Provisional Recognition of New Breeds
GCCF Rules 46 – 48j.
- No request for promotion to Provisional status will be considered until the Constitution and Rules of the relevant Breed Advisory Committee have been approved by the Executive Committee.
- Requests for promotion to Provisional status must be made in sufficient time for an application to be placed by the Executive Committee, if the request is approved, on the agenda for the October meeting of Council. The
paperwork must be received at the GCCF by August at the latest. Only breeds which have been promoted to Provisional status by 31 December will be eligible for inclusion in schedules for the following show season. (NB: Cats registered on the Experimental Register will not normally have their registration changed when the breed attains Provisional status, but these cats will be treated as if they were on the Full or Supplementary Register and their progeny will be registered accordingly).
- The request for promotion to Provisional status must be made to the Executive Committee by the relevant Breed Advisory Committee, who must submit to the GCCF Office 21 copies of the following documents:
(NB: Double sided copies should be provided if possible).
48a. the arguments for promoting the breed, including sufficient facts to confirm the merit of the breed and the significant differences between the proposed breed and existing breeds.
48b. a provisional Standard of Points agreed upon by the relevant Breed Advisory Committee. This standard must include details of all patterns to be included in the application. If there is an intention to restrict the colours permitted in the breed, a list of permitted colours with their
descriptions must be included in the Standard of Points. If all recognised colours are permitted, this should be stated and the colour descriptions included if relevant. Any differences between this Standard of Points and
the Preliminary Standard of Points for the breed must be shown clearly.
48c. Confirmation of the Registration Policy as agreed at Preliminary recognition stage or the submission of an amended Registration Policy. Any amendments must be shown clearly.
48d. Confirmation of the list of full judges of the breed. If so wished, a list of candidates for appointment as probationer judges of the breed, in accordance with the GCCF Judge Appointment Scheme may be submitted.
48e. a list of at least 20 bona fide breeders who have held a GCCF registered prefix for at least three years, who state in their application that they are working actively with the breed. The Executive Committee has discretion to consider applications which do not meet these requirements. (One copy of the formal applications signed by these breeders must be supplied to the GCCF Office).
48f. a list of at least 50 specimens of the breed which have been registered with the GCCF. The Executive Committee must be satisfied of the existence of these specimens and of the viability of the breed. (One copy of a four generation pedigree, which must be in accordance with the Registration Policy supplied, must be provided to the GCCF Office for each of these specimens).
48g. a list of Merit Certificate winners demonstrating that at least 15 cats of the breed have been awarded 4 Merit Certificates from 4 different judges, of which not more than 2 may be won in kitten classes, plus a list of other cats of the breed who have been awarded Merit Certificates. These lists should include the names of the judges who awarded the certificates and the shows and dates when they were awarded.
48h. a selection of critiques of cats of the breed, transcribed from Assessment slips, to illustrate that the breed is of sufficient quality to progress.
48j. a list of Miscellaneous class results for a selection of cats of the breed, including the show, class title, judge, place and number in class, together with a selection of Miscellaneous class critiques, as evidence of success in competition.