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2016 ACF National Show Committee

Hi Everyone

The revised schedule for 2016 ACF National is now available on our Show Schedule page.  Being hosted by QFA in Brisbane on the weekend of 10th - 13th June. This weekend is not just a show but an opportunity to socialise with friends and fellow exhibitors at one of the social evenings, the Welcome Function and/or the Sunday after show dinner. The ACF judge's seminar is open to exhibitors and breeders to attend, with some very interesting topics which will be confirmed as soon as the topics have been finalised.

Due to concerns that several exhibitors had with regard to the vetting at this year’s National the committee has reviewed the vetting protocol and it will now be random in cage vetting with a vet available throughout most of the day should the need arise to consult with them. I have attached the amend schedule with the amendment.

Great Rosette sponsorship packages are also available and these are detailed on the last two pages of the schedule, an excellent way to promote your cattery to all in addition to the general public.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting Robbie Walker



With the changes to the Dog & Cat Act there will be a new obligation on owners to microchip their cat which will also include an obligation to keep the microchip details up to date on one of the databases that share information. The names of those Companies that share their information are:

The participating companies are:

·         Central Animal Records

·         Pet Register

·         Australasian Animal Registry


·         HomeSafeID

·         Global Micro Animal Registry

These companies operate a shared portal, called Pet Address. It is our understanding is that most councils, shelters and rescue groups will use Pet Address to search for the contact details linked to a lost pet’s microchip number. Some will check other databases.


If you have your cats & kittens microchipped please check which Registry has been used.  It is a good idea that Breeders insist that they be the sesecondary contact.






Judge: Carlos Lopex (Argentina) - Is an international all breed TICA judge. Who lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.   He has been involved in the Cat Fancy for over 20 years.  The first pedigree cat owned and showed was a black Persian male in 1993.  In 1996 he started breeding British Shorthair cats under the prefix of "Pampa".  He has been breeding Abyssians since 2003 and Bengals since 2008 with equal success winning many TICA regional awards.  At the 2008-09 TICA show season the Best International Abyssinian Cat / 13th Best All Breed Cat in Southern Europe was from his cattery, LA IW SGC Pampa Mojito Night Fever.

He has judged extensively nationally and internationally in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and United Kingdom including the TICA Show in Scotland.  The 2011 ACT National Show was his first time in Australia.


For further details :  contact Judith Russack