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Gullivers Keeper

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I have a question about showing cats. I know you can buy a "show quality" cat or a pet, but can you show your "pet" cat? As you see I know nothing about showing animals :LOL:
 

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Any cat that is registered with the association hosting the show can be shown. An altered pet, gets shown in the altered class. Premiership is the equivalent of championship. Jacky shows her cats in the altered class.
 

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The more your Sphynx conforms to breed standard, the better your Sphynx will do in the shows! If you have an altered cat, he/she will be shown in Premiership (the alter class.) Even if your Sphynx may not be "show quality" persay, you can still show your baby. (But, may not earn many points.) Other than that, Shauntay sums it up perfectly! I plan to show my Sphynx in the alter class when I finally bring home my baby. I can't wait!
 

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If you buy a pet quality cat you need to ask the breeder if you can show it.
Many breeders will not allow pet quality kittens to be shown it is in the contracts.
You also can show mixed breeds in HHP.



 

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:Woo: I don't think I could ever get his nails clean enough and his pink little feet are stained grey and I'm pretty sure that's not gonna cut it. My husband calls Gulliver his premier cat and that's good enough for us! (It does seem fun though!)
 

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The gray coloration on his feet may be his natural pigmentation. I see from your avatar he is white. Berlin is also white and has grey markings on her pink pads. A white cat is masking another color, which may show up on a nose marking, pads, a spot on the ear or cap. For example, lets say Berlin is truly a blue colored sphynx, but she is wearing a white trenchcoat. She appears white, but genetically she is a different color. I think the discolored pads on your baby is normal. And use baby wipes to clean the nails, it comes off very easily. I believe a lot of ppl have tricks to cleaning nails and the nail beds :) It really is a wonderful experience, competing in a show. Seeing the other cats etc.
 

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Ask the breeder what she thinks about showing him.
 

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I saw your album, he is a handsome guy, nice strong muzzle, and good stop. His ear placement is too high and ears too narrow, but you arent looking to supreme him :) I'm sure your boy would get a lot of compliments!! :)

And besides, its hard to tell from pictures, heck from a different view, his ears might appear lower. Thats why judges are hands on.
 

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I agree with you,
If you buy a pet quality cat you need to ask the breeder if you can show it.
Many breeders will not allow pet quality kittens to be shown it is in the contracts.
You also can show mixed breeds in HHP.



Thanks for sharing that.

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I used to show Turkish Vans and liked the idea of taking my little sphynxy to a few shows (more for fun than anything else, also as an experience for my husband to enjoy!)
However, when we got him he has a big kink in the end of his tail so looks like we need to get another one to show! :BigSmile:
 

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I am going to start showing a Bombay.
It will be different because I am used to showing baldies.
 

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If you want to show but bought a pet quality kitty, check with the breeder. Many breeders sell show quality kittens as pets because there are very few show homes available. That was the case with the first CFA grand I bred; his owner asked me if she could show him and he did very well.
 

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I loved going to the show in Fort Worth and met some absolutely wonderful people there. I intend to show again in January and hope Ciel does well. I hope to keep one of her kittens to show as well.
 

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I started showing Nofuratu in the household pet class before I got his registration papers. Then I showed him in the altered class. He is not a "show quality" cat, at least I didnt pay for show quality, but he won lots of ribbons and we had a blast!!
We would take the 3 kids and do weekend shows and had lots of fun travelling to different places, and the kids liked it.
The cage decoration competitions are also lots of fun! You can go totally crazy with that!!! I think you would enjoy it!
 

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I started showing Nofuratu in the household pet class before I got his registration papers. Then I showed him in the altered class. He is not a "show quality" cat, at least I didnt pay for show quality, but he won lots of ribbons and we had a blast!!
We would take the 3 kids and do weekend shows and had lots of fun travelling to different places, and the kids liked it.
The cage decoration competitions are also lots of fun! You can go totally crazy with that!!! I think you would enjoy it!

It's great to remind people who are interested in showing their Sphynx but don't have papers, pedigree, etc that they can register and show as a Household Pet (HHP). Breed standards don't apply. It's all about grooming and personality.
 

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I got contacted by the second biggest swedish breeder in Sphynxes yesterday. She had seen pics of Darwin and wondered about his line and if he is neutered. She was prepared to go 600 miles (total both ways) to see us if he wasn't to check him out better because she is looking for some new blood in her breeding program and liked him from the pictures and what she heard about him.

He is neutered though but sure made me a proud daddy anywayz and a bit of the nerves for our coming first cat show in january vanished. :D
Namir I am quite sure about show-wise though. I know he is almost straight through a very good somali standard-wise and I have a good feeling about Darwin as well except maybe for two small things. His whisker pads (correct?) should b a bit puffier and his tail has a tad much hair on it. Not hair really but you know what I mean. Not just the tip as is perfectly allowed.

Time will tell, can't wait for january to come, win or loose it's gonna be so interesting.
 

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I got contacted by the second biggest swedish breeder in Sphynxes yesterday. She had seen pics of Darwin and wondered about his line and if he is neutered. She was prepared to go 600 miles (total both ways) to see us if he wasn't to check him out better because she is looking for some new blood in her breeding program and liked him from the pictures and what she heard about him.

He is neutered though but sure made me a proud daddy anywayz and a bit of the nerves for our coming first cat show in january vanished. :D
Namir I am quite sure about show-wise though. I know he is almost straight through a very good somali standard-wise and I have a good feeling about Darwin as well except maybe for two small things. His whisker pads (correct?) should b a bit puffier and his tail has a tad much hair on it. Not hair really but you know what I mean. Not just the tip as is perfectly allowed.

Time will tell, can't wait for january to come, win or loose it's gonna be so interesting.
Good luck at your upcoming show with Namir and Darwin- keep us posted on how it goes:BigSmile:
 

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Darwin is a handsome boy. Gleek's 3rd kitten show will be next week, but his first adult show (as an open premier) will be in January. Good luck and enjoy the fun.
 

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We have a red and white sphynx named Timmy. We have the same problems keeping him clean, especially his nails.
 

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We have a red and white sphynx named Timmy. We have the same problems keeping him clean, especially his nails.
Darwin is a d09 (red/white) also and same thing. Takes a lot of attention to keep him clean. My last sphynx only needed a bath every 10-14 days but Darwin I can clean every 3-4, I usually wait 5-7 days between baths though but then he is dirty. Very oily compared to my last and in that dust gets stuck. Also it is very visible on a white.

He also have dirty nails but since I heard here that baby wipes are good for that I use them and it made it much easier. before I just used the baby wipes for the head, face and outer ears.
His ears are extremelly dirty also but he is a darling when it comes to baths, nails and ears so it is no biggie realy but he is one dirty cat.
MUCH more so than my last. Ears, skin and claws are all much worse.

Red and whites, he? :Wink:
 

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but they are the most beautiful ;)

(not that I am biased or anything!?!?! heh)
 
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