WCF ACTUAL

2021-11-16

Onlineseminar “WCF-EMS Code & pedigrees” in German language

Dear WCF members,

finally the time has come and the date for the seminar WCF-EMS Code/Stammbrees in German is fixed.

12 December 2021 at 15 p.m. (German time, approx. 2 hours, depending on the number of questions).

Please send your registration at least three days before the date to Mrs. Cornelia Hungerecker,
email: wcf.seminars@gmx.de.

Registration form for download:

The fee of 15 Euro (regardless of the number of registered participants) must be paid in advance.

Please note that the club number and the participation date must be given with the payment!

An alternative date for the German seminar will then possibly take place in January 2022.


The Board

2021-11-10

Vacation Mrs. Hackmann

Hello everyone,
I’m on vacation in Lanzarote from November 13th to December 1st, 2021.
The WCF office is manned from Monday to Wednesday and if there are important matters, please send a mail to the office.
Mrs. Querfurth will inform me about important e-mails and then will reply on my behalf.
Please call me in this time only in case of emergency.

I wish you all a good time and please stay healthy !


Best regards
Anneliese Hackmann
President WCF e.V.

2021-11-10

New breed in the process of recognitio, class 23: Transylvanian Cat

At the exhibition in Bucharest, Romania on October 10th, 2021 these cats were presented for assessment.

It is a naturally occurring breed found in the northwest region of Romania,
Shorthair, black and blue karpati pattern.


The Board

2021-10-27

Online seminar „WCF-EMS Code & pedigrees“ , next dates

Dear WCF members,

here are additional dates for the seminar WCF-EMS Code/Pedigrees in English

November 10th, 2021 at 5pm (German time, for approximately 2 hours depending on the amount of questions)
December 15th, 2021 at 5pm (German time, for approximately 2 hours depending on the amount of questions)

Please send your registration three days before the seminar at the latest to Mrs. Beverly Elian, email: magnificats.ro@gmail.com.

Registration form for download:

The fee of 15 Euro (regardless of the number of registered participants) must be paid in advance.

Please note, that the club number must be given when paying, otherwise no accounting!

The date for the seminar in German language will be communicated to you separately. This seminar will be conducted by Mrs. Hungerecker.


The Board

2021-10-22

Permission for WCC- and LOOF-judges

In the past all WCC judges and LOOF judges could be automatically included in the WCF show licence at all WCF shows, as far as there was no special rule, except B.4.1.1.: WCC / LOOF judges are counted as WCF judges .

This rule is amended by the following addition:
– WCF-clubs have the right to invite judges from WCC / LOOF, but they have to send an official request in a written, informal mail to the chairperson of the Judges’ Commission (at present Mrs. Elian) before entering the show.
– The Chairperson of the Judges’ Commission has the right to grant the approval within 10 working days or to refuse it without giving reasons.
– Clubs that have not made an official application in advance will not receive approval from the Licensing Managers.

Previous rule text:

B.4.1.1 – Invitation of judges with WCF judge’s permission
Each member of WCF may invite to its exhibitions only WCF judges or guest-judges, who are in possession of a valid WCF judge’s permission and who are listed in the official WCF judges’ list. A written contract or e-mail correspondence is recommended. WCC and LOOF judges/guest judges are counted as WCF judges.

Supplemented rule text:

B.4.1.1 – Invitation of judges with WCF judge’s permission
Each member of WCF may invite to its exhibitions only WCF judges or guest-judges, who are in possession of a valid WCF judge’s permission and who are listed in the official WCF judges’ list. A written contract or e-mail correspondence is recommended.

WCC and LOOF judges/guest judges must be approved in advance by the chairperson of the Judges’ Commission. Approval may be denied without justification. Without prior approval, the license manager issues the show license without these judges.

Each member of WCF may invite judges to its shows with the approval of the chairperson of the Judges’ Commission, in the ratio of two WCF judges / one WCC/LOOF judge.

