the CFA Ragdoll Breed Council
The CFA Breed Councils were established in 1970 to serve as an advisory
body on breed standards to the CFA Executive Board. Each of the breeds
recognized by CFA for championship competition has its own Breed
Council and Breed Council Secretary.
The CFA Breed Councils are comprised of individuals experienced
in their chosen breed/division section, and who meet other eligibility
requirements established by the CFA Executive Board. Each Breed Council
channels opinions and suggestions from the individual breeder to
the Board through the specific breed secretary, and the breed
standard is updated as the breed progresses. From time to time, each breed
council also updates its breed profile, a more informal introduction
to the breed.
- Have a CFA
registered cattery name.
- Are at least 18 years of age or older.
- Have bred and registered
with CFA at least three litters of the appropriate breed/division.
- A judge or an officer of another cat registering association
is not eligible.
In addition to the above requirements, membership
is limited to individuals who have met either of the following
Bred at least one CFA Grand Champion or
Grand Premier of the appropriate breed/division,
Registered one litter of the appropriate breed/division within
the previous two calendar years and, have exhibited a cat/kitten
of the appropriate breed/division at a CFA show within the
previous two calendar years.
Membership by eligible individuals in any breed/division section
may be obtained by submitting to the Central Office a completed
membership application form together with the appropriate fee(s).
A membership runs from January 1 to December 31. Upon receipt of
the membership application and fee(s), the Central Office will
place the member's name on the mailing list for the member editions
of the CFA Almanac, and, when available for distribution, the Show
Rules and Show Standards will be sent to each member.
Membership applications for any given year will not be accepted
after August 1 of that year.
The annual registration fee (January 1 to December 31) shall
be set by the Executive Board to help defray expenses for the operation
of the Breed Council.
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Council membership application * This link will open a PDF form
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here. You will need the Free Adobe
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one, so you can type your information directly on the form and print
it as a completed copy to send in to Central Office.
Members forward suggestions and
opinions to the elected secretary of the specific breed committee.
The breed secretary will evaluate these proposals and obtain the opinions
of other members of the particular breed/division section. The weight
of these opinions will form the basis for an annual poll taken prior
to the Executive Board meeting in February when breed standard revisions
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