and noisy
How do they judge cats at a cat show?
They compare them to their breed standard.
They compare them to their canine counterparts.
They judge them subjectively according to the taste of the panel of judges that day.
Aside from looking at the cats' measurements, how else are cats assessed?
according to the clearness of their eyes
according to the overall balance and proportion of their features
according to their temperament and demeanor
How many CFA-recognized breeds are there?
What part of the cat carries the highest points value: the head, ears or eyes?
Who makes sure that the shows run smoothly and cages are maintained?
valets and ring leaders
valets and cat stewards
ring clerks and ring stewards
In the championship category, how old do the cats have to be?
at least six months old
at least eight months old
at least 12 months old
In a specialty show, what is meant by the term "altered cat"?
a cat that has had its fur altered either in color or texture
a cat that has been declawed
a cat that has been spayed or neutered
How do cat shows differ from dog shows in terms of where the animals are judged from?
Cats are judged from the judging tables whereas dogs are made to jog around the arena.
Cats are judged from inside their cages whereas dogs are brought outside.
Cats are judged under the main tent whereas dogs are judged from within their stalls.
What color scheme is used for first, second and third ribbons at the CFA cat show?
gold, navy, purple
green, blue, bronze
blue, red, yellow
If a cat champion wins over 200 points, it is called:
a grand champion
What do household pets win in their category?
certificates of merit
What is the "best-in-show" award?
the highest award of a big league cat show
the highest award of a small, regional cat show
the runner-up award (after the "very-best-in-show" award) at a big league cat show
What do experts suggest you do before entering your cat in a show?
Apply in writing to the official cat show board of judges.
Register your cat on the two-year-long waiting list.
Familiarize yourself first by attending a show as a spectator.
What type of competition has the CFA International Cat Show introduced in recent years?
an agility show
a pussy-footing show
a battle-of-the-claws competition
Who caters the cat food at the cat shows?
There is a special cat caterer who provides first-class feline foods.
Each person brings what his or her cat needs to eat.
Large sponsors cater, including Friskies and Fancy Feast brands.