Welcome to the CFA Newbee Program!

You are a new exhibitor in the world of showing pedigreed cats. And you have LOTS of questions. Good news - The Cat Fanciers' Association NewBee Program was created just for new exhibitors like you. We're here to help guide you through the hobby that we love - and hope that you'll love too!

How do I...?

I'm a New Exhibitor Who Needs Help!

We've got you covered! There's lots of folks who want to help you discover CFA.

Resources for New Exhibitors

Navigating learning to show pedigreed cats can seem complicated. We've put together some resources to help you find your way around!

  • NewBee Program Yahoo Group

    You have questions, and our group has answers! A closed group limited to NewBees and selected experieced exhibitors. Join up and ask your show-related questions here.


    Join our Facebook Group
    Same format and purpose as our Yahoo Group, but now on Facebook.

  • Other Groups for Exhibitors

    CFA isn't just about breeding and exhibiting cats. There's an entire world of cat-related groups to explore!

  • Resources

    Where can I discover more information about....? Is there a form for...? I want to learn about...? Exhibiting pedigreed cats encompasses a big world of information, but we can get you started on that path here.

The Cat Fanciers' Association

CFA is the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats. Founded in 1906, it:

• Promotes the welfare of all cats through progressive actions which ranges from legislative advocacy to the support of feline research and providing breeder assistance.

• Maintains a focus on the quality of its breed standards and the validity of its registration and pedigrees.

• Provides support to its member clubs who serve as Ambassadors to the general public

• Promotes the interests of breeders and exhibitors of pedigreed cats.

Related cfa programs

  • CFA Mentorship Program

    Breeding pedigreed cats is a challenge. Fortunately, CFA also has a group for new breeders too. Protogees are paired with experienced mentors who help them learn the skills they need to be successful and responsible breeders. Learn more here

  • CFA Mentoring Group

    A Yahoo Group restricted to CFA Mentor Group protogees and experienced breeders to ask and answer the myriad of questions that new breeders have. Learn more here