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Short exams for external judges

Dear members,

the Board has decided on the following change of the Judges rules regarding the short exams for external judges:

The test has to be made in an official language of WCF.
The language may not be the mother tongue or the language of the country the candidate is living in.

The test has to be made in an official language of WCF.

This Board decision with character of a rule comes into force with publication and will be placed for voting on the next General Assembly.

The Board


Obituary Carl-Heinz Knelangen


On the 9th of February suddenly and unexpectedly our WCF Allbreed judge and former president of the WCF club "Freesenkatten" Carl-Heinz Knelangen died at the age of only 63 years.

Our compassion for his family and friends

The Board


Supplement Show rules

Dear members,

the board has decided on the following supplement to the Show rules:

C.1 - World Show (WS)
A special license given by the board is mandatory,
such an exhibition may be organized maximum once per year and per country.

If a country contains two continents, on each continent a World Show can take place.

E.4.2 - Master-Ring only once per year per country
The Master-Ring of WCF may be organized in each country only once per year during a licensed international show
or during the World Show.

If a country contains two continents, both World Shows can get the permission for a Masterring
(Double-Masterring/ Triple-Masterring).

This board decision with character of a rule comes into force with publication and will be placed for voting
on the next General Assembly.

The Board


Exhibition catalogues

The catalogue must be written in one of the official languages of the WCF.

The club is allowed to provide an additional catalogue in the local language or
include additional information in the local language.

This board decision with character of a rule comes into force from January 01st, 2018
and will be brought for a vote to the next General Assembly.

The Board


Obituary Monika Breuer

Suddenly and unexpectedly, our longtime chairwoman of the Judges Commission and
International Allbreed Judge Monika Breuer died at the age of 71 years.

Our condolences to her family and friends

The Board


Limit for Joint Shows with non-WCC organizations

Dear members,

the Board decided following addition to the show rules, B.1.3.2:

Each club can only run a Joint Show with non-WCC organizations once a year.
Large projects within Moscow according to the special Moscow rules.

This rule is effective immediately and will be implemented as a motion on the agenda of the next General Assembly.

The Board


Online application for a WCF show license

Dear members,

from now on you can submit your license applications and changes for existing licenses online here:

After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email containing your sent data.

From now on please avoid sending old (former) request forms directly to the license manager!

Requests for licenses by email will no more be processed after 1.12.17.

The Board


False WCF-pedigrees

The board has recently been alerted to the existence of several false pedigrees, showing the WCF logo. The following Ukrainian clubs that have used the WCF logo are not WCF clubs, among others, but there can be many others:

Zoobest Corporation The Association of Cat Owners "Bricat"
Kiev Felinological Club Kitty
Felinological Centre PFC Pride
Club of Fanciers Cats UA
Felinologikal Association "Mr.&Mrs.Cat"

None of these pedigrees give the club registration code or contact details for the club.

WCF member clubs should be alert and when pedigrees are presented to them for any purpose, always check whether unknown clubs are legitimate WCF members. All member clubs are listed on the website.

Pedigrees should show the WCF logo and WCF registration number of the club. Contact details of the club should also be clearly indicated on the pedigree.

The Board


Obituary Hildegard Hufnagel

We mourn for Mrs. Hildegard Hufnagel, president of the WCF club "Stammbaum e.V".
She died on August 12th, 2017 in Thailand.

Our condolences to her family and friends

The Board


Pearl Jubilee 2018 - 30 years WCF

We want to set a sign!

Next year 30 years ago, five friends, who loved cats very much, founded the WCF.
We want to remind all on the occasion of our Pearl Anniversary in 2018 of the love for our furry friends and the fact,
that cats love is the base for the work in the WCF.

