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Here you will find various announcements and items of a newsworthy nature regarding this site, the FIFe, as well as, items or matters of general interest.

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Breeding statistics 2021

The statistics of the worldwide annual registrations per breed in FIFe for the year 2021 can be found here.

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New patronage Member in Bulgaria

The 2022 General Assembly accepted the Federation of Felinology Bulgaria (FFBg) as a patronage Member. Their mentor will be our Romanian Member Federatia Asociatiilor Feline "Felis Romania" (FAF-FR). You can find the details of our patronage Member in the section Organisation > Members > Present.

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Decisions of the 2022 General Assembly

With regard to the situation in Ukraine, the 2022 General Assembly decided on the following restrictions as of 27.05.2022:
• FIFe Members outside Russia may not import any cat bred in Russia in their pedigree books, regardless of, which organization issued its pedigree
• Exhibitors living in Russia may not enter their cats at any FIFe show outside Russia, regardless of, which organization these exhibitors hold their membership in
• It is prohibited to organize FIFe shows in Russia.
These restrictions are valid until 31.05.2023 and will be reviewed as and when necessary.

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World Show 2022

The 2022 edition of the World Show will be organised by our Belgian Member Felis Belgica in Mechelen, Belgium, on the 29th and 30th October. Click here for the dedicated website showing all information available about this show.

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COVID-19 exceptions 2022 (last update: 15.11.2021)

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Board decided on continuation of the following exceptions with regard to the Show Rules, valid for the year 2022:
● Winner Shows may take place in any month in 2022
● For all Winner Shows, the World Show included, organised prior to 31.12.2022, no qualifications are needed for cats to participate
● All Members or their show organising clubs could hold international shows with only domestic judges officiating, no foreign judges needed until 31.12.2022
● For all European FIFe Member countries, the number of certificates needed to obtain the titles IC/IP, GIC/GIP resp. SC/SP is set to 5, 7 resp. 10. These certificates can be obtained in 1 country (for IC/IP) resp. 1 or 2 countries (for GIC/GIP and SC/SP). In each class, at least 1 certificate must be obtained at shows organised after 01.07.2020. This exception is valid until 31.12.2022 (→ Annex 2A and 3A)
● The number of Best in Show titles in classes 11 and/or 12 to qualify for the title Junior Winner is reduced from 5 to 3. This exception is valid until 31.12.2022 (→ Annex 5A).

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New judges (last update: 24.09.2022)


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  • Mrs. Lucie Pánková (CZ) passed the judges exam in category 4 at the show in Jablonec nad Nisou (CZ) on the 24th September 2022 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Hannah Jensen (SE) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Västra Frölunda (SE) on the 17th September 2022 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mrs. Brigita Guobe (LT) passed the judges exam in category 4 at the show in Riga (LV) on the 10th September 2022 and is now a probational judge in that category.
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