GLOSSARY OF TERMS
The following is a some terms that are commonly used at shows and in show documents.
|A ring in which cats of all breeds are judged and ranked against each other.
|A judge who is licensed to judge allbreed rings.
|A spayed (female) or neutered (male) cat.
|Any Other Variety (AOV)
|A purebred and registered cat that is not eligible to compete because they do not meet the standard for their breed.
|The color also known as gray or maltese.
|The ideal characteristics for the breed, as agreed upon by the breed council..
|The group of individuals, clubs, and CFA involved with breeding and showing cats.
|A group of cats that are part of a breeding program.
|Whole (unaltered) adult cats (8 months an older) that are purebred, registered and meet the standard for their breed.
|Someone who shows cats.
|Household Pet (HHP)
|Open to all cats, purebred or not, that are not eligible to compete in any other class.
|Purebred and registered kittens that are between the ages of four and seven months (inclusive) and meet the standard for their breed.
|A cat that is not yet a Champion.
|Awarded to a cat in a show and accumulated towards a towards a title.
|Open to altered adult cats that are purebred and registered and meet the standard for their breed.
|Cat whose ancestors are all of the same breed, or whose ancestry includes crossbreeding that is allowed in the breed standard.
|A geographic area that makes up some of the territory of an association.
|An area at a show where one judge examines cats and awards prizes. A show may have several simultaneous rings.
|A judge that is licensed only to judge in a specialty ring, not in an allbreed ring.
|Breeds are separated into categories such as longhair and shorthair for the purposes of judging.
|An award earned by a cat.
|Not neutered or spayed.