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TICA has announced that the Savannah and the Kurilian Bobtail breeds have been accepted to Championship Status! Now they join the other 47 breeds that can compete for championship titles and Regional and International awards.
The first known Savannah was born April 7, 1986 when a female domestic cat gave birth to a kitten sired by an African Serval. This F1 (first generation hybrid cross) was the first on record. This unusual female kitten had both domestic and Serval like traits. Both the kitten and breed were named “Savannah”. Patrick Kelly heard about Savannah and decided he wanted to try to develop a new breed. He persuaded a breeder, Joyce Sroufe, to join him in his efforts. Together they wrote the original TICA Breed Standard. TICA accepted the Savannah for registration in 2001.
The Kurilian Bobtail is a natural breed of cat tracing its origins to the Russian Island of Sakhalin and to the Kuril Islands, an archipelago of approximately 56 volcanic islands, stretching 700 miles between the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka and the Japanese island Hokkaido, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the thirteen natural breeds of cat recognized by TICA.
Breeds of cats who have been accepted for championship status are eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and eligible for appropriate titles and/or computation of Annual Awards. These cats must be 8 months of age or more and may be male, female, neuter or spay. Pedigreed kittens (under 8 months of age) do not earn titles, but are eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and may earn points towards Annual Awards.
TICA recently announced the result of elections for President, Vice President and Breed Committees. This was the first year that qualified members of TICA used an online voting system. More than 60 percent of the votes were submitted online for the first time in the history of TICA.
Vickie Fisher was reelected as President, and Bobbie Tullo was reelected as Vice President of the organization. There were no seats being filled for Board of Directors this year.
Breed committee chairs and members were elected for the next few years. To see a full list of breed committee results, visit the TICA site.
The Breed chair and other committee members work with the breed based on the breed standard, and focus on improving the breed that their committee oversees.
Congratulations to everyone who was voted in for the next two years!