OBTAINING A TITLE FOR YOUR CAT
Cats over the age of 9 months are eligible to obtain challenge certificates. So what do you do with
those? They are used to obtain titles for your cat. This applies to pedigreed cats only. While
Companion cats can also obtain challenges and gain titles, they are a little different and will be
covered after the pedigreed section.
CHALLENGES: One challenge is worth a minimum of 11 points but can be worth as much as 20
points if your cat obtains a Best in Show award. The number of points allocated to the challenge are
determined by noting how many cats the winner beat. e.g. There are 3 blue female Persians in the
class. Your cat wins the challenge - you get 10 points for the challenge PLUS one point for every cat
in the class - there were 3 so 10 + 3 = 13 points. You can obtain challenges from any recognized show -
therefore that means those that are run under the umbrella of CCC of A or ACF.
CHAMPION: To become a champion, your cat needs to have challenges totalling 60 points. This
may take a couple of shows to get enough points but just keep your challenge certificates - CFCCQ
mainly use MULTI CHALLENGES where ALL of the challenges awarded on the day are included
on the one, A4 sheet. Some associations or clubs may use single challenges so if it is a 3 ring show,
you may receive 3 challenge certificates - it is all the same in the end. Just keep them all.
LEFT OVER POINTS When you are ready to obtain your first title, you need to download the
relevant form from the website (forms - titles) and complete all details. Then, together with your
challenges and the relevant fee, send them to the Registrar (details on the form). When it is
processed, you will receive a slip that will tell you how many points are carried over to the next
title. E.G. You have 66 points. You need 60 points for the Championship - there are 6 points left
over. The slip will tell you that there are 6 points carried forward. So, you only need 54 points now
for the next title.
GRAND CHAMPION Again, you need 60 points and this works exactly as for Champion.
DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION As above - 60 points needed for this title.
BRONZE DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION: This next group of titles requires 100 points to
obtain. It works the same as the above but the points required are more now. The carry-over of
points still occurs. Don't lose those slips (though the Registrar will have a record as well).
SILVER DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION: As above.
GOLD DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION: As above.
PLATINUM DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION:
Here is where it all changes. In order to become a PDGC with CFCCQ, you MUST RECEIVE 10
(ten) Gold Double Grand Champion challenges - no points are counted here. You need 10 challenges
Current as at 01/09/10
to become a PLATINUM DGC with CFCCQ and they MUST ALL have been won at CFCCQ
shows. No other challenge certificates will be accepted for this award.
SUPREME CHAMPION TITLE = CFCCQ'S HIGHEST AWARD
There are several important points to remember when working towards this title. Firstly, you
MUST HAVE YOUR CAT TITLED WITH CFCCQ as a PDGC. (No other Council's title will
Therefore, ONLY CATS THAT HAVE THE TITLE CFCCQ PDGC CAN COMPETE FOR
THE PLATINUM CHALLENGES WHICH ARE USED TO OBTAIN THE SUPREME
The other rules regarding this title:
•All cats entered in a CFCCQ show MUST BE ENTERED IN THE OPEN CLASS.
•In order to be eligible for a PDGC Challenge, the cat MUST WIN THE CHALLENGE in
the open class.
• At the end of the show, the judge assesses the exhibits that are eligible for a PDGC
challenge. Any exhibits that DID NOT win their Open Class will be automatically be
excluded. Then, the remaining PDGC exhibits compete against each other for the PDGC
• TWO PDGC challenges are available to be awarded in each section. All PDGC ENTIRE
EXHIBITS compete for one PDGC challenge. Then all PDGC ALTERED EXHIBITS
compete for one PDGC challenge.
• The same occurs in both sections - LONGHAIR and SHORTHAIR.
So, in one ring at a show, there are 4 PDGC that can be awarded - 2 in Longhair and 2 in
REMEMBER, YOUR CAT MUST WIN IN THE OPEN CLASS TO BE
ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A PDGC CHELLENGE.
HOW MANY CHALLENGES DO YOU NEED?
A cat requires 20 PDGC challenges or awards, won at CFCCQ shows, to become a
There are 3 titles that companions can aspire to. They are Companion of Merit Companion of
Honour and Companion of Excellence Companions receive challenges in the same way as
pedigreed cats but they are not awarded points but rather, it is the number of challenges that they
win that allows them to gain the titles.
You need 10 challenges to reach the first level - Companion of Merit
You need a further 15 challenges to reach the next level - Companion of Honour
Finally, another 20 challenges are needed to reach the title of Companion of Excellence.
Current as at 01/09/10
Application forms can be found on the council website under FORMS.
Current as at 01/09/10