The Registration Rules of the National Cat Club are as follows:
1. Every Cat exhibited at a show under National Cat Club Rules must (except such as are exhibited exclusively in Local Classes, or exhibited in Classes exclusively for litters of kittens), previous to the time of entry for such show, have been entered in a registry kept by the National Cat Club at their offices. A charge of is. each shall be made for registration. In such registry shall be inserted the name and breed of the cat, and its breeder's name, the date of birth, names of sire and dam, and of grand-sires and grand-dams, and if the dam was served by two or more cats their several names must be stated. If the age, pedigree or breeder's name be not known the cat must be registered as breeder, age or pedigree "unknown," any or all as the case may be. If the name of a cat be changed, or an old name re-assumed, such cat must be again registered, and identified before exhibition in its altered name.
2. A name which has been duly registered in accordance with Rule 1 cannot be again accepted for registration of a cat of the same breed, without the addition of a distinguishing number, prefix or affix, for a period of five years, calculated from the first day of the year next after the one in which the name was last registered ; but the name of a cat after publication in " Our Cats " and the Stud Book, or which has become eligible for free entry therein cannot again be assumed.
N.B.- The name of a cat that has become eligible for free entry in the Stud Book in any year shall not be changed after the 31st of December of that year.
Cats do not receive a Number on registration. Numbers are only assigned to Prize Winners, or cats entered in the Stud Book on its publication, on payment of a fee of Five Shillings, in addition to One Shilling for registration.
The application for Registration must be made on a form as follows :
Number of Breed as per List in Margin_________Colour______
I wish to register the following______Sex? by the name of_________
Previously registered by the name of____________________________
Signature of Owner_______________________________________
Mr. and Mrs. or Miss
Late Owner (if any)___________________________________________
Owner of Sire____________________
Owner of Dam_____________________
Date of Birth_______________________________________________
Name & Address of Breeder__________________________________
If this name cannot be registered, I select one of the following, and name them in the order named : (1)_______________
Only one Cat must be entered on one form, which must be forwarded with a remittance of one shilling to Mrs. A. Stennard Robinson, Hon. Sec., at 5, Great James Street, Bedford Row, London, W.C.
The various varieties as recognised by the Club are as follows:
The Rules for Registration in the Cat Club are as follows:
In the following Rules the word "Cat" shall be interpreted to include domesticated Cats of both sexes and neuters, and the word " Kitten " shall be interpreted to include domesticated Kittens of both sexes and neuters, five months old and under eight months old on the first day of the show.
Every Cat and Kitten exhibited at a Show held under The Cat Club Exhibition Rules must (except such as are exhibited exclusively in local classes), previous to the time of entry for such show, have been entered in the Register kept by The Cat Club for that purpose alone. Registration in any other Club shall not be accepted. A charge of sixpence shall be made for each Cat or Kitten registered. In such Register shall be inserted the name, breed, and colour of the Cat or Kitten, and its breeder's name, the date of birth, name of sire and dam, and of grand-sire and grand-dam. If the age, pedigree, or breeder's name be not known, the Cat or Kitten must be registered as "age, breeder, or pedigree unknown " - any or all, as the case may be.
If the name of a Cat or Kitten be changed, or an old name be re-assumed, such a Cat or Kitten must be again registered and identified, before exhibition in its altered name, for which a fee of one shilling shall be charged.
Mrs. Ormerod's Shaded Silver 'Lord Nugent' . Frankland, photo, Blackburn
On change of ownership, the transfer of a Cat or Kitten must be registered; and no Cat or Kitten will be eligible for exhibition at any show held under The Cat Club Exhibition Rules until such registration shall have been made, for which a fee of one shilling shall be charged.
The Register shall be published every twelve months at least, and at such prices and in such form as the committee may decide upon from time to time.
Registration forms shall be supplied free of charge to breeders, owners, and exhibitors of Cats and Kittens, and also to secretaries and promoters of shows held under The Cat Club Exhibition Rules.
A name which has been duly registered in accordance with Rule I cannot be again accepted for registration of a Cat or Kitten of the same breed, without the addition of a distinguishing prefix or affix.
Any Cat or Kitten exhibited at a Show under The Cat Club Exhibition Rules, must be the bond-fide property of the Exhibitor in whose name it is entered, and must have been so fourteen clear days before the first day of the show.
Each Cat or Kitten must, on the entry form, be clearly identified in accordance with and as required in Rules 1 and 2 - save that the names of the grandparents need not be stated - and on such entry form must be a declaration, signed by the exhibitor, that the Cat or Kitten is entered subject to The Cat Club Exhibition Rules.
If the name of a Cat or Kitten which has won a prize in a class in any Show held under The Cat Club Exhibition Rules, has been changed; on entering the said Cat or Kitten for a show, the exhibitor must, on the entry form, give the former name or names, as well as the new name, until the change or changes have been duly published in The Cat Club Stud Book.
The name of any Cat or Kitten, after publication in The Cat Club Stud Book, or which has become eligible for entry therein, cannot be changed.
If a Cat or Kitten is owned by more than one person, the names of all the owners must be given on the entry forms, and on the registration, change of name, and change of owner forms; but only one fee shall be charged for each such entry, whatever the number of owners may be.
If a Cat or Kitten be entered, except as before directed by Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, such Cat or Kitten shall forfeit any prize that may have been awarded; and if the error be detected in time, such Cat or Kitten shall not be allowed to compete, and shall, in either case, forfeit all entrance fees and subscriptions - save that the General Committee of The Cat Club may, on appeal to them, for good cause shown, remit all or any part of the forfeits herein mentioned.