This Board decision with character of a rule comes into force with publication and will be presented to the next General Assembly for voting.

 

The Board

2021-10-16

Newsletter No. 30

Dear members, dear judges,

our newsletter No. 30 was sent on October, 15th.

If you have not received it, please contact the WCF office.

Anneliese Hackmann

President WCF

2021-09-29

Obituary Mrs. Larisa Levkovich

It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Mrs. Larisa Levkovich,
President of the WCF Club “Belaja Lisa”, left us much too early.

She died on September 28th at the age of only 60 years.

Our condolences to her family and friends.

 

 

The Board

2021-09-19

2nd online seminar „WCF-EMS Code & pedigrees“ on October 24th, 2021

Dear WCF members,

the second date for the seminar “WCF-EMS Code & pedigrees” will take place on October 24th, 2021 at 3 p.m. (German time) in English language.

Please send your registration by October 20, 2021 at the latest to Mrs. Beverly Elian, email: magnificats.ro@gmail.com.

Registration form for download:

The fee of 15 Euro (regardless of the number of registered participants) must be paid in advance.

Please note, that the club number must be given when paying, otherwise no accounting!

If it is possible to hold the seminar in German as well, we will publish this on WCF Actual in time.


The Board

2021-08-18

Obituary Mr. René Hermans

On August 15th, 2021, René Hermans, president of the WCF club “Organisation Féline Belge“,
left us much too early.

 

Our condolences to his family and friends

 

 


The Board

2021-08-07

Mating of cats with mutations

The following was decided:

It is forbidden to mate cats :of two different breeds with the following characteristics: naked cats, curved or folded ears, rex fur, short legs
and other skeletal mutations.

Any such outcross must be registered as RIEX with XLH, XSH or XHL, no breed name shall be added in brackets or otherwise.

In this regard, we draw your attention to the fact that in all Rex breeds, missing whiskers and in adult cats hairless spots are serious faults. The standard is supplemented in this regard.

 

The Board & the Judges- and Pedigree Registration Commission

2021-06-29

Changes of our bank account

Our bank details have changed.

From now on, please only transfer money to the following account:

Receiver: RA S. Stotz-Anderkonto WCF
IBAN-No.: DE23 3605 0105 0002 1891 57
BIC: SPESDE3EXXX
Account no.: 2189157
Bank code: 360 501 05
Bank: Sparkasse Essen

PayPal remains unchanged.

The Board

2021-06-18

Online seminar WCF-EMS code / pedigrees 1st appointment

Dear WCF members,

The first “WCF-EMS Code/Pedigree” seminar will take place on July 18th, 2021 at 2.00 p.m. (german time).

Please register to Mrs. Beverly Elian E-Mail: magnificats.ro@gmail.com.

The Board

2021-06-11

Online seminar WCF-EMS code / pedigrees

Dear WCF members,

because of the massive occurrence of wrong pedigrees (incorrect or wrongly issued), the Board has decided that every WCF member (full member, club under patronage) is obliged to participate in an online seminar on the subject ” WCF-WEMS Code, Pedigrees”.

Each club is obliged to participate in the seminar until 31.12.2021.

The seminar fee is 15 Euro for each participating club. The participation fee has to be paid in advance.

Information about the dates, the course and the duration of the seminar will follow shortly.


The Board

2021-04-29

Newsletter No. 26

Dear members, dear judges,

our newsletter No. 26 was sent on April, 28th.

If you have not received it, please contact the WCF office.

Anneliese Hackmann

President WCF

2021-04-03

Newsletter No. 25

Dear members, dear judges,

our newsletter No. 25 was sent on March, 23rd.

If you have not received it, please contact the WCF office.

Anneliese Hackmann

President WCF

2021-03-07

Preliminary recognition of the color Carnelian for Kurilian Bobtail

Based on existing genetic evidence, the Board has decided to provisionally recognize the color Carnelian for the breed Kurilian Bobtail.

The specified WCF EMS code is “z”. This code denotes a color variation and can only be used in combination with a basic color.
The exhibition class to be used is class 22b.

