Cattery Name Registration | Permanent Cattery Name Request | Cattery Name Renewal Fee

Kitten Scoring Fee | Club Dues | Clerking Program Dues
Annual Judges Fee | Judging Application Fee | Judging School Fees
Breed Council Membership Renewal



The purpose of a cattery name is to identify the breeder and/or owner of a cat or kitten and to identify the line of breeding. A new cattery name will be registered for an initial five (5) year period. The fee is $75.00.

You must read the following prior to placing your order for a cattery name:

CFA Cattery Name Registration
Price: $75.00 (initial five year period)
Please complete all information below.
NOTE: Processing of a cattery name application will take approximately 7 business days.

NOTE: The 3 boxes below, showing that you have read and understand the cattery name application process, MUST be checked in order for your cattery name application to be handled by Central Office.

   I have read and understand the regulations regarding cattery names.

   I have checked the list of registered cattery names and the one(s) listed below are not already in use.

   I understand that submission of this form is not an automatic approval of the cattery name(s) selected below. If the chosen cattery names below are not available, Central Office staff will contact me via email for resolution.

NOTE: Cattery names may not exceed twelve (12) characters, including dashes, hyphens, blanks, etc. List your choices for your cattery name. Do NOT enter a word which you are not willing to accept as your cattery name. Second, third or fourth name choices WILL BE USED ONLY if first or preceding choice is not available. ENTER ONLY THOSE ADDITIONAL NAME CHOICES YOU ARE READY TO ACCEPT AS YOUR CATTERY NAME if we are not able to register your first choice.You are not required to enter second, third or fourth choices, however, failure to do so may cause delay if your only choice is unacceptable due to a conflict with existing cattery names.

CATTERY NAMES MAY NOT BE MORE THAN 12 CHARACTERS (letters, dashes, hyphens, spaces, etc.)

Cattery Name CHOICE 1:

Cattery Name CHOICE 2:

Cattery Name CHOICE 3:

Cattery Name CHOICE 4:

Owners of Cattery Name: * This field MUST be completed.

Cattery Owner's Address: * This field MUST be completed.


Cattery owners now have the option of paying for a permanent recording of their chosen cattery name at any time.  Breeders have the option of paying for a permanent name designation with the initial cattery name request or at any time they would like to have this procedure done.  This fee would be in addition to the charge for the initial cattery name request.  Once the permanent cattery name request is requested and accomplished no further renewal fees will be required. 

If a new person wants to establish a cattery name and opts for a lifetime permanent name with CFA the charge would be $75 for the initial process and $100 for the lifetime registration fee for that name. 

The current option of a $25 fee for the 5 year time frame would remain in place for those breeders not wishing to request a permanent cattery name.  If at any time a breeder wishes to request the permanent name the $100 fee would be paid in conjunction with the currently required renewal fee.  For example, if a breeder was looking at their renewal notice they would pay the $25 renewal fee plus the $100 fee for a permanent name and submit $125 for this process.

If you are requesting a permanent cattery name IN ADDITION to either a new application, or a renewal, please use the appropriate sections of the page to request the new application or renewal first. Then, use this section to add the $100.00 permanent cattery name fee.

CFA Permanent Cattery Name Request
Price: $100.00
Cattery Name:      Cattery Number:



A registered cattery name can be renewed for an additional five (5) year period. The fee is $25.00

Now you can submit your cattery renewal using your eCat Online Services account, and have it be effective immediately!! Simply log on to your account, and go to the "catteries" section, and follow the prompts to link your cattery to your account, and process your renewal.

CFA Cattery Name Renewal Fee
Price: $25.00 (five year period)
Cattery Name:      Cattery Number:


Kittens will be scored for Regional/National Awards if entered and competing in accordance with the show rules, AND which have been individually registered and whose registration number has been either entered in the master catalog prior to the close of the show OR provided to Central Office NO LATER THAN 5P.M. EASTERN TIME ON THE TUESDAY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SHOW along with the $25.00 fee.


Kitten Scoring Fee
Price: $25.00

Entry Number:    Show - Club Name:
Kitten Name:    Registration Number:

Expedite Kitten Registration Application plus Kitten Scoring Fee
Paperwork submitted but not yet processed by CFA,
or paperwork sent via expedited service to arrive before 5PM Tuesday
Price: $25.00 Expedite Fee + $25.00 Scoring Fee

Entry Number:    Show - Club Name:
Kitten Name:


A club's fee of $120.00 for membership and insurance surcharge and current membership list must be received in the Central Office as of February 1 each year in order to be eligible to vote in CFA elections.

NOTE: Central Office is now authorized to accept membership lists and documentation to change your club secretary via FAX (330-680-4633) and Email from the club secretary's email address. If you send a fax or email please do not send another copy in the mail.

Club Dues
Price: $120.00
Club Name:


The biennial dues are $20.00

Clerking Program Biennial Dues
Price: $20.00 (two year period)
Clerk Name:      Clerk Number:


The Judges Fee is $30.00 (increase effective Jan.1.2010) annually and payment must be received by Central Office no later than the first business day of January each year.

CFA Annual Judge Fee
$30.00 per year
Deadline for receipt: the first business day of January annually.


The Judging Application Fee is $200.00.

CFA Judging Application Fee


In accordance with the standing rules of The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc. Breed Council, membership in the 2016 Breed Council may be completed using the Rapid Renewal Process. Only persons who have previously qualified by virtue of breeding a Grand Champion or Grand Premier of the appropriate breed/division may renew their Breed Council membership using this form.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT IS AUGUST 1, 2016. (Membership year 5/1/16 - 4/30/17)

CFA Breed Awareness & Orientation School Registration Fee

The CFA Breed Awareness & Orientation School is open to anyone who may someday plan to apply to the CFA Judging Program as well as those serious CFA breeders who may desire a better understanding of the judging process and the other recognized breeds with which they do not work.

Hong Kong, February 23, 24 & 25, 2017 (school flier):

The CFA Breed Awareness & Orientation School will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 23-27, 2017 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in association with the CFA Hong Kong Black Cat Club cat show.


  • FEE for attendees: $250.00
    - includes lunch on Thursday and Friday. A reservation confirmation will be sent.
  • CFA Approved Allbreed judges attending for CE: $100.00
    - includes meals