To Champion a cat you must show the cat at a registered cat show. (ie; ACFA, CFA, TICA...) and it must fit the written standard for that association. It cannot be disqualified. It must earn winners ribbons (4 in ACFA) to become a Champion. 8 ribbons is double Champion, 12 triple champion and 16 makes it a quad champion. The cat has to earn 16 winners ribbons before it can become a Grand Champion. To Grand a cat they must also be finalled under 6 different judges. (Some cats achieve the finals before they get their winners ribbons.) In any case, it takes 16 winners ribbons and 6 finals under 6 different judges to Grand a cat in ACFA.

Why Champion matters

Champion and Grand Champion

Many people ask why pure bred cats cost so much. This is a small example of what a reputable breeder is doing to insure you are getting a quality cat. Please beware, there are many breeders out there that are breeding and not showing. For them it is about making money not producing quality Maine Coon Cats. If their cats are not good enough to get championed you should question their quality.

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