There will be the possibility for member clubs of WCF to hold the unique Pearl-Master Ring with the awarding of the title Pearl Master for the best two cats.
In this ring may participate all cats that are present on the exhibition - regardless of gender, age and breed.
Special emphasis should be placed in the awarding of the "Pearl Master" to the nature of cats.
We love lovely cats and "cuddlyness" and sweetness, so this shall be considered by the judge in addition to the evaluation of the standard.
This way we want to show, that the base in the WCF is not only about competing ideas but especially for the love we feel for our cats and our cats for us!

Cats on Pearl Jubilee Shows get double points for the Best Cat of WCF.

As present the organizing club will receive an official Pearl Jubilee banner of the WCF.
The banner will be sent by DHL.
Please inform the office in time if another delivery is wanted, the additional costs must be taken over by the organizing club.

The Pearl Jubilee Show including the Pearl Master Ring, must be submitted to the Board as a special permission.
Requests for permission can be made now, the license fee each day amounts 125 Euro.

More information is available upon request at the office of the WCF at

The Board


Admission of new student judges

Until further notice, no new student judges will be admitted.

Exceptions, for example for newly added countries, must be submitted to the Executive Board at present.

The Board


Special Show rules for Moscow

All requests for licenses in Moscow and in distance of at least 100 km bee-line to Moscow must be sent for permission ONLY to the chairwoman of the Show commission, currently Mrs. Nuke E-Mail:
(Licenses for exhibitions at a distance of 200 km and more are treated like any other license).
After permission the requests will be forwarded to the license manager for issuing.

Here you can download the rules:  Moscow Rules EN

This board decision with character of a rule comes into force with publication and will be placed on the agenda of the next General Assembly for voting.

The Board


WCF Seminars

Because of recent events:

EVERY seminar hold by clubs of WCF has to be reported to the WCF office with the topics of the seminar.
The seminars must be approved by the Board.

Student judge's and steward's certificates of unpaid and / or unauthorized seminars are invalid.

The Board


Changes WCF Best Cat

Dear members,

starting in 2017 the WCF Best Cat rating is calculated automatically.
All WCF show results should be entered into the WCF Best Cat rating.
In addition, the point system was changed.

Web-site for participation:

How does it work:

The Board


Obituary Christina Brumpreuksch-Lißy

Through a tragic accident, we lost our judge Christina Brumpreuksch-Lißy.

Our compassion is for her loved ones.

The Board


WCF Best Cat titles

We would like to clarify that titles obtained as a result of the WCF Best Cat competition may be entered into the pedigrees.
The correct acronyms for the titles are:

    WW = placed in the TOP 15 (respectively 10) of the ranking

    CW = Continental Winner

    RW = Regional Winner (applies for countries which are separated in regions)

    NW = National Winner

    BW = Breed Winner (Best of Breed ranked)

To all titles must be added the year of achievement.
On pedigrees, the correct order of the titles is:

    WCF regular title

    WCF Master title (highest, if applicable)

    WCF Best Cat titles

    Name of the cat

The Board


WCF Forum

Dear friends, We are glad to announce the first official WCF Forum. Registration will be opened for Judges, Student judges and all WCF members… for all who works with and for WCF.
We are sure this is the best way to discuss all our questions and to communicate between each other. With this forum we will be able to manage with WCF in a very good way.

Forum structure and rules are discussable: opened and closed for public groups, pre-voting and voting areas etc.

Registration tip: WCF was founded in 1988.

Yan Lavrentyev, Admin


Obituary Monika Schildan-Maschke

With only 62 years died after a long illness on 3 April 2017 our Allbreed judge Monika Schildan-Maschke.

Our condolences to her family and friends

The Board


Former WCF club Amur Neva (RU-0202)

The former WCF Club Amur Neva (RU-0202) will be blocked for all activities until further notice. The club can neither be accepted as subclub nor for a participation in Joint Shows.

Further informations can be obtained by the office.

The Board


Aphrodite’s Giant and Burmese in the color Silver

Dear members,

the General Assembly 2017 has voted against the recognition of the breed Aphrodite‘s Giant and color Silver for the breed Burmese

However, Aphrodite‘s Giant and Silver Burmese cats have been bred in good faith and legal WCF pedigrees have been issued.

