General articles about The International Cat Association

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for PandEcats.com members only.


  • Breed Registrations in CFA, TICA & GCCF: A Comparison
    Could looking into the breed distribution of kitten registrations explain why some cat registry numbers are growing while other registries are declining?
    February 2006

  • Comparing Cat Registry Numbers
    How many cats were registered in CFA, TICA and GCCF in the past few years? Which cat registries are growing in popularity? Which are declining?
    November 2005

  • Comparing CFA and TICA
    CFA and TICA are two of the most popular cat registries in the world. Many breeders register and show their cats in both organizations. Learn the differences you need to know between the two organizations.
    May 2015

  • Comparing Persian Breed Standards From Different Registries
    Are all breed standards created equal?
    September 2003

  • Household Pet - A Valued Exhibitor in TICA
    Of all the cat registries, TICA most honors the Household Pet Exhibitor. Bravo!
    September 2004

  • Learned Along The Way
    A HHP exhibitor shares the lessons learned along the way while campaigning her tabby to her first International Win in TICA
    December 2019

  • * Protests Between Cat Breeders
    Anyone can file a protest against a cat breeder with their registering organization. Understanding what you can and cannot file a protest about and how to be successful will save you a lot of emotional wear and tear.
    January 2004

  • Registration Statistics
    Is the cat fancy growing? Or is the cat fancy shrinking? We compare the kitten registration statistics of CFA, TIC, GCCF and the puppy registrations of the American Kennel Club to see which registries are doing better than others.
    May 2001

  • Show Count Announcements
    Why should cat clubs be required to announce their show counts?
    June 2006

  • Show Ring Number Cards
    This article includes downloadable templates for printing sets of show number cards for both CFA and TICA
    March 2020

  • Solveig Pflueger
    On July 14, 2014, the cat fancy lost Dr. Solveig Pflueger. From the initial founding of TICA until her passing 35 years later, Solveig shaped and expanded the face of TICA through her talents, wisdom and genetic expertise.
    August 2014

  • TICA Offers Discounts
    Did you know that TICA offers price discounts when you transfer 5 or more cats from another cat registry?
    March 2007

  • * TICA Rules Regarding Disqualification and Withholding Awards
    Learn the rules that govern the disqualification of cats and the withholding of awards in the show ring in TICA.
    December 2010

  • TICA Titles
    Have you ever wondered about the titles in TICA? What do all those initials mean? And what does your cat have to do to earn those titles? Wonder no more :-)!
    June 2002

  • TICA Turns 30!
    The International Cat Association celebrates its 30th anniversary and honors the people and cats that made it the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats and registry of household pet cats and kittens
    June 2009

  • What Color Is Your Cat?
    This article by TICA judge, Beth Hicks is a photographic essay showing the different colors of cats from tabbies and torbies to pointed and 'with white' in all the shades and patterns.
    July 2005

  • * When is a Persian Not a Persian?
    Not all Persians are created equal. A Persian in one cat registry can be a Longhaired Exotic in another... so Buyer Beware (and informed!)
    October 2002



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