Cat Registries

Felis Britannica

The Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFe) is a global federation that represents the pinnacle of feline excellence and pedigree cat registration. Founded in 1949, celebrating 75 years in 2024, FIFe has grown to become a respected authority in the cat fancy world, with members in 41 countries, renowned for its dedication to the health, welfare, and breeding of purebred cats.

  • FIFe has over 200 International judges and over 100 Student judges
  • Over 100,000 individual members within the Federation
  • Over 100,000 pedigrees and 1,500 cattery names are registered each year.
  • Over 500 shows with more that 200,000 cats exhibited each year, where breeders and enthusiasts can showcase their cats and compete for prestigious titles.

FIFe’s mission is to foster international cooperation among breeders and to standardise breed definitions. It is recognised for its comprehensive breed standards, which include over 48 fully recognised breeds and varieties. These standards ensure that cats are bred to the highest quality and health standards.

FIFe’s influence extends through its member organisations in numerous countries, each adhering to the federation’s rigorous guidelines for breeding and exhibiting cats.

Felis Britannica, the UK member of Federation Internationale Feline (FIFe), stands as a beacon of excellence in the world of pedigree cats. Established in 2003, this non-profit organisation unites a federation of cat clubs across the UK.

With a commitment to the highest standards of cat welfare and breeding, Felis Britannica operates under the umbrella of FIFe to offer a full range of services, including a pedigree cat registry, certificated pedigrees, and running international cat shows. It actively promotes responsible breeding practices and the well-being of cats, ensuring that all breeders adhere to stringent guidelines and ethical standards. Our Cat Shows not only celebrate the beauty and diversity of cats but also serve as a platform for education and sharing best practices in breeding and care.

In summary, FIFe and Felis Britannica is a community dedicated to the love and advancement of pedigree cats, driven by passion, expertise, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. It is an organisation where passion for cats translates into excellence in breeding and welfare.

The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy

The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) are the premier cat registration organisation in the UK dedicated to cat health, welfare, and responsible breeding. GCCF recognises 40 pedigree cat breeds. Our objective is to ensure that cats live healthy, happy lives. The GCCF, established in 1910, originated from early cat clubs and became an incorporated company on 5 November 2010. The GCCF licenses around 135 cat shows annually, where pedigree cats can earn titles like Champion, Grand Champion, Imperial, and Olympian, with equivalent titles for neutered and pedigree pet and non-pedigree cats. The Supreme Cat Show, organised by the GCCF, is the UK’s largest cat show, akin to Crufts, offering unique awards such as UK and Supreme Champion. Our head office, based in Bridgwater, manages registrations, and show processing. GCCF established The Cat Welfare Trust, a charity focused on improving cat welfare. The GCCF is a member of The Cat Group and the World Cat Congress

TICA

The International Cat Association® (TICA®) is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats and the largest registry of household pet cats and kittens. TICA was the first and now the world’s largest registry to allow household cats of unknown ancestry to compete for the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats. The knowledgeable breeding of pedigreed cats preserves the distinct characteristics of individual pedigreed breeds and ensures the continuation of predictable physical and behavioral traits for future generations.

TICA was founded in the US in 1979, with the first TICA shows that year in the US. TICA shows were first held in Japan in the 1980s, mainland Europe in the 1990s and in the UK in 2004.

The International Cat Association, headquartered in Harlingen, Texas, administers the rules for the licensing and managing hundreds of cat shows annually across the globe and in 104 countries. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, knowledgeable cat ownership, and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. TICA currently recognizes 71 breeds of cats, from the ancient Abyssinian to the newer breeds like the Lykoi and including wild-looking domestic breeds like the Chausie and Bengals.