The color Silver for the breed Burmese is recognized by the WCC member NZCF and the race Aphrodite's Giant by the WCC member ACF, so the cats can participate in WCF exhibitions with all rights.

The Board of WCF therefore decides that all WCF pedigrees for Aphrodite‘s Giant and Silver Burmese issued before April 1st 2017  are valid.

Pedigrees from April 1st, 2017 will be issued with the remark RIEX (experimental).

The Board


Obituary Nini Phalempin

On Tuesday, 4 April 2017, we lost our dear friend, respected member of the cat fancy and All Breeds judge. This is the end of an era for the cat fancy.

Nini was the person who introduced me to the European Cat Fancy, after meeting her in London at a cat show, as a young and inexperienced judge. She, together with her friend, Paulo Ruschi was the inspiration and driving force behind the establishment of the WCF in South Africa and the expansion in South America. She supported and guided and most of all invited into her home many judges and committee members of young and experienced clubs from all over the world and introduced members of the cat fancy from many countries and affiliations to each other. She was one of the first judges to officiate in Russia. Nini’s famous phrase was: “I’m making public relations.”

Nini was an Independent All Breeds judge, as well as committee member of the oldest Independent Cat Club in Belgium, while her husband, Claude was the President. She joined the WCF and was a proud member of CASA, the South African Club. She attended the WCF GA meetings over the years, either as delegate of clubs who could not be present, or as observer.

There is not enough space to list all of her achievements, other than to say again that this is a huge loss to the Cat Fancy world wide. It was a privilege to visit her in January 2017, before she became ill and take this last photograph of her. Rest in Peace, Dear Nini – my inspiration and “Belgium mother”.

Johan Lamprecht
President CASA & 2nd Vice President, WCF


Registered cattery names

Because of recent events:

Every cattery name of members of a WCF club and their attached subclubs have to be registered with the WCF.

Breeders, who have provably registered their cattery name in another organization, are permitted to keep their name. Should the cattery name be elsewhere already taken, the country code must be added behind the name.

Only for WCF registered catteries WCF pedigrees can be issued.
With this publication every club has been given the possibility to register their non-recorded cattery names until 31 May 2017.

Every (further) contravention will be punished.

The Board


Parking at the Ruhrturm


You can reach the Ruhrturm (Huttropstr. 60, 45138 Essen) very easy by car, by train or public transport.


Parking: in the Ruhrturm is a parking deck, it costs 12€ per day, parking deck of the Elisabeth-Krankenhaus (Klara-Kopp-Weg). Further you can park in the environment (for example Ruhrallee or Moltkestraße).


Information for using public transportation you find under: Deutsche Bahn: Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR):


Dear presidents! Dear board members! Dear members of the commissions!


Our urgently desired General Assembly in January 2017 has thrown up a lot of work because the agenda contains subjects from six years.


The agenda is now available for you in the member area.


Please transfer the conference fee (65 Euro each person and each day) before on one of the accounts known to you.


In addition like every year at Christmas I would not like to miss to thank you in the name of the board for the work performed by you and support during the last year.


Thus I hope for your support to lead the WCF with your help to a modern and safe future and again to find time for the reason for which we have united in the WCF: Our Love to the cats and the attempt to reach the best possible for you and the cats.


I wish peace in these difficult times and wish you happy holidays and a good slide into the new year!


Anneliese Hackmann


GA 2017, room reservations hotel „Webers“


For the participants of the GA the hotel „Webers“ in RUHRTURM has blocked a quota of 30 single rooms at a price of 94 euros.
( - keyword: World Cat Federation in January 2017)

Rooms from this quota can only be booked until 21.11.2016 !


Invitation to the General Assembly 2017


Dear WCF - members,


We would like to invite you to the General Assembly of 19.01.2017 to 23.01.2017. The registration of the participants is conducted on Thursday the 19.01.2017 in time 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm.


Location: RUHRTURM, Huttropstr.60, 45138 Essen.


