Japanese Bobtails
Cats with the pom-pom tails

Japanese Bobtails presented at 2011 Annual Judges' Workshop

As part of continuing education for our judges, two breeds were presented at the Judges' Workshop at the 2011 Annual in Reston, VA. Our beautiful Japanese Bobtails were one of the breeds featured at this workshop.

Karen Bishop, Breed Council Secretary presented the Japanese Bobtail to our CFA judges. She was assisted by Douglas Myers, Melanie Morgan, and Lynn Search. Doug, Melanie, and Lynn presented cats brought for the program by our breed council members. They demonstrated various aspects of the standard and of handling techiques as Karen discussed these. The judges were very interested in the presentation. They asked a number of questions and participated in discussions during the workshop. Both longhair and shorthair Japanese Bobtails were presented during the program and judges were able to handle the cats after the presentation.

The judges were appreciative, and many commented on the excellence, of the presentation. Judges have referenced the workshop when judging Japanese Bobtails at shows after the Annual.

You can see the presentation by clicking here. (Adobe Reader is required)