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The Canadian Cat Association (French: Association Féline Canadienne, CCA-AFC) is a non-profit organization in Canada whose mission is to "promote the welfare of all cats in Canada", "maintain a registry of pure-bred cats in Canada", and "further the improvement of all breeds of cats in Canada". Although a small group, they are recognized around the world for the quality of their database.[unreliable source?]
In general, the association aims to promote cats and their well-being. Their goals include promoting responsible cat ownership and creating a government lobby group. There are many clubs across Canada affiliated with the Canadian Cat Association.
The association provides breeder referrals and runs various shows across Canada. They also set breed standards, as well as train and license judges for cat shows in Canada. They run various cat shows across Canada, mostly in Ontario and Quebec. The shows not only include classes for purebreds, but have special classes for unpedigreed cats. They also sell calendars featuring winners of their competitions, as well as publishing an annual magazine.
The following is a list of breeds recognised by the Canadian Cat Association:
- American Curl
- American Shorthair
- American Wirehair
- British Shorthair
- Colourpoint Shorthair
- Cornish Rex
- Devon Rex
- Egyptian Mau
- Foreign Burmese
- Japanese Bobtail
- Maine Coon
- Norwegian Forest Cat
- Russian Blue
- Scottish Fold
- Selkirk Rex
- Turkish Angora
- York Chocolate
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