Breeders may elect to apply to register an existing Cattery name already approved by another Registry, with CATZ, OR may choose to register a new Prefix/Cattery name. Prefixes, once approved, remain for the exclusive use of the registered owner for life. NO RENEWALS are required, but in order to use the prefix, the holder must be a current financial member of CATZ.
Similar to the NZCF, CFA and TICA, it is necessary to litter register first, if ANY kitten is to be registered either now or in the future. This rule applies even if there is only one living kitten and/or if one or more kittens are being individually registered. This litter registration records the breeding of a specific sire and dam with a specified number of progeny resulting on a specified date. If registering individuals at the same time, you may elect to transfer these individuals to new owners using the same form at the same time.
Individual registration can be done for a single cat, registered with another association, by providing a copy of the cats Certificate of Registration (verifying ownership) and a certified pedigree for cats imported into New Zealand, or a copy Pedigree for cats registered within New Zealand. OR Individual registration for kittens or cats which have been previously “litter registered” OR processed at the same time as Litter Registration.
For any cats registered with CATZ Inc.
Record the lease of any cat registered with CATZ Inc.
Breeders with a CATZ Inc.registered prefix, may, when having cats transferred to them, request that their Prefix/Cattery name be attached to the cats existing registered name as a SUFFIX prefaced by the word “of”,for a nominal fee. Any existing suffixes will be removed from the name within the register and the new suffix added. Likewise, each new owner with a CATZ Inc. registered Prefix/Cattery name shall have the same option. e.g. If your cattery name was ENNZED and you purchased a cat named Highwinds Betty Boop, her name would change to Highwinds Betty Boop of Ennzed.
If you hold a CATZ Inc registered prefix and have a CATZ Inc. registered breeding cat, you qualify for membership to a Breed Council. ONLY MEMBERS of Breed Councils may vote on additions or alterations to Breed Standards, submitted to the Breed Council in ballot form by the Board of Directors.
Fill in a Claim Form for Championship confirmation after shows and have your request processed through the National Scorer. Receive a confirmation by email which you can print off and present to the Master Clerk at any subsequent show as proof of qualification for Grand points and receive the hard copy Certificate via regular mail.