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Photos: Champion Cats are Show-Stopping Stunners

CFA's Best Cat, China

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Cat Life Moonface took home several titles in the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) China division for the 2016 to 2017 show season, including Grand Champion, Breed Winner, and National Winner. He is a silver tabby and white male American shorthair. According to the CFA breed standard, "the general effect should be that of a strongly built, well balanced, symmetrical cat with conformation indicating power, endurance, and agility."

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CFA's Best Cat, Regions 1-9 (North America/Japan/Europe)

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Velvetkist Designer Genes won the CFA titles of Grand Champion, Breed Winner, and National Winner. Velvetkist, a male cream and white Persian, competed in the bi-color division in North America, Japan and Europe. This breed "should present an impression of a heavily boned, well-balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft, round lines. The large round eyes set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression. The long thickcoat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness inappearance," according to the CFA breed standard.

CFA's Best Cat, International

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Winning the titles of Best Cat, Grand Champion, Breed Winner, and National Winner in the International division, Hoobee Wakaka is a male red tabby exotic. This breed represents attributes of long-haired Persians without the daily grooming demands.

CFA's Best Kitten, China

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Garnering the CFA titles of Best Kitten, Champion, and National Winner in the China division is Joycat Ex Sakura Bobo of Sakura Cat. Joycat is a female brown patched tabby and white exotic, a breed with a thick, dense, short coat.

CFA's Best Kitten, Regions 1-9 (North America/Japan/Europe)

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Taking home the titles of Best Kitten, Grand Champion, and National Winner in North America, Europe and Japan, Briar-Mar's Absolutely Fabulous is a female calico manx competing in the shorthair category. Briar-Mar is part of a tailless breed noted for the roundness in its features and body shape, the CFA explained in a breed standard, with "round head with firm, round muzzle and prominent cheeks; broad chest; substantial short front legs; short back which arches from shoulders to a round rump; great depth offlank and rounded, muscular thighs."

CFA's Best Kitten, International

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Yatfung's Cobra Jr!!! of Glam-Rex took home several CFA titles, including Best Kitten, Grand Champion, Breed Winner, and National Winner. Yatfung is a brown tabby male American shorthair. Prizewinning cats in this breed have large, full-cheeked faces, and should be "a strongly built, well balanced, symmetrical cat with conformation indicating power, endurance, and agility," according to the CFA breed standard.

CFA's Best Cat in Premiership, Regions 1-9 (North America/Japan/Europe)

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Cinema's Liberace Of Calcat collected the titles of Best Cat in Premiership — a category for cats that have been spayed or neutered — Grand Premier, and National Winner, in the division representing North America, Japan and Europe. Cinema's Liberace is a copper-eyed white Persian competing in the solid division. Persians are named for the country in which the breed originated, and they typically have short bodies and strong legs.

CFA's Best Cat in Premiership, International

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Kikapoo's Squeaking In The Nude garnered Best Cat in Premiership — a category for cats that have been spayed or neutered — Grand Champion, Grand Premier, and National Winner in the international division. Kikapoo is a female bi-color sphynx, a hairless breed with loose, smooth, wrinkly skin.