The International Cat Association

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The International Cat Association, commonly known as TICA, is the world's largest genetic cat registry. Originally a North American organization, it now has a worldwide presence. The organization has a genetic registry for pedigreed and household pet cats and is one of the world's largest sanctioning bodies for cat shows.


TICA's activities include:[1]

  • encouraging its members to be owners, lovers and breeders of cats who work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of domestic cats.
  • maintaining a certified pedigree registry.
  • providing cat shows which promote both pedigreed and non-pedigreed cats.
  • promoting friendly relations between breeders in the USA and other countries.
  • setting up a foundation to encourage research on feline health issues and to provide lists of resource materials on health issues to its members.

Recognized breeds[edit]

Listed in alphabetical order by breed:[2]

Championship Breeds[edit]

Advanced New Breeds[edit]

Preliminary New Breeds[edit]


  1. ^ TICA's Mission Statement
  2. ^ TICA Breeds List
  3. ^ a b c "2013 Annual Board Meeting" (PDF). TICA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

External links[edit]