subsidiary of the International Progressive Breeders' Alliance founded
3 - RECOGNITION OF BREEDS FOR REGISTRATION
1: Acceptance of recognized breeds
a. IPCBA recognizes
all breeds recognized for championship competition in at least one other
association which has been established for the purposes of registration
and exhibition of all breeds.
b. IPCBA may accept any
new breed regardless of ancestry for registration purposes provided it
meets the criteria of being phenotypically different from an existing recognized
breed. Acceptance may be denied if there is sound scientific evidence
that there are inherent genetic problems deleterious to the health of the
cats in question which cannot be eliminated though selective breeding.
2: Requirements for New Breeds for Registration
a. A declaration of
intent to establish the breed in question signed by a person in good standing
with the IPCBA is filed with the Executive Office together with a proposed
breeding program and a proposed standard of the breed in question that
distinguishes it from other breeds recognized by the association.
b. The Board upon reviewing
the proposed breeding program and proposed standard may accept or deny
acceptance of the breed in question into the registry based on the requirement
that the goal is to establish a breed that is sufficiently different from
an existing breed. Acceptance may be denied if there is sound scientific
evidence that there are inherent genetic problems deleterious to the health
of the cats in question which cannot be eliminated though selective breeding.
c. New Breeds which
are accepted for registration can be exhibited, but will not receive Championship
1. Their pedigree reflects
three generations of the "breed" or breed group bred to each other.
2. An IPCBA Chartered Breed
Association has been established and a standard has been submitted for
3. The decision to accept
a new breed for competition lies solely within the discretion of the Board.
This decision is based on the requirement that the breed in question is
sufficiently distinct in appearance from an existing breed.
a. It is understood
that acceptance for registration implies only that IPCBA agrees to provide
registration facilities for development of the breed in question.
b. No breed may be
recognized for championship cats which are phenotypically indistinguishable
from an already established breed.
4: Names of Breeds and Breed Codes.
the time of acceptance for registration, each breed shall be assigned a
unique breed name and a two-letter identifying code to be used for registration
b. The new breed name
may not be derogatory in nature or duplicate the name of a different breed
already accepted and recognized by IPCBA or by any other established registering
c. The Breed Association
of the breed in question may initiate a name change at any time changes
in the standards are accepted for balloting following the same procedures
set forth in the standard changes.
5: Breeds Accepted for Registration.
a. The following breeds
are accepted for General Domestic Cat Registration in IPCBA. All generations
b. The following species
of cats being utilized in the development of domestic cat breeds are accepted
for registration in IPCBA's affiliate registry, The International Progressive
Exotic Breeders' Alliance (IPEBA), Feline Division.
African Serval - AFS
Bobcat - BOB
Caracal - CRL
Fishing Cat - FHC
Geoffroy's Cat - GFC
Jungle Cat - JGC
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5 - General Registration
6 - Cattery Name Registration
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