Serving the Cat Fancy since 1928 !

 

****URGENT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS****

In accordance with ACF policy GCCFV will NOT accept any pedigrees from AICC or it's registered breeders.

The setting up of the The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc. in 1928, the third in the world, was a progressive, forward-thinking move and we intend to continue in the same way. We are a happy group, who help each other in many ways, from setting up and pulling down shows, to sharing knowledge and experience.

We have 4 affiliated clubs who run their own shows throughout the year, for more information about the clubs check out the Cat Clubs page.
 

 

Current News & Upcoming Events


RAGDOLL CAT
Breed Seminar

Sunday 10th December 2017.
Bulleen Heights School, 221 Manningham Road, Bulleen.
Convenor: Dr Kerry Fowler
Members From All Associations Are Welcome To Attend.
Registration - 1.30pm
Commencing - 2.00pm
Finishing - 5.00pm
GCCFV Inc Members FREE
Non GCCFV Inc Members $5.00
Download Flyer
Here


BIRMAN STANDARD PROPOSED CHANGES
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 1.30pm
Bulleen Heights School, 221 Manningham Road, Bulleen.
The Judges Association is holding a seminar to discuss proposed changes to the Birman Standard.
All are invited to attend and have an input.
Please click
HERE for the details of the changes, as per the letter sent to GCCFV by the JA on 24/7/2017


COMPANION JUDGES COURSE
SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM MEMBERS TO DO A GROUP 4 JUDGES COURSE.
THIS WILL THEN LEAD INTO THE NEXT PEDIGREE LONGHAIR OR SHORTHAIR COURSE.
THIS WILL START IN FEBRUARY 2018
ANY ONE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT/SPEAK TO THE SECRETARY TO REGISTER.
DEADLINE TO NOTIFY THE SECRETARY IS 31 DECEMBER 2017
TO QUALIFY YOU MUST BE 2018 FINANCIAL MEMBER OF GCCFV



CAT OF THE YEAR DINNER
SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 2018
KEEP THIS DATE FREE
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON



PEDIGREE'S / PAPERWORK

With kitten season apon us now we just want to reminder you to make sure you have all your paperwork up to date.     Any Transfers / Leases or Registrations need to be completed prior to the birth of any kittens.    This paperwork is your responsibility so please keep it updated


SHOW ETIQUETTE / PROCEDURES / RULES

There are a few show rules and procedures that have not been followed over the past few shows and this is just a reminder to all that they need to be followed.   All these rules can be found in the GCCFV By-Laws.

1. SHOW CAGES - All cages must have a washable / water proof surround.   Corflute is the preferred product.  NO CALICO
2. ENTRY PRIOR TO VETTING - 11.19.5 - No equipment is to enter the show hall until cats have been vetted in.
3. ALLOWABLE ITEMS IN CAGES - 11.16.4 - Litter tray and water bowls may be left in the cage during judging.
4. CONCLUSION OF SHOW - 11.15.7, 11.15.8, 11.15.9 - No cat may be removed from show venue before the closing time of show, without prior permission from the Show Manager.
5. SPRAYS - 11.16.2 - NO aerosols or spays of any description are to be used within the show venue.
6. STATUS CHANGES - 11.12.1, 11.12.2 - All status changes must be done prior to the show and notified to the show Manager as per the date on the schedule.
To clarify the above - All honours forms need to be into the Secretary prior to the day of a show, with the status changes communicated by the date on the schedule to the returning office/show manager.    There will be no status changes done at a show, unless it states on the schedule and a show is run over consecutive days.   This is your responsibility to make sure your paperwork is correct and is completed correctly.  If your cat is entered into the wrong class because of incorrect paperwork, it'll forfeit any challengers, cat of the year points or prizes won on the day.

 

CAGES FOR SALE
Both Sizes $55


76L x 54W x 61H (Large)
61L x 53W x 61H (Small)
To order one or more please contact the Secretary.



Please read and download the new GCCFV Social Media Policy  

GCCFV SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY 
This will affect all members of GCCFV


Please read and download the new GCCFV code of Practice
GCCFV CODE OF PRACTICE
Guidelines for the care and Management of breeding cats within the applicable Organisation.
These Guidelines apply to all GCCFV Members who have 9 or less fertile female cats.


 

For all the Government Legislations and Rulings that our breeders need to comply with please go to: www.vic.gov.au/pets/  and download the relevant links and information.  Below are a couple of the important links:

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/pets/domestic-animal-businesses/breeding-and-rearing-businesses/code-of-practice-for-the-operation-of-breeding-and-rearing-businesses-revision-1
http://www.legisla
tion.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/LTObject_Store/LTObjSt7.nsf/DDE300B846EED9C7CA257616000A3571/1CA2B9A2AFD8349ECA257A6800031762/$FILE/94-81aa056%20authorised.pdf

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/pets/domestic-animal-businesses/breeding-and-rearing-businesses/regulations-for-cat-breeders
http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/pets/cats/legal-requirements-for-cat-owners/code-of-practice-for-the-private-keeping-of-cats
http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/animal-health-and-welfare/animal-welfare/animal-welfare-legislation/prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals-legislation
http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/pets/domestic-animal-businesses/breeding-and-rearing-businesses/code-of-practice-for-the-breeding-of-animals-with-heritable-defects-that-cause-disease


 

Members Information
Next General Meeting
The Next General Meeting will be held:
Wednesday, December 13
Stamford Hotel
Cnr Studd & Wellington Road, Rowville

Find a Breeder
cat

Our breeders are required to abide by the Code of Ethics of GCCFV as well as state legislation. Visit our page devoted to our breeders to find one in your area.

The statement of Purposes of GCCFV is:
i) To promote in every way and foster interest in the general welfare of all cats and kittens
ii) To promote responsible pet ownership
iii) To keep registers and stud books and provide for the registration of cats and breeders’ prefixes and other records
iv) To set standards and breeding guidelines for the breeding of pedigree cats
v) To make regulations for the day to day running of GCCFV vi To set By-Laws for the running of cat shows
vii) To run cat shows and make awards at cat shows
viii) To award titles to qualified cats
ix) To hold instruction classes for judges, stewards and others
x) To appoint judges, stewards and others as required
xi) To accept affiliation from clubs
xii) To become a member or affiliate of other bodies
xiii) To accept membership from interested persons
xiv) To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire real estate and to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of it.
xv) To hold money in accounts in banks or other financial instutions or to hold shares or securities of any kind
xvi) To act as a trustee
xvii) To carry out any other activities deemed beneficial to cats

Visit a Show!

GCCFV affiliate Clubs hold show regularly throughout the year.

Why not take an afternoon to meet the breeders and watch the cats and kittens being judged.

For more information, go to our calendar page.


ORIVET /  ANIMAL DNA
Feline Genetic Disease Screen is only $85 and screens for ALL relevant diseases from the one sample.
(PKD, HCM, SMA, Familial Episodic Hypokalamic Polymyopathy, GM2, Mucopolysaccharodosis, Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, Niemann Pick Disease)
Single test price has changed to $45
Some Kits are available from the GCCFV Secretary.

BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS THAT LOOK AFTER US BY DONATING TO GCCFV SHOWS AND THEIR AFFLIATED CLUBS


 

We thank our Sponsors