QUALIFICATIONS’ RULES

Only cats of fully recognized breeds and their fully recognized varieties as well as house cats belonging to individual FIFe members may participate at the World Show.

Participation in the World Show is only possible for cats which have obtained the minimum necessary qualification depending on the class in which they compete at the World Show.


• Classes 1 – 6 (adults and neuters)

No qualification needed, cats having obtained the title International Champion, International Premior or higher are automatically qualified.

• Classes 7 – 10 (adults and neuters)

3 x Excellent 1 in class 11 – 12 or
1 x Best in Variety in classes 7 – 12 or
1 x Nomination for Best in Show in classes 7 – 12.
Classes 8 and 10 (neuters):
No qualification needed for cats having obtained the title International Champion or higher, these cats are automatically qualified.

• Class 11 (juniors)

3 x Excellent 1 in class 11 – 12 or
1 x Best in Variety in classes 11 – 12 or
1 x Nomination for Best in Show in classes 11 – 12.

• Class 12 (kittens)

1 x Excellent 1 in class 12.

• Class 14 (house cats)

1 x Nomination for Best in Show house cats
No qualification needed for Distinguished Show Merit (DSM) house cats, these cats are automatically qualified.



In all cases where qualifications apply: the qualification period is the 13 months period prior to the World Show.

Qualifications obtained during the 13 months period prior to the World Show by cats belonging to breeds resp. varieties in preliminary recognition phase are valid if the breed resp. variety achieves full recognition prior to the date of the World Show.