A Guide to Cat Registration
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Registration and Application Forms to download, fill in and print out for
members of GCCF can register a Cat, Prefix, or Litter, or apply for
Honours. Membership is singular and associate, non-voting, membership only.
If a cat is in joint names all parties must be members.
Members are required
to abide by the Rules and Code of Ethics of GCCF. There is a joining fee
plus an Annual fee for the year ending 31st December. If the
Annual fee is not paid by 1st January, membership lapses and
members wishing to re-join must pay the joining fee.
The voting members
are the Committee of Council and 2 delegates from each club. Clubs instruct
their delegates how to vote. If you want to have a say on what GCCF
decides, join a club. You will find a list of clubs and contacts on the
Show Date Calendar.
Breeders must register a Prefix (Cattery Name) with Council. The Prefix
must be original and have no more than 10 letters. To register, fill
out the Prefix application form with 6 choices in order of preference and
send it to Council with the required Fee . A Prefix may be transferred from
the owner's previous control body. A Prefix may be registered in the names
of more than one person, but they must both be members of GCCF
Pedigrees must contain all details of the cat's ancestors for at least 3
generations i.e. Name of cat including Prefix, Registration Number, Breed
& Colour of its parents, grand parents and great-grandparents.
to be bred from must be registered with a recognised control body. For a
litter to be registered with GCCF, the queen must be registered with GCCF.
An Application for Litter Registration form should be completed and
forwarded to Council with the correct fee. The stud service section must be
completed and signed by the owner of the stud. The owner of the queen must
complete the rest of the form and sign it. A Pedigree of the litter must
also be sent. A Litter Registration number and Certificate is issued. The
litter registration number may be used for show puposes until kittens are 5
Pedigree Cats over the age of 5 months must be individually registered with
a recognised governing body if they are to be shown.
wishing to individually register a cat/kitten for the first time must send
its pedigree and a completed Application for Registration of a Cat/Kitten
form, with the correct fee, to the office. The form and pedigree must be
signed by the breeder. The number of letters in a cat's name must not
exceed 30 letters including the Prefix. A Cat Registration & Ownership
Certificate, showing the cat's registered name, number and details, will be
forwarded to the owner.
Of Ownership within GCCF
registration is being transferred, the transfer section at the bottom of
the Cat Registration & Ownership Certificate must be completed by the
previous and new owners. The completed form, with the correct fee, is to be
sent to the office. The new owner will receive a Cat Registration and
Ownership Certificate in their name.
Of Ownership outside GCCF
transferred between members of different control bodies must be
individually registered with the seller's control body before being
registered with the new control body.
For GCCF members
selling to a member of another control body, the signed Certificate of
Transfer, a pedigree for certification and the requisite fees are to be
sent to the office. The new owner will be sent a Cat Registration &
Ownership Certificate and Certified Pedigree. Non-members of GCCF may then
send this form to their control body for registration.
GCCF members buying
from non-members must have the cat individually registered with the
seller's control body and send the registration Certificate and Certified
Pedigree, issued with the GCCFV member as the owner of the kitten/cat, to
GCCFV which will then issue a new Cat Registration & Ownership
Certificate. (The registration Certificates of some control bodies
incorporate Certified Pedigrees).
Cats registered to
non-members must be desexed and a Certified Pedigree will be issued in
yellow with a watermark of “PET ONLY” across the page.
This is a Pedigree certified by the control body with which the cat/kitten
as at 12th April,
the 1999 AGM, it was decided to put a levy on fees to support the Feline
Health Research Fund. This levy is $2 on Annual Membership and $1 on
registration fees. This levy is included in the above fees.
* A surcharge of $3 applies to
registration of litters over 6 months old and first registration of cats
over 12 months old. No surcharge is payable for cats being transferred from
another control body. Litters over 12 months old will not be registered.
Forms are available
on this web site, at the Stationery Table at shows or from the Office and
are to be sent to the Office for processing.
PROVIDED TO BREEDERS
Council has a
bold advertisement in Yellow Pages which brings in lots of inquiries. These
are answered at the office, either in person or by the answering maching
which gives 2 other numbers to ring. There is usually someone available at
reasonable hours on at least one of these numbers, so people enquiring
about kittens can be given the names and phone numbers of breeders. It is
helpful if breeders notify the Secretary, preferably by registering the
litter, when they have kittens so that people are not given a list of
breeders who do not have kittens.
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