World Cat Federation

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World Cat Federation
Formation1988; 32 years ago (1988)
Founded atRio de Janeiro
HeadquartersEssen, Germany
President
Anneliese Hackmann
Secretary General
Tatjana Cernova
Websitewww.wcf-online.de

The World Cat Federation (WCF) is an international association of cat clubs. It was founded in 1988 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and continues to have a strong presence in Latin America, Western Europe, and in countries of the former USSR. It is currently based in Germany. There are 370 organizations worldwide associated to the WCF.[1] The current president is Anneliese Hackmann from Essen.

Purpose[edit]

The WCF allows the breeders of affiliated clubs to register their kennel names internationally. They create standards for the 68 pedigreed breeds of cats recognized by the club.[2] The WCF trains judges for exhibitions and organizes the examinations. Generally, the WCF is designed to promote international contacts of the cat clubs affiliated.

The WCF comprises over 10,000 breeders/catteries registered (not all are active members); 66 national organisations (plus 64 provisional); 370 clubs (over 500 counting sub-clubs) total pedigrees unknown (handled by clubs, not centralised); average of over 500 shows per year; 111 breeds listed as recognised or accepted (as of 2020);[2] describes itself as "an international association of cat clubs ... successfully working on the development of animal protection laws in European Parliament in Strasbourg."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ kd-deuter. "WCF - World Cat Federation". www.wcf-online.de. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  2. ^ a b "Recognized and admitted breeds in the WCF". World Cat Federation. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Welcome to the website of the World Cat Federation eV". World Cat Federation. Retrieved 6 March 2020.

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