If a president does not represent his association, he can delegate one of the club members. The participation must be registered as well as a possible delegation at least 30 days in advance in the office. Please use therefore the attached form. Only fully and correctly completed forms will be accepted. Please send a photo of the president or the delegate as an attachment to the application by email or post to the WCF office in Essen, so that a subscriber identity can be created. The date of receipt of the complete and correct registration with a passport photo in the WCF office in Essen is relevant to the procedure laid down in the statutes deadline at least 30 days before the GA. Too late received applications will not be considered.


To register on Thursday please bring:

• your membership card of the WCF club which you belong to and which you possibly represent

• the writing of the delegation by the association with seal and signature in Original

• your identity card or passport


All participants in the GA must personally subscribe in the period from 3 to 6 pm in the foyer of the RUHRTURM in the list of participants.


Each delegate may bring a non-voting and not-talking authorized advisor. More Individual members of WCF associations be placed separately as a listener by prior arrangement. The hall is limited to 150 participants. If unannounced listeners appear, participation can in the worst case, due to the force of the hall safety regulations and occupancy limit, not be guaranteed.


The meeting of the committees and the Board will take place on Thursday 19.01.2017.


Please reserve and book your room yourself!


The hotel "Webers", see the RUHRTURM

For the participants of the GV "Weber" a quota of 30 single rooms are blocked at a price of 94 euros. Breakfast must be ordered separately and costs 14 Euro. (keyword: World Cat Federation in January 2017)

If you do not receive a room at Hotel Weber, you will find a wide selection of various hotels in


If you need a visa, obtain this please yourselves.


The conference fee is 65 € per person / day. This includes two coffee breaks with coffee and tea and snacks or cakes and for lunch a 3 course lunch with a drink in the restaurant. The conference room of water and apple juice are available.


The conference package must, without exception, to be paid by each participant. The fee must be paid at least 30 days in advance to the account of the WCF or via PayPal to the WCF.

Reason for payment: GV-package, membership number, name(s) of the participant/s.


The receipt of payments in Essen is not possible, because there is no out cash during the GA.


Please keep in mind, to send us completed and signed the enclosed registration forms as soon as possible according to the statute § 14 not later than 30 days before the GA back.


You can elect this time all positions:


Secretary General

Treasurer 1.


2. Vice-President

Standard- and Judging Commission

Disciplinary Commission

Show Commission

Auditors (auditors)


Corresponding nominations of your club please submit until 60 days before the GA at the office on statutory behalf . Please nominate only candidate from your own club. Candidates from another club may be nominated for the costs incurred with the written consent of the club in question. Also keep in mind that the persons concerned must be sufficiently qualified for the respective office and be willing to volunteer work.


All proposals and applications* have to be sent in a proper form latest 60 days before the GA in good English, German and French. Strive please a translation agency if necessary. Non-understandable or motions with non-intelligible translations can not be accepted. All applications must be sent as a pdf file. All applications that are not written in the prescribed format, may not render correctly because has claimed the further processing of the agenda in recent years too much time and the amount of data increases exponentially in the processing of other formats.

* This includes all proposals and applications, which at the extraordinary GA 2012 (10.03.2012) and the GA 2012 (28-29.04.2012) were already treated or were sent during the period May 2012 to today.

The invitation is available for download for your records in our password protected area. You can request the password in the WCF office, if it is not available to you. The agenda and the plants on the applications will in due course also provided there.


The password may not be divulged to any person or entity.


La WCF ne pas responsable The GA will be held in the official language German. Please ensure that the delegates of the GA can follow linguistic or consultants if necessary are capable to translate for the delegates.


Anneliese Hackmann
WCF – President


Other important announcements:


The WCF website is our official organ. Please check the details of your club address regularly for gaps or erroneous information! Again and again, we note that addresses are no longer correct. Please note that you always first have to announce to the WCF office Food and the Secretary-General any change of address, like at the same time. In copy to the Commission concerned. At defective mail and postal addresses the WCF accepts no responsibility for delay or non-receipt of any correspondence.


