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In cat shows, did you ever wonder how a slim, short-hair Tabby could be judged next to a big-boned, fluffy Maine Coon?

Cats are judged in different categories and can compete in different shows. All-breed shows allow cats of all types to compete. Specialty shows allow, for example cats of similar coat length or type to compete against one another. According to the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA), each cat breed has a standard so that’s how they’re often judged. The breed standard describes the “ideal” as defined by a group called the breed council. However, there is enough room for interpretation, so each judge can make his or her own decision about each beauty or cutie on parade.
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