Registration of a cattery name
A breeder is a person who applies for pedigrees at his club for kittens born in his household (in a breeder community).
2. Kittens - Litter
Each kitten born in the household (in a breeder community) must have a cattery name and a pedigree authorized by his club.
3. Cattery name
A cattery name is an artificial name, which is applied and registered at the WCF and which is consequently protected.Each cattery name has to be
requested at the office in Essen. 3 proposed cattery names (in the sequence of their priority) have to be requested through the breeder’s (main) club.
The proposed cattery names will be checked, if similar cattery names are already registered. It is not permitted to propose any names of persons
work of literature, etc.) and no names of breeds.
Breeders with a registered provably cattery name in another organization, who wish to join the WCF, are allowed to retain their cattery names.
The office verifies the uniqueness of the cattery names only within the WCF.
All WCF cattery names as of the year 2001 are published on the website.
The office responds to the incoming applications within 10 working days and will confirm the registration of the cattery name
4. Protection of the cattery name
A registered cattery name will be protected 20 years and cannot be issued once more. That is also valid, when the breeder quits the WCF.
5. Transfer of a cattery name
A cattery name can be transferred by a breeder to another breeder by a written contract signed by both breeders, which must be forwarded to the
6. Breeder community
A cattery name may be requested also by 2 or more breeders together, if these breeders form a community. Nevertheless, there must be one main
7. Name of the cat
In general the name of the cat consists of the first name and the cattery name.
8. Position of the cattery name
The cattery name can be before or after the first name of the cat. You must indicate the position, when you apply for a cattery name.
Please note that you have to provide the prefix and suffix of the cattery name and do not use any abbreviations.
Prefix and suffix count for the length of the entire name of the cat.