How to Enter a Cat Show





author Sara Thornton DVM    iCandy RagaMuffins

Thinking about entering a CFA show? It’s easy. Just follow these directions.

1. Go to to look for shows in the area you are  interested in.

2. Click on the link to the show you want to enter.

3.  A page will come up that lists the judges, place, date, etc.; there will be a link in the middle of the page that says Click Here For Online Entry.                  Click.

4. Fill in the form.

  • Select the show you want to attend from the drop down menu
  • Enter the registered name of your cat
  • Your cat’s CFA registration number
  • Your cat’s birthdate
  • Color class. In RagaMuffins, males are 9800 and females are 9801
  • Choose the breed from the drop down menu
  • Choose the sex of your cat from the drop down menu
  • Fill in your cat’s coat color ( in muffins, this can get complicated!)
  • Choose your cat’s eye color from the drop down menu
  • Fill in the names of your cat’s sire, dam, and breeder
  • The next part is easy….fill in your name, address, etc.
  • If you are not going to a show and someone else is showing your cat, you will need to fill in the Agent section with information on that person
  • Choose the CFA region you are in from the drop down menu. Consult to determine your region.
  • Choose the class your cat is in from the drop down menu. More on this in the future
  • Decide what extras, if any, that you will want at your show bench. This is the time to ask for a double space for your cat, a grooming area, an end of row spot , etc.
  • If you are bringing your own cage for your cat such as a Sturdi pop up, check the box provided.
  • Ask to bench near a friend to make the day more fun!
  • Don’t forget to type your name in as an electronic signature
  • Put in the email you want your confirmation sent to
  • Repeat for each cat you want to show

5. Email the entry clerk to ensure your entry was received. Once you get the amount due, you may mail the entry clerk a check or in some cases pay at       the door when arriving at the show. The entry clerk information will be on the show flyer. Once you enter the show, you are                  obligated to pay the fee even if you decided not to attend.

6. Be sure to enter prior to the show closing which will be listed on the flyer. Once the entries close, it’s too late!

7. Whew. Next step…get your cat ready and have a great time!