The original Abyssinian Cat Club of Great Britain
The Club was founded in 1929 primarily to promote the pure breeding of the Abyssinian Cat. It was also one of the first members of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) and therefore has a right in perpetuity to two delegates to represent the Club's interests at Council meetings.
Dr Margaret Frayne has written an interesting essay on the history of the Club. Click here to read it.
Abyssinian, Korat and Russian BACs Joint Seminar
The Abyssinian Breed Advisory Council jointly held a seminar with Russian, Abyssinian and Korat on Sunday, 4th December, 2016 at Ettington.
"Ticked, Tipped, Sheen or Silver?" was the theme for the Abyssinian, Korat and Russian BACs' joint seminar.
The seminar was geared to all levels of interest whether owners, breeders or judges new to these breeds and wanting to learn more or alternatively at a more experienced level and wishing to update knowledge and was very informative.
The day included
*Presentations by experienced judges of all three breeds with cats and kittens present in various colours.
*Question and answer time.
* Plus demonstrations of what the judges look for when judging the different breeds together in title and side classes.
The event was held at Ettington Community Centre, Rogers Lane, Ettington, Warwickshire, CV37 7SX on Sunday, 4th December 2016 commencing at 11am and finishing at 4pm.
Tickets cost £12 (the price included refreshments and lunch) and were available from Steve Parkin, 34 Firth Park Crescent, Sheffield S5 6HE.
If you require further information about the seminar, please contact Kate Kaye on 0121 3086795.
This was held on 17th April at the Oliver Bird Hall, Solihull. Papers were sent to all fully paid up members. There was a delicious free lunch for members and visitors.
This was held on Saturday 11th June at the Tiddington Community Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon. The entry form can be accessed by following the link. The Best In Show and breed class results are here.
Committee meetings and Breed Advisory Committee meetings
If you wish to have a topic discussed at a Committee meeting the next scheduled dates are:
26th February, 2017;
2nd April, 2017 which will also be the date for the Annual General Meeting. Please contact our Secretary at least one week before the date.
The next meeting of the Abyssinian Breed Advisory Committee will be notified here as soon as known. Please contact our Secretary (as above) if you have any items for discussion.
The Supreme Cat Show, run by the GCCF, was held on 24th October, 2015 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. The Abyssinian Cat Club had a stall on Club Row, with Abys on exhibition as well as in competition. A special item, also on exhibition, was the Club's mummy.
Important information from GCCF
Please follow the link and let us have your views
Show reports from judges. Judge reports can be accessed through the GCCF website Judge Reports
Important information for breeders re the GCCF draft proposed breeding policy.
Please follow this link Breeding policy to the document on the GCCF website and give us any views you may have on the document.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN? If so, please complete an application form. You can also find a copy of the rules of the Club. Should you have any queries, our Membership Secretary will be pleased to help.
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