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Shows and Events

Cat showing is a competition where a cat’s attributes and conformation are compared against a breed standard for its breed, and is a fun and social hobby for cat owners.

Getting started

If you are thinking of showing your cat, the first step is to attend a show as a visitor, to get a flavour of what to expect.

First steps

Show Calendar

GCCF clubs organise shows all over the country, both All Breed and Breed Specialist shows, giving you opportunities to compete regularly and meet like-minded people.

Dates & venues

Certificates and Titles

Adult cats, both entire and neutered, pedigree and non-pedigree are eligible to win Certificates; these lead to the awarding of official titles.


Household Pets

The Household Pet Section is divided into two groups – Non-Pedigree Pets for cats of traditional “domestic” appearance, and Pedigree Pets for those looking like pedigrees with known or unknown pedigree background.

The HP Section

Vaccination Rules

This page explains the vaccination rules as they apply to GCCF shows, so that you can familiarise yourself with them well ahead of show time.

Vaccination information

Cat Friendly Hotels

We are compiling a list of cat friendly hotels and B&Bs throughout the UK and hope that you will find this useful.

Show accommodation information

Pet insurance for cat owners – Quote CAT23 to get 20% off