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.
The full name is the Cat Fanciers' Association or CFA for short.
The first modern cat shows took place in 1871 in London, England.
Each year, the show is held in a different city.
More than 1,000 cats take part in this special show.
Most cat shows are hectic and noisy, with lots of excitement and commotion.
Similar to the system used at dog shows, there is a standard set for every breed, and the cats are compared to that standard.
The judges also look at the cats' overall balance and proportion.
There are a total of 41 CFA-recognized breeds.
The head carries the highest value, with a possible 30-point total allocation.
Ring clerks and ring stewards take care of this, one of each for each ring in the show.
The minimum age for this category is eight months.
An altered cat has been either spayed or neutered.
At cat shows, the cats are judged from the judging tables, whereas at dog shows, the dogs jog with their owners around the arena.
The first ribbon is blue, second is red and third is yellow.
It is called a grand champion.
Household pet winners win merit awards, which are red and white striped ribbons.
The "best-in-show" is the highest award of a big league cat show, something like a World Cup.
They suggest getting yourself acquainted with a cat show as a spectator first.
It has introduced an agility show, which involves a course and obstacles.
It's one of the things the owner has to come equipped with. You need to bring whatever food or drink your cat will need throughout the course of the show.