first cat exhibition was in England in 1598 but the first official show
was in 1871 in the Crystal Palace London for British Short hair and Persians.
About the same time there was one in the USA for the Main Coon. The first
Siamese were shown around 1885.
Netherlands knows National and International cat shows. The International
is the most popular because here you can win the highest awards like International
Champion, Great International Champion and finally European Champion.
By the National shows you can only become the Champions Tittle. If you
win this three times you become International Champion
Here you can't bring your cat officially. You bring your own cat to the
show judge. Most of the time these shows are organized by raseclubs.You
can't win a tittle only ribbons and rapport's.
for the show
Take care that
your cat has got a vaccination 14 days before the show against cat sickness
(obligated) and sneeze sickness and that cat is in top condition.
cat get used to the cage by putting him in a few minutes every day. Let
it get used to strange surroundings and people so when the show judge picks
him up the cat won't panic.
cat get used to transportation. When he becomes travel sick he is not allowed
to join the show.
Take a look
at the ears, mouth, eyes and feets/claws regularly and brush the cat
you have to bring
Cat trough with
food and a food trough.
Basket or blanket
+ extra under blanket for protection in the cage
cover the cage
Proof of booking
and vaccination book