If you do not have a pure bred cat, do not worry because you can still enter him in a cat show. Most cat fancy associations allow cats to be shown in one of four categories, Championship, Premiership, Kitten and Household Pet.
If you are interested in learning more about the world of cat shows, contact organizations such as Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), the American Car Fanciers Association (ACFA), or the American Cat Association (ACA) for information about shows and local cat club chapters.
These organizations will be able to tell you how and when you can register for upcoming shows and give you all the details about fees, rules, and the different classes being judged. All feline registry associations have different guidelines, so do some research and ask questions about the rules, regulations, and requirements for any show in which you plan to participate.
So, what is the preparation that you need to make for the cat show? If you have decided to show your cat, take him to the vet for a complete checkup, and be sure he is up to date on all his vaccinations. Show organizers may ask you to provide proof that your cat has a clean bill of health.
The night before the show, bathe your cat and give him a good brushing so that his coat is tangle free and shiny. Ask a friend or relative to accompany you to the event and act as a helper whenever you need an extra set of hands. In addition to your cat and a large crate for him to be displayed in, you need to bring a litter box, food and water dishes, and grooming supplies.
Once you have arrived at the show location, you will be given instructions on what to do and assigned a place to set up. Follow the instructions you are given, but do not be afraid to ask questions if you are confused about something. Enjoy the show.