The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, UK’s Premier Registration Body.


Livre Officiel des Origines Félines is, in essence, the GCCF of France. We advocate the LOOF breed standard, and we use their naming system.


The Cat Fanciers’ Association in the US fulfils a similar role to the GCCF. The CFA is currently the world’s largest registry of pedigree cats.


Federation Internationale Feline calls itself the United Nations of Cat Federations. It is a federation of national members representing, at present, 41 countries with 43 full members.

Felis Britannica

Felis Britannica is a non-profit-making organization representing a federation of UK cat clubs that wish to be part of the international association Federation Internationale Feline. FIFe run ‘open door’ shows, which allow you to attend the shows with cats registered with any recognized registry, e.g. GCCF, TICA, CFA, etc. Cats will be entered into the catalogue in accordance with FIFe breed definitions.


The International Cat Association. Considered the world’s largest genetic cat registry. Originally a North American organization, it is now worldwide. The organization has a genetic registry for pedigree and household pet cats and is one of the world’s largest sanctioning bodies for cat shows.


The World Cat Federation is an international association of cat clubs registered in Germany. There are 280 organizations worldwide associated with WCF.