Open Breed Summary
NEW Show Hall: Lexington Hotel & Conference Jacksonville Riverwalk 1515 Prudential Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32207 Ph: 904-396-5100. The show hall is handicap accessible and is heated/air-conditioned as needed. This is a no smoking facility.
Entry & Payment Info: Entries are accepted now. Entry Fees include CFA & Regional surcharges. Please email entry clerk to confirm online entries. Per show rule 6.21 each entry must be accompanied by the stipulated entry fee. All online/fax entries must be paid in full within 10 days of receipt or prior to the start of the show, whichever is first. Make checks payable to Absolutely Abyssinians Cat Club. Sorry, No PayPal. No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench. Check your confirmation for accuracy and contact the entry clerk with any corrections BEFORE CLOSING DATE. Exhibitors with a single entry using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage.
Check In & Show Hours: check in time is 8 – 9am on Saturday. Judging will start at 10 am Saturday and 9 am on Sunday. Advertised show hours are 10 am – 4 pm Saturday and 9 am – 4 pm on Sunday.
Show Hotel: Wyndham Garden Jacksonville 4660 Salisbury Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32256. Phone: 904-281-0900. When making a reservation at the show hotel call 904-562-5946 and speak with Brianna Hudson; mention cat club to get special rate; rooms will be held until December 17, 2018. This hotel is close to show hall; for other pet friendly hotels near the show hall contact the show manager.
Airport: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is approximately 17 miles/30 minutes from the show hall.
Transportation: We are sorry; the club cannot provide transportation this year.
Show Rules: This is a CFA licensed show and all show rules will be strictly enforced. Copies of CFA Show Rules are available from CF Central Office. All ribbons and rosettes required by CFA will be awards.
Scoring: All entries in Championship (except Novice), Premiership (except Novice), registered Kittens, recorded Household Pets, and registered cats competing as Household Pets with a Household Pet color class prefix will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of cats/kittens without registration numbers can contact the entry clerk for a Temporary Registration Number.
Household Pets: All entries must be at least 4 months old; all entries 8 months or older must be neutered or spayed. Entries may not be declawed
Miscellaneous Breeds: Per Show Rule Article XXXIII The breeds listed below are eligible for entry in this division. Khoa Manee (Shorthair Specialty Rings) & Lykoi (Shorthair Specialty Rings). * Unless disqualified.
Health: It is strongly advised that all cats or kittens entered or present in the show hall be inoculated before entry by a licensed veterinarian against feline panleukopenia (formerly known as feline distemper or feline infectious enteritis), feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and rabies. It is also strongly recommended that cats and kittens be tested and found negative for FeLV before entry. All claws of all entries must be clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition.
Sales: Florida Pet Law #585.9 "All kittens or cats offered for sale must have a valid Florida Health Certificate".
Benching: Single opening cage size is 22"X22"X22" and is included with your entry fee. Please bring material to cover the sides, floor and top of your cage. Litter will be provided; please bring your own litter pans.
Official CFA Entry Form
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