ALL ABOUT DOGS and CATS   Resource Center for Canine & Feline Lovers
The International Cat Association

Breeders, exhibitors and cat lovers are all invited to join TICA and
participate in the most progressive registry in the world. Our members are
entitled to vote on all issues which shape the Association. Clubs do not
vote in TICA.

Members are  entitled to belong to breed sections of their choice and may
be eligible to be an elected officer. There are currently more than 3000
TICA members throughout the world.

There are TICA clubs chartered in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Belgium,
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, The
Netherlands, Peru,  Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Switzerland and the
United States.
Cat Breeds

A cat is considered to be of a certain cat breed if it is true breeding for the traits that
define that breed. Only three percent of owned cats belong to a cat breed, and an
even smaller percentage of those are suitable as show cats.

A registration certificate proves that a cat belongs to a cat breed by showing the
cat's pedigree back to at least four generations. The whole concept of cat breeds is a
relatively new one. Two hundred years ago there was no such thing. Varieties of
domestic cat can also be identified by characteristics other than breed.

All
cat registries do not recognize all breeds. There are also some classification
differneces.  The following is a list (with links to breed descriptions) of the breeds
recognized by various
cat registries.
ALL ABOUT CATS

The Winn Feline Foundation

is a non-profit organization
established in 1968 that supports
health related studies about medical
problems affecting cats. Projects
funded by Winn have provided
information that is used every day
in all aspects of feline medicine.

Visit  two special initiatives:
Ricky Fund for Hypertrophic
Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Research

Bria Fund for Feline Infectious
Peritonitis (FIP) Research.
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Each breed of cat has its own special characteristics and needs. Some need more
care than others. For a quick guide to personlaity, size, grooming requirements,
activity level, and the breed's average child-friendly and pet-friendly rating, please
see the chart  
Cat Breed Characteristics