TO PROMOTE CATS
To promote the welfare of cats, and encourage the safe and environmentally friendly housing of cats.
TO PROMOTE ETHICAL BREEDING
To encourage the ethical breeding of pedigree cats.
TO SHOW CATS
To encourage competition among cat owners, both pedigree and domestic, by exhibiting at cat shows.
TO SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS
To give our members a place to promote their catteries.
The Foreign Shorthair Cat Club of South Australia welcomes membership from anyone with a love of cats. Our special interests are those breeds that are included under the general heading of 'Foreign Shorthairs':
Abyssinian, American Curl (Longhair and Shorthair), Australian Mist, Bengal, Bombay, Burmese, Burmilla (Longhair and Shorthair), Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Egyptian Mau, Japanese Bobtail (Longhair and Shorthair), Korat, LaPerm (Longhair and Shorthair), Mandalay, Ocicat, Pixiebob (Longhair and Shorthair), Russian, Singapura, Snowshoe, Somali, Sphynx, Tonkinese and most recently Lykoi and Toyger.
And from other groups: Maine Coons, Siamese, Oriental, American Shorthair, British Shorthair, Manx, Scottish breeds, and Selkirk Rex.
If you are curious about these breeds watch out for them at cat shows, where their owners will be only too happy to talk to you about them.
The Club publishes a newsletter for members with articles of interest on a regular basis.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except January, September and December) at the Fullarton Park Community Centre, Fullarton Road, starting at 7.30pm.
Fullarton Park Community Centre: The Home of the Foreign Shorthair Cat Club of South Australia Inc.
Foreign Shorthair Cat Club
Best Members Exhibit
Donated by MELISSA NEUMANN THE CAT PHOTOGRAPHER
JUDGED BY LIZ ANDRESEN (ACF GCCFSA)
DENSUE MONTGOMERY LEIGH (CHOCOLATE)
SDGCH Densue Jethro Aleric x GDGCH Densue Gabriela Rose (SA) S & D Ashby
The FSCC Committee for 2020 is:
President : Sally Briton
Vice President : Craig O'Brien
Secretary : Pam Worsley
Treasurer : Debbie Neville
Members Secretary/Public Officer : Claire Edwards
The Foreign Shorthair Cat Club wishes to introduce one of our
International Judges for our
57th All Breeds Championship Cat Show
2nd August 2020 .
Christine Yeung (NZCF)
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Best Foreign Shorthair Entire
I have been owned by Burmese since I was a child - a seal named Mỹ lệ was my first cat. We also owned a Bluecream Persian and had several moggies over the years.
Mỹ lệ was entered into a show in my hometown of Gisborne, I can’t remember his placings other than “The cat with the longest whiskers”, which of course I thought was wonderful!
It wasn’t until around 20 years later, when wanting to see what this showing thing was really all about, we entered our neuter Russian Blue into the Kapiti cat show and from there, was hooked.
My husband Mushfik and I registered the Cairistona prefix in 2003, with our first litter of Burmese and Mandalay kittens being born in 2005. Our foundation queen was from Sashima Cattery – Brz Db Gr Ch Sashima Lace, whom we still own today although she is very much enjoying the retired life!
We currently breed Burmese and have a new Mandalay program underway under the prefix of Mỹ lệ. We have also bred Tonkinese and owned another Russian Blue. We have two dogs, both Dobermanns which are very much owned by the cats too!
I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse, working at Massey University Vet Clinic as their Referral Services Group Leader.
My particular interest is in genetics and safeguarding the wellbeing of all breeds which includes using the valuable tools we now have with genetic testing. This allows us to make informed decisions within our breeding programs.
I’ve been involved since 2003 with Palmerston North cat Club at a number of levels from committee member to President, and almost as long with the Burmese Cat Club of NZ having also been involved at all levels with being the North Island region’s current Chairperson. In addition I am presently the NZCF Breed Representative for the Burmese breed group and I am a member of the NZCF Breed Standards Advisory Council.
In 2015 I qualified as a NZCF Shorthair Judge, gaining my Senior (international) status in 2018. In 2019 I enrolled in the NZCF Longhair judges training school where I look forward to meeting many more cat fanciers, learning about their beautiful longhair cats and working my way through to gaining my All Breeds status.
For me every day is a learning day and I hope that by judging at shows, I can gain experience, learn more about each breed and along the way meet interesting and like-minded people.
I very much look forward to seeing your beautiful cats on the show bench!