FCI Presents Feline Convention Delhi hosted by IIPTF

25th Aug 2019 Place - Delhi Time 1:00 PM

Speaker Name of the speaker

Long Hair


Medium to large in size. Muscular body


Medium to large in size. Muscular body

Classic long hair

The medium sized cat has a semi-cobby body


Large to very large in size, broad

Short Hair


Medium sized, semi-cobby body

American Shorthair

This is a strong, well-built breed

British Shorthair

Appears chubby. Medium to large sized


Long and slender body

Exotic Shorthair

Medium in size, muscular; short legs


Athletic, with apparent muscles

About Us


There are a limited number of cats in India, when it comes to pure breeds. These same cats have been breeding since decades. Inbreeding cats from the same lines causes a lot of genetic problems in the kittens. These include weak immune systems, deformities, stunted growth. The result of these issues are severe and often cause death too. All too often we have seen half a litter die off just because of a fever or a simple skin infection.

So the obvious solution is to breed our cats with newer lines, i.e., unrelated blood. However, importing cats from other countries into India is banned by the government. We can only breed the cats that we already have in India.

This is where the Feline Club of India comes into the picture. We record details of the father and mother of each kitten that is registered with us. Now when these kittens will grow up and have their own kittens, we will know who the parents and grandparents are. With each passing generation of kittens, we will be able to distinguish the lines more and more accurately. We will use the information to inform breeders which lines should not be bred together, and thus avoid inbreeding. The best part is that even though most breed cats in India are inbred, we can keep their lines separate from each other, moving forward!

This will ensure well-structured kittens with better immune systems, and we will have healthier kittens with each passing generation.


  • To bring the scattered Indian cat community together on a common platform.

  • Promoting the welfare of all cats, both pedigree and feral, through progressive actions which range from legislative advocacy to the support of feline research and providing breeder assistance.

  • Maintaining a focus on the quality of its breed standards and the validity of its registration and pedigrees.

  • Providing support to its member clubs who serve as ambassadors to the general public.

  • Promoting the interests of breeders and exhibitors of pedigreed cats.

  • Holding FCI commissioned cat shows following FCI rules.

  • To educate cat owners on how to help their cats live long, healthy and happy lives by spreading information on cat health issues, how to spot, prevent and cure them.

  • To encourage our members to take an active role in the community and encourage responsible pet keeping by holding awareness campaigns for public education.

  • To become active in voluntary service at local animal shelters or outreach programs for schools and/or senior or disabled citizens.








Our country has a large cat population since thousands of years. Until recently, they were not recognized nor were they given the status they deserve. Only cats of other breeds were valued and even in cat shows, our indigenous cats couldn’t compete. They are called feral or stray cats. But now, FCI is recognizing them and has given them their own breed name – Indimau. They will also be getting FCI breed registration certificates, just like Persians and Bengals. We are also going to set up a breed council specifically for this breed, to take measures to ensure that they are not cross-bred.

Having an added sense of value with this breed means that people will be more attached to their pets of this breed and the number of abandoned cats will go down. This will reduce pressure on NGOs and shelters, who have a tough time getting their cats to new homes.



We have been working on getting new and previously unheard-of technologies to the cat fancy in India. We are the only cat registry in the world where it is mandatory for every registered cat to be microchipped. A microchip is a small chip that is inserted just under the skin of the cat. It is a quick and painless procedure, similar to giving an injection. The chip can be scanned and has a unique ID. No other chip in the world has the same number as the one in any given cat. If a lost registered cat is found and scanned, FCI can connect the person who found it with the owner.

Apart from this, we are working on getting new and groundbreaking technologies to the pet cat population of India. They include genomic imprinting, which can be used to precisely find who the parents of any cat are, and genetic fingerprinting, which can be used to determine and help cure hereditary diseases in a line of cats.

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