2011 Breed Council Meeting Minutes
Japanese Bobtail Breed Council Meeting - June 25, 2011 - Annual Meeting, Reston, VA
Members & Guests Present
Walton, Sr, Carol Schwartz, Paula Noble, Jeff Baker, Megan Antigunti,
LCDR Kurt Williams, Bob Roseberry, Masanari A. Takako Kojima, Allen
Scruggs, Seth Baugh, Beth Graham, Kelsey Friemoth, Jennifer Reding,
John Friemoth, Lorna Friemoth, Lynn Search, Shelby Friemoth, Laura
Barber, Marilyn Knopp, Monique Van Eyk, Rosina McGlynn, Henny
Wintershoven, Olivier Grinn , Vanadis Crawford, Karen Bishop, Betsy
Welcome New Members
Laura Barber & Vanadis Crawford
heartfelt thank you to the following individuals who devoted so much
time and effort to making the revised web site, the awards booklet and
slide program for the Breed Council meeting. A special thank you to
Carol Schwartz for her handmade crocheted cat toys and to Vanadis
Crawford for her origami wrapped Maneki Neko chopsticks that were given
to everyone who attended the meeting.
Webmaster for CFA JBT Breed Council – Vanadis Crawford
Awards Coordinator – Lynn Search
Slide Presentation of Winners – Vanadis Crawford
Preliminary Judges Workshop PowerPoint Set Up – Jill Archibald
Booklet Layout/Printing – Dennis Allen
JBT Breed Booklet for the Judges Workshop – Douglas Myers and Allen Scruggs
Awards Booklet – Lynn Search & Laura Barber
Slide Program of JBT Breed Winners
to all who showed Japanese Bobtails this year including National
Winners, Regional Winners, DMs, and Grands. This year we had 2 National
Kitten Winners: 12th Best Kitten, a shorthair kitten, Ticketyboo
Mikomi, bred & owned by Jim & Rosina McGlynn and 17th Best
Kitten, a longhair kitten, Ticketyboo Nori, bred by Jim & Rosina
McGlynn, owned by Marilyn Knopp, Rosina and Jim McGlynn.
Presentation of JBT Breed Council Awards
Awards were given to the top-10 Adults, Kittens and Premiership cats,
DMs, and top-3 Agility winners. We had an awards booklet in color with
pictures of the winners and certificates from the Breed Council.
Rosettes were presented by the Japanese Bobtail Fanciers breed club .
Click here to see the presentation of this year's winners. (Adobe Reader required)
The Breed Council is looking for financial sponsors for next year's
awards program. Perhaps a group of you would like to get together and
contribute. Anyone interested please contact the Breed Council
Report on Breed Council Secretary Meeting with the CFA Board
Update on new combined Breed Pamphlet- all breed writeups are now
uniform in length. If a breed has 2 divisions, only one will be
pictured. We will rotate pictures on the breed pamphlet, this year is
the shorthair, next revision will be the longhair.
will be no breed article in this upcoming yearbook. There was a poor
response from Breed Council Secretaries in the past, so it was decided
to do away with the breed articles.
Discussion on giving all 3 National Breed Winners the ability to use
the BW title. It did not meet with approval. We also discussed
extending national breed wins to kittens and premiership cats. It was
felt that this should remain on a regional level.
CFA will send certificates to the Breed Council Secretary for Top 10
Kitten, Championship and Premiership winners to encourage yearbook
Breed exhibits at National show in November in Indianapolis, IN
will have a breed booth at this show and I am looking for cats that can
be used as representatives of our breed. They will be benched with the
breed booth. If you can come and bring a cat, please contact me.
Breed Council continuing education updated programs are needed by 9/18/2011. Ours is already handed in.
to move the Breeds and Standards meeting from February to June or
October because of weather concerns was voted down. The meeting this
year may be in Alliance, Ohio.
on how far back in a pedigree do the breed councils want to go, what
specific traits are you trying to keep and will DNA testing take care
of it. How many generations do we want to go back to accept a cat for
Report on Breed Presentation at Judges Workshop
I presented portions of the Japanese Bobtail standard to the judges who
were at Judges' Workshop. I was assisted by Doug Myers and Lynn Search
and Melanie Morgan.
The program was based
on our JBT Breed Council meeting last June where we discussed areas of
our standard that we felt needed clarification. I prepared a PowerPoint
program and had booklets available for all the judges with the
PowerPoint slides. You can see the presentation by clicking here. (Adobe Reader required)
Comments made by the judges during the presentation were:
- Too many cats are being shown overweight.
- Judges are concerned about ear size and placement in the longhairs.
- Certain areas of country are not getting triangular shaped heads, they are too narrow across the top.
Size of tail (I did explain that nowhere in our standard does it say
the tail must be a certain length, it only says it cannot be longer
than 3”) and difficult to feel the bone.
New Topics for Discussion
The following proposals were distributed to the attendees at the Breed Council meeting.
Proposal to add registering pointed cats as AOV’s to the ballot was
read and discussion followed. It seemed to meet favorably with those in
Proposal on revising wording
for “in the dominant colors bold and dramatic colors and by adding “No
preference given to one color over another” and in the dilute colors
soft muted markings and gently contrasting colors. Favorable response
from those in attendance.
Note: As it
was necