Visitor Show Etiquette

It is very important that visitors behave responsibly. Loud noises upset everybody, including the cats; children must be kept under control. Fingers, toys, feathers or anything else should never be placed in or near cat cages. Judging rings are reserved for judging and exhibitors' cats only, however, visitors are welcome to view the cats in the benching areas and the judging from the seating areas in front of the ring. Our exhibitors will be delighted to chat to you about their breeds so you can learn a little more about the from those in the know. 

  • Always ask permission before petting a cat
  • Do not attempt to offer any cat a cat treat or any form of food, unless permission is given by the owner
  • A human carrying a cat  has the right of way
  • Never open or stick your fingers or hands into cages/sturdis
  • Ask permission to photograph a cat, some might react badly to flashes from cameras or phones
  • If you hear "cat loose" please stand still, do not try to catch or touch the cat. If you see the cat, raise your hand to alert the owner. Once the "cat caught" call is made, you can resume walking through the show.
  • Only exhibitors are allowed into the judging rings. Please stay in the area where the chairs are set for you to watch the rings.
  • Most of all, Enjoy the Show!


At Felinology Leatherhead, visitors will step into a captivating world where feline enthusiasts of all ages can immerse themselves in a plethora of engaging activities and experiences. Here's a glimpse of what awaits attendees:

1. **Marvel at Magnificent Cats**: Witness the splendour of TICA-recognized cat breeds as they compete for top honours in various categories, from Best in Show to Best Kitten.

2. **Explore Interactive Exhibits**: Interact with exhibitors and get up close and personal with a diverse array of pedigreed cats, beloved household pets, and stunning feline merchandise and a few lovely goodies for the Furr Parents too! We also have a fabulous kids art competition to view.

3. **Attend Educational Chats**: Gain valuable insights into cat care, behaviour, and training through informative chats led by experts in the field.

4. **Shop for Cat-themed Merchandise**: Browse vendor booths offering a wide selection of cat-related products, including gourmet treats, stylish accessories, and artisanal crafts.

5. **Connect with Fellow Cat Lovers**: Engage with like-minded individuals who share your passion for cats, exchange stories, and make new feline-loving friends.

7. **Participate in Fun Activities**: Join in on the fun with interactive activities such as photo booths, face painting, and cat-themed games for the whole family.

8. **Indulge in Culinary Delights**: Treat yourself to delicious refreshments and snacks available onsite, ensuring you stay energized throughout the day.

9. **Capture Memories**: Capture unforgettable moments with your favourite feline friends  throughout the venue including our "Purrade of Breeds" which focusses on the most popular breeds in the U.K. If you are looking for a feline companion this is a great place to chat to breeders and owners and learn a little more.

10. **Experience Feline Magic**: Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of cats and leave inspired by the beauty, grace, and charm of these remarkable creatures.


At Felinology Leatherhead, there's something for everyone to enjoy, making it a must-visit destination for cat lovers and enthusiasts alike!


TICA is the largest genetic cat registry world wide and we recognise 71 different breeds for Championship Status. We also have Provisional New Breeds which are Breeds working their way towards becoming recognised for Championship Status. To find out more about our breeds click the button to the left