The World Cat Federation (WCF) was founded on 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by three clubs which were seeking for more democratic and human procedures in the cat fancy, more than other existing federations ever had.
The WCF was founded on 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by three clubs which were seeking for more democratic and human procedures in the cat fancy, more than other existing federations ever had. Right now the WCF consists of more than 540 clubs throughout the world covering all continents including the Untited States.
The WCF is registered in Germany as "eingetragener Verein" and - when European community is ready - in Brussel as an European federation, too.
The WCF takes part at consultations, arranged by the European parlament in Strasbourg, and is responsible for animal welfare and legislation in some working parties and hearing. A WCF member, wether it is a club or a federation, is independent in his business.
The WCF´s responsibilities are ...
international cattery registration
education, training and examination of the international judges
standards and points
giving rules and classes at shows
WCF licensed judges are educated by international rules. They have to follow several orders. In our list you will also find judges from cooperate associations, i.e. EGCA, which have been affiliated for judge education an examination according to WCF rules, as well as from other world organisations, i.e. CFA or TICA, whose judges are welcome to our WCF shows.
WCF only recognizes examination for a complete hair category, no part examinations. these will not be accepted. Shows starting in 1998 will only have licensed judgesm as decided by the general assembly. The inviting clubs will check the license number on the keycard and the confirmed hair category. Only for the hair categories confirmed on the keycard the judge can be used. The hair categories are written at the bottom, i.e. LH, SH, SLH, SOSH and AB (Allbreed). If something is not correct between the Internet list and the keycard please contact the general secretary´s office.
WCF licensed judges will have refund for accomodation, beverages, travel expenses and a gift from the organisation by decision of the inviting club, if the judge works. The work as a judge is free of charges. It is forbidden to collect additional charges for a cat. Neglection of this code of honour will be notified to the WCF head office and this judge will be expelled.