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Welcome to the New Zealand Cat Fancy

The NZCF is the primary cat registry and governing body for cat clubs and their members in New Zealand who are interested in the breeding, welfare, and showing of pedigree and domestic cats. Representing many hundreds of members and 38 affiliate member clubs, encompassing both specialist and all breeds clubs, who are spread throughout New Zealand, the NZCF has as it's objects:

"To promote, foster, encourage, improve and assist in every way the breeding of cats registered with the Fancy in New Zealand"

If you:

  • have an interest in cats
  • a passion for cats
  • want to consider entering the rewarding and challenging world of showing cats
  • want to learn more about breeding,
  • want to learn more about cat health and welfare issues
  • then you should consider becoming a member of the New Zealand Cat Fancy.

The New Zealand Cat Fancy (NZCF) has just under 40 affiliated clubs throughout the country and is an organisation able to trace its beginnings back to the early 20th century when people interested in pedigree cats first grouped together to form a body to reflect their interest.

The NZCF has an international profile as a full member of the World Cat Congress. It has an extensive infrastructure throughout NZ and a lengthy show season where people are able to show their cats and compete for awards and have the opportunity to meet and socialise with others with the same interest. During a show season NZCF and its clubs hold at least 45 multi-judged shows throughout the country.

NZCF clubs and their members have a wealth of knowledge on the caring for and rearing of all breeds of cats. NZCF registered breeders breed all the different breeds of cats from the well-known to the very rare and new breeds and colours are being imported and developed constantly.

The NZCF publishes a comprehensive magazine several times a year which all members receive. "Flash Cats Quarterly" details upcoming shows, coming events, items of interest and there are also informative articles on the care and rearing of cats and the many varieties and breeds.

The NZCF welcomes membership applications from all interested people. It is not necessary to own a cat to belong. If you have a non-pedigree cat, we also welcome your interest and support.

Membership application forms are available to download via our downloads page. Click here to view our privacy statement.

If you need further details on becoming a member, or have any queries, please contact the Membership Coordinator:
Chris M Lowe, 43 Walker Road West, RD 2, Katikati 3178, New Zealand. Email: secretary@nzcf.com


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