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The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy

The UK's Premier Registration body

A Merry Christmas from all at GCCF 

Giving Cats Care Forever!

The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy is the premier registration body for cats in the UK. We offer information, advice and expertise to help you breed, own or choose the right cat for your circumstances and life style. 

From Monday 3rd December the phone lines will be open from 10 am – 2 pm.  Outside these times the current voicemail service will remain.  The plan is to gradually increase times, and be back to 10 am – 4 pm as previously for 2019. Thank you for your patience.  

PLEASE NOTE:  The office will be closed for a Training Day on TUESDAY 18th DECEMBER.  Christmas closing this year is from midday 21st December until 9 a.m. Wednesday 2nd January.

The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy are very proud to be hosts for the 2021 World Cat Congress celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the first recognised cat show.

International Cat Care supports the GCCF’s initiatives to ensure pedigree cats are healthy, preventing health and welfare issues caused by  body conformation or inherited disorders.  Its leadership on these issues will ensure that the GCCF leads the way in pedigree cat welfare.                      Claire Bessant, Chief Executive        

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UK OG, IMP GR CH & GR PR Riascatz Dandy Lion (PER ds 03 22)

Owner:    Jade-Louise Gore     Breeder:  Marie Hill

Photo:  Shirlaine Forrest


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