A written standard that lists the attributes that are desirable in a breed of cat or dog created by breed associations and clubs, and standardized and approved by governing bodies.
This provides a blueprint for breeders and judges of conformation shows. A pet has good conformation if it closely matches its breed standard.
Dog or cat show in which pets are judged according to the extent that they match breed standards.
Domestic dog or domestic cat that is of a breed.
If purebred ancestry has been properly recorded and registered, the dog or cat is
A domestic dog or domestic cat that has an ancestry registered as purebreds.
Also refers to the ancestry or descent of a purebred dog or cat.
Once a purebred pet is registered, it may be referred to as a
The Kennel Club (UK)
Irish Kennel Club American Kennel Club (USA) United Kennel Clubs International (USA)
Canadian Kennel Club
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club Kennel Club of India Kennel Club of Pakistan Kennel Association of Sri Lanka Kennel Union of South Africa
Hong Kong Kennel Club
Cat Fancy Associations
Governing Council of the Cat Fancy
Cat Fanciers' Association CFA (USA) The International Cat Association TICA
Canadian Cat Association CCA
New Zealand Cat Fancy NZCF
Australian Cat Federation ACF Co-ordinating Cat Council of Australia South African Cat Council SACC
World Cat Federation Fédération Internationale Féline FIFe