Please note that there is absolutely no smoking during the meeting. Also prohibited is to use entrained laptops to play during the meeting. The devices are only authorized to provide notes or to retrieve information. Any photo, video and sound recordings require the prior approval of the Board.


Dear members,


for personal reasons, Mr. Möbius is as Secretary General not available until January 18, 2017.
During this time all incoming requests are processed by the WCF office.


Anneliese Hackmann
President WCF


Retired WCF clubs


Following clubs and their sub-clubs are no more WCF members:


RU-0149, CFC Cat Land Russia (from 01/01/2016)

RU-0131, POF (from 01/01/2016)

RU-0178, Kalinka (from 01/03/2016)

RU-0139, Samarskaja Luka (from 01/03/2016)

RU-0165, KEK Alisa-Best (from 01/03/2016)

RU-0160, IFC Felis (from 01/08/2016)

RU-0171, NF PK Rifey (from 01/08/2016)


WCF pedigrees and all further documents with WCF logo, issued after the date mentioned at the club, constitute a violation
of the trademark protection and must be immediately sent to the WCF office.



The Board


Prior notice to the General Assembly because of various requests


We would like to inform you about the scheduled date of the next meeting:


The registration and issuance of participants passes for registered persons will take place on 19.01.2017 (Thursday) and will end at 6 PM


. Processing of applications January 20, 2017 to January 23, 2017. The meeting takes place in Essen. Details follow.



The Board


Information from the judge’s commission


A new pre-exam is available. From now on, please only use this new pre-exam. You can request it from me.



Cornelia Hungerecker
Chairwoman Judges Commission (temporary)


Informations for sending of exhibition catalogs and protocols


Please indicate for better handling the following informations in the subject line of your eMail:


Number of license, organizing club including clubcode, date of exhibition


Following documents must be sent in a PDF file (may be separated by days), JPG files are admissible:


  • The show catalog according to the show rules (including all data of the WCF board members, the license text, listed cats separated by days etc)
  • Judges protocols (including name/stamp of the judges)
  • Breed and special shows protocols (including results and name/stamp or signature of the judges)
  • WCF Rings protocols (including results and name/stamp or signature of the judges)
  • Best in Show nomination protocols per hair category and special/breed show (including signature of the judges)
  • Best in Show protocols per hair category and special/breed show (including results per age class/gender and name/stamp or signature of the judges)
  • Best of Best results


Please make sure that the documents include club name, date and place. Exhibition documents for others must include in addition the WCF logo.



Aija Nuke
Chairwoman Show Commission (temporary)


Information for judges


For their safety judges must make sure that the invitation is issued by the responsible main-club and not by a subclub, to avoid trouble with local authorities. (There have been several incidents in Russia).


The board of the WCF e.V.


Information about working with subclubs


For given reason we would like to remind you that subclubs may only contact the Executive Board through the board of their mainclub, which they are affiliated to. The pedigrees may only be issued by the mainclub. Mainclub and subclub must have identical pedigree look and identical information. The pedigrees must have a common database.


*All forms / documents / publications of subclubs must include the name and emblem of the mainclub


The mainclub is responsible for compliance with these rules!


Exhibitions can only be requested by the mainclub, the organization (for example, the invitation of the judges, payment the cost, etc.) is exclusively in the hands of the mainclub. The subclub can only be a named as a co-organizing auxiliary organ.


Board decision:


The exhibitions must be accompanied by a representative of the responsible mainclub* during the duration of the show (i.e., the representative must be present at the exhibition). The responsible representative (contact person for all matters) has to be named with the license request.


*A member of the board or another elected person in a responsible position in the main club


Subclubs are not accepted as co-organizer of shows, which need a special permission from the board.


The board of the WCF e.V.


