GCCF Registration

 

The GCCF holds and maintains three sets of Registers:

The Active/Non-Active Register

The Pedigree Register and

The Genetic Register

 

These three sets of Registers are generally described below. The details of these Registers is given in the GCCF Rules

 

The Active/Non-Active Register

 

Only cats/kittens required for breeding purposes should be registered on the Active Register. All male cats used at stud must have a Certificate of Entirety deposited with the GCCF. In some breeds, the associated registration policy ay require that cats are tested clear for specific diseases/conditions before being eligible for inclusion on the Active Register. The GCCF Rules define who has the authority to request inclusion or transfer of a cat/kitten onto the Active Register.

 

Cats/kittens that are NOT required for breeding should be registered on the Non-Active Register. Progeny of cats on the Non-Active Register shall not be registered.

 

The Pedigree Register

 

The Set of Registers recording the pedigree of cats contains four Registers - the Full, Supplementary, Experimental and Reference Registers. Full details of the conditions for inclusion in each Register are given in the GCCF Rules. N.B. The descriptions below are indicative and may not be complete.

 

The Full Register

 

Cats will be placed on the Full Register when the preceding generations defined by the Registration Policy for that breed conforms to the best breeding policy for that breed.

 

The Supplementary Register

 

Cats will be placed on the Supplementary Register when the preceding generations defined by the Registration Policy for that breed conform to acceptable breeding policy for that breed.

 

The Experimental Register

 

Cats of Preliminary status breeds will be placed on the Experimental Register when the preceding generations defined by the Registration Policy for that breed conform to acceptable breeding policy for that breed.

 

The Reference Register

 

The Reference Register shall be for the registration of the following groups of cats:

a) Cats with unregistered ancestors as required by the Registration Policy for that breed;

b) Cats of breeds of colours/patterns not yet granted Preliminary recognition;

c) Cats which do not conform to the Registration Policy for their breed but whose progeny may conform the registration policy

d) cats which do not conform to any existing GCCF registration policy shall be registered as "no recognised breed" with no progression.

 

The Genetic Register

 

The Genetic Register is for the registration of cats/kittens that may have not been tested clear for a specific disease/condition if required for breeding. the Registration Policy will direct the method by which cats on the Genetic Register and/or their progeny, may be cleared for registration on the Active Register. Cats registered on the Genetic Register are overstamped "Place on the Genetic Register". Full details of this register and its implications can be found in the GCCF Rules.