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A Comparison of Disqualifiers and General Faults

among the member organisations

The Congress has compiled the following tables which illustrate the similarities and differences
of what some of the member organisations consider disqualifying and general faults.

Key to codes
f fault cw challenge withhold but not a general disqualification
nf no fault nv no veterinary checks are made at shows in CFA or TICA
bs breed specific fault cdv consult duty vet (GCCF)
ex exception made for neutered or altered cats    
General Disqualification
Description of Fault ACF Logo CCCofA Logo CFA Logo FIFe Logo GCCF Logo NZCF Logo SACC Logo TICA Logo WCF Logo
Aggressive cats f f f f f f f f f
Testicular anomalies f f f f f f f f f
Doped cats f f f f f nf f f f
Blindness f nf f f f f f f f
Cross-eyes cats f f bs f f cw f f f
Cats which have been given cosmetic treatment f nf f f f f f f f
Declawed cats f f f f f f f nf f
Cats showing umbilical hernia f f f f cdv nf f nf f
White spots not permitted in the standard f f bs f bs bs bs f f
Cats showing obvious & acute signs of bad health f f f f cdv f f f f
Cats showing lack of cleanliness, e.g. dirty ears, parasites f f f f cdv nf f f f
Cats with poly or oligodactylism f f bs f f bs f bs f
Cats not passing the veterinary check at the entrance to the show f f na f f f na na f
Dwarfism f nf bs f f f bs bs f
Deafness nf nf nf f f nf nf nf f
Pregnant or nursing cats f f f f f f f f f
Tail faults f f bs nf f bs f bs f
Docked tails or part of tail missing f f f f f nf f f f
Other faults specific to certain breeds f f f   f f f f f
Faults precluding awards
Description of Fault ACF Logo CCCofA Logo CFA Logo FIFe Logo GCCF Logo NZCF Logo SACC Logo TICA Logo WCF Logo
Any fault specifically named in the standard of points as precluding a certificate f f f f f f f f f
Sagging Spines f nf f f f nf f nf nf
Any abnormal depressions, protrusions or fissures in the skull of an adult cat f f nf ex f nf f nf f
Apparent weakness in the hindquarters nf nf bs f cdv nf bs bs nf
Skeletal deformities not included in the standard of points (e.g. flat chest, fixed deviation of the Sternum or Xiphisternum, saddleback)* f f f f f f f f f
Deformity of the skull resulting in asymmmetrical face or head f nf bs f f f f f f
Persistent exposure of the tongue f f f nf f nf nf nf nf
Eyes set too deep or protruding nf nf bs f bs nf bs bs f
Damage to the eyes, e.g. corneal injuries f f nf f cdv nf f f f
Eyes of different sizes f f nf nf f f f nf f
Tendency to squint f f nf f f f f nf f
Abnormal size and form of eyes and eyelids (ectropium/entropium) nf nf nf f f nf nf nf f
Incorrect dentition - canines very prominent and/or out of line f f nf n f f f nf f
Crooked jaw f nf f f f f f f f
Overshot or undershot jaw (ACF, FIFe, WCF - by more than 2 mm) f f nf f f f f f f
Crooked nose and/or nose leather f f f f f f f f f
Spots, patches or sprinklinng of incorrect colour not provided for in the standards f f f f f bs f f f
All deformities of the tail, e.g. kink or 'knot' ex f bs ex f bs f bs f
Undernourished or obese cats f f f f cdv nf f nf f
Obvious green rim to orange/copper eyes f f f nf bs f f nf f
Obviouslly incorrect eye colour f f f nf bs f f nf f
Cats in poor physical condition f f f f cdv nf f f f
Lack of grooming, badly presented cats f f f f f f f f f
Cut teeth nf nf nf f f nf nf nf f
Umbilical hernia nf nf nf nf f nnf f nf f