elcome to The International Cat Association (TICA),
the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats.
What Makes TICA Different?
The International Cat Association (TICA) has thousands of members and hundreds of clubs around the world in Latin America, North America, Asia, and Europe that host cat shows all year.
A genetic registry, TICA allows new cat breeds such as the Savannah, the world's favorite breed of cat the Bengal, and the Thai cat. Fifty five breeds of cats from the Russian Blue to LaPerm, Sphynx to Norwegian Forest Cat compete for titles and regional and international awards. TICA also was the first cat--and now the world's largest--registry to allow household cats and household kittens to compete for the same titles at cat shows and awards as pedigreed cats.
TICA cat shows are fun. TICA cats are fabulous. And TICA members including junior cat exhibitors are friendly. The cat fancy and cat fanciers are all cat owners and cat lovers. Cat kids get to learn the ropes through our junior exhibitor program and new cattery breeders can learn more through TICA mentorship programs.
Wherever you are, you're in TICA's world! Fabulous felines...fun...friendships.
Featured Breed: Bengal
The Bengal was TICA's most popular cat in 2008 with more than 6, 000 kittens
and cats registered around the world. A friendly, curious and athletic animal,
the Bengal originated from crosses between the shy little Asian Leopard Cat
and domestic cats.
Today, the Bengals exhibited at shows are far from "wildcats" and make loving and fun family pets. The goal of TICA's Bengal breeding program was to create a domestic cat with the physical features distinctive to the small forest-dwelling wildcats, but with the loving, dependable temperament of the domestic cat.
To learn more about the Bengal click here.