The Board has taken the following decisions:


The General Assemblies in 2012 have been annulled by a court decision, therefore the Board has passed the following decisions:


1. Class 23, breeds in the recognition process

In this class all breeds and colour variations are exhibited that are still in the process of recognition. They can receive an “Excellent” and are placed, but will not receive title certificate. The cats are classified separately according to breed, colour and gender. They do not compete for the “Best in Show”


2. Class 24, Out of competition

Class for all cats which are exhibited out of competition.


3. Publication of the show rules on club websites

All WCF members are obliged to publish only the complete show rules. The publication of excerpts is not permitted.


4. In case of the change of the club-membership, WCF judges/judging pupils are obliged to inform the chairman of the judge’s commission within 4 weeks time.


5. WCF judges/judge pupils exhibiting cats.

A judge/judge pupil may exhibit cats that are his property or live with him in the same household, as “ Out of competition ”, if the judge/judge pupil is judging the show.


6. Judging Permit

A judge who is applying for a judging permit can only be licensed as Guest Judge (by special permission oft he Board and if needed), if he is Board member of a club or organization which is not affiliated to the World Cat Congress or is a contract partner of WCF.


7. Joint Shows

7.1 Joint shows with clubs that are not members of the World Cat Congress (WCC) or are contract partners of WCF, and invite judges, who are under suspension, or whose license has been revoked by WCF, are not permitted.

7.2 A license already granted for the planned Joint show loses validity when above mentioned case arrives.


8. The members of the Executive Board of a Non-WCF Cat Association are not accepted as members of the Executive Board of a WCF club because of the conflict of interest.


9. The Best Cat of WCF (WCF Olimpia) exhibition will be held once a year. Cats who take part in the competition for Best Cat of WCF, receive for their results triple points.


10. Recognition of the Arabian Mau


11. Recognition of the Burma in Silver, Smoke and Ticked Tabby

The Burmese in silver and smoke varieties and ticked tabby are recognized. An outcross with Asians is not permitted.


12. Recognition of the Aphrodite´s Giant


13. Recognition of the Deutsch Langhaar


14. Change of the haircategory of the breed British Longhair from semi-longhair to longhair


15. Recognition of other colors Original Longhair

The Original Longhair is recognized in all colors. The offspring of a mating Original Longhair Silver and Golden Varieties and other colors may not be used in the Silver / Golden breeding.


16. The region KAZ-020 is divided into 3 parts


Use of C-numbers


Because of recent events:


C-numbers may be used only by the club, who paid and get them. Any contravention results in disciplinary actions.


The board of the WCF e.V.


Amount of cats for international shows


Dear members!


We want to remind you, that international shows can only be recognized, if an amount of minimum 80 cats
are registered in the catalogue.


This is valid for every showday on a show weekend.(GA decision 2006).


For national shows an amount of 40 cats is necessary in the catalogue (WCF actual, 30/01/2013)


The board of the WCF e.V.




The requirements for WCF-Seminars have been changed, please follow this link:


The board of the WCF e.V.


Registration of Cattery names


Because of recent events:


Every cattery name of members of a WCF club and their attached subclubs have to be registered with the WCF.

Breeders, who have provably registered their cattery name in another organization, are permitted to keep their
name. Should the cattery name be elsewhere already taken, the country code must be added behind the name.


Only for WCF registered catteries WCF pedigrees can be issued.

With this publication every club has been given the possibility to register their non-recorded cattery names until
31 March 2016. Every (further) contravention will be punished.


The board of the WCF e.V.


Best Cat, new modification since 01.01.2016




Only cats with a pedigree with hologramsticker can participate in the Best Cat WCF.
The sticker must be fixed on the pedigree and a scan must be sent to
The owner of the cat must be a member of a WCF club.


Responsible are Mrs. Alicija Biadasz and Mrs Dorota Podleijska.


The board of the WCF e.V.


Dear members!


We would like to thank you for all the many wonderful wishes for the new year.
We will continue to work on us and work for you to make the WCF even better and more beautiful.


We wish you all the best and success in 2016


The board of the WCF e.V.