Translation glossary: Cat Fanciers Glossary

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allbreed (AB)An \"allbreed ring\" at a show is a ring in which cats of all breeds are judged and ranked against each other. An \"allbreed judge\" is a judge who i 
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alterTo spay or neuter a cat. An \"alter\" is an altered cat. 
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Any Other Variety (AOV)The AOV class at a North American show is open to purebred and registered cats that are not eligible to compete because their color, hair length, or 
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bloodlineA group of related cats. 
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blueThe color also known as \"gray\" or \"maltese.\" 
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blue slipAn application to register a cat of a registered litter. 
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breed standardThe ideal characteristics for the breed, as agreed upon by a group of breeders. 
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breed trueTo produce kittens that closely resemble the parents. 
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breederBy convention, the breeder of a cat is the owner of the cat\'s dam at the time of mating. 
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breeding programAn ongoing program in which cats are mated together and kittens selected for breeding according to how close they come to an ideal. 
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breeding qualityA cat that meets its breed standard closely enough to be valuable to a breeding program, but may not be competitive as a show cat. 
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call nameThe name that a cat is called. Often a shortened form of the cat\'s registered name. For example, \"Ashley\" is the call name for the cat registered 
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callingThe characteristic vocalizations (typically yowling, howling, or screaming) made by a queen in heat. 
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cat fancyThe overall group of individuals, clubs, and registering associations involved with breeding and showing cats. 
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catteryA group of cats that are part of a breeding program. \"Cattery\" is also sometimes used to refer to the physical structure that houses such a group o 
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cattery nameA name registered with a cat registering association, used to identify cats bred by a particular breeder. A registered cattery name always appears a 
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certificateIn European associations like FIFe, cats are awarded certificates at shows, which are accumulated towards titles much in the way that points are accu 
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certified pedigreeA pedigree officially issued by a cat registering association. 
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championshipThe championship class at a North American show is open to whole adult cats that are purebred and registered and meet the standard for their breed. A 
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coatA cat\'s fur. 
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crossbreedThe mating of cats of two different breeds. The offspring of such a mating is considered a hybrid. 
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cryptorchidAn adult male cat whose testicles have not descended into the scrotal sac. This is a disqualification in all associations. 
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damThe female parent. 
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disqualificationA quality that makes a cat ineligible for show. Disqualifications are often mentioned in the breed standard. For example, a Maine Coon with an incorr 
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domestic longhair (DLH)A longhair of unknown or mixed parentage. 
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domestic mediumhair (DMH)A semi-longhair of unknown or mixed parentage. 
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domestic shorthair (DSH)A shorthair of unknown or mixed parentage. 
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exhibitorSomeone who shows cats. 
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heatA queen\'s estrus period, during which time she is fertile and receptive to the advances of a tom. Queens in heat usually call, and some may spray. 
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household pet (HHP)The household pet class at a North American show is open to all cats, purebred or not, that are not eligible to compete in any other class. The term 
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hybridA cat produced by crossbreeding cats of two different breeds together. Some hybrids may be registered as one of the two parent breeds, others may not 
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inbreedTo mate together closely related cats, for example brother and sister, or father and daughter. 
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kittenA young, immature cat. The kitten class at a North American show is open to purebred and registered kittens that are between the ages of four and sev 
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linebreedTo mate together cats that have some of the same ancestors. For example, two cats that have the same grandfather. 
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litterOne or more kittens produced by a single pregnancy. Litter size averages three or four, but some litters may have six to ten kittens! 
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litter registrationThe recording by a cat registering association of the birth of a litter, including the date of birth, number of kittens, sire and dam, and the breede 
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longhairA cat with relatively long fur, often varying in length over different parts of the cat. Some longhairs have shortish fur on the body, but all longha 
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mixed breedA cat of unknown or mixed parentage. Mixed breed cats can be shown in the household pet (HHP) competitive class. 
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moggyThe UK term for mixed breed. 
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monorchidAn adult male cat which has only one descended testicle. This is a disqualification in all associations. 
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national/international awardAn award given to cats that earn enough points during a show year to be ranked among the highest scoring cats in the entire association for that year 
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neuterTo castrate a male cat. A \"neuter\" is a male cat which has been neutered. Sometimes the term \"neuter\" is also used to refer to spaying female cat 
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not for breedingA cat that has been designated by the breeder as not to be used for breeding. Such a cat cannot have registered offspring. 
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odd-eyedA cat with one blue eye and one green, gold, or copper eye. 
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openA cat that is not yet a Champion. 
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outcrossThe mating of cats that have no common ancestors within several generations. 
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papersThe pedigree and registration slip for a cat. 
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pedigreeA document recording the ancestors of a cat. Pedigrees may show few or many generations. A \"3 generation pedigree\" shows the cat itself plus three 
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pedigreed catA cat with a pedigree. Note that this does not necessarily mean that the cat is purebred or registered! 
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pet qualityA cat that does not meet the breed standard closely enough to be valuable to a breeding program. Of course, pet quality cats are just as healthy and 
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