This Board decision with character of a rule comes into force with publication and will be presented to the next General Assembly for voting.


The Board

2021-02-26

Non-recognition of online-titles

Dear members,

we would like to point out again that the WCF does not recognize any titles that have been / are awarded on online shows.

It is in the reponsibility of the WCF clubs to check this very carefully when confirming/entering the awarded title.


The Board

2021-02-16

New WCF seminars

To our WCF clubs and their members!

The WCF is now offering seminars / online seminars (webinars) for special groups of participants;
the seminar “Breeder of Excellence” will continue as before.

The chargeable seminars must be applied for at least 4 weeks in advance (application is available in the download area) and must last at least 4 hours.

The WCF logo may be used.

At least two moderators per seminar, one of them must be a member of WCF.

Chargeable WCF seminars

Subject to a fee of 25 Euro per seminar day including publication on our website

Seminars for breeders – with presence of participants or as Online seminar (webinar)
– Certificates of participation possible, other certificates NOT allowed

Seminars for exhibitors – with presence of participants or as Online seminar (webinar)
– Certificates of participation and steward certificates possible

Seminars for all other cat lovers – with presence of participants or as Online seminar (webinar)
– Certificates of participation possible, other certificates NOT allowed

Instructions / description can be found here :

Instructions for new seminars

Chargeable WCF genetics seminar

Subject to a fee of 50 Euro per seminar day including publication on our website

For all interested parties, primarily for student judges and judges.

Steward- and student judges’ certificates may be issued (only one seminar per hair category is recognized for student judges)

Cost free club-internal seminars do not have to be requested

These seminars can also be carried out by external persons, for example Veterinarians, sponsors.

The WCF logo may NOT be used.
Only certificates of participation may be issued by the organizing club, no steward- or student judge certificates.

The WCF does not accept any liability for these seminar contents.


The Board

2021-02-09

Newsletter No. 24

Dear members, dear judges,

our newsletter No. 24 was sent on February, 09th.

If you have not received it, please contact the WCF office.

Anneliese Hackmann

President WCF e.V.

2021-02-08

Judging according to the WCF breed standards

Dear judges, dear members and breeders,

we would like to point out that the standard of the WCF applies to the welfare of cats and the pure conservation of breeds. It is in line with paragraph 11b in the EU.

Overtyped SIA/OSH with extremely enlarged ears fall under it and are therefore prohibited.

The standard also prohibits the presence of white paws, white legs, a white breast and white parts of the face for all varieties od golden and silver. In the last time these faults occur increased in the breeds British Short- and Longhair.

Judges who will grant titles to the animals in the future that violate the standard, break the rules and will be suspended or will have to undergo an inspection to check their abilities.

We would also like to point out that there is no EMS code ny13 in the WCF.
Cats that are not to be classified in the recognized colors must receive the code “x” for unrecognized colors, see: WCF EMS Code


The Board & the Standard- and Judges Commission

2021-02-05

Obituary Galina Mazurova

It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Mrs. Galina Mazurova has passed away.

She was one of the first WCF judges in Russia and was president of a WCF club for many years.

She was also very committed to animal welfare.

Our condolences to her family and friends.

 

 


The Board

2021-01-28

Increase of fees for some WCF services

Dear Presidents of the clubs,

According to the German tax law, WCF has to pay taxes for some payments from the club (among others for catteryname registrations, C and D-numbers).
In the past, the WCF did not pass taxes on to the clubs. Due to the current situation (Corona pandemic), the WCF revenues have decreased, but office expenses have remained the same.

Therefore, the Board decided to increase some of the fees by approximately the amount of tax.


Increase as of March 01st, 2021:

Catteryname registration, extension, changes from 8 Euro to 10 Euro (VAT included)

C-numbers from 15 Euro to 18 Euro (VAT included)

D-numbers from 7.50 Euro to 9 Euro (VAT included)


We hope for your understanding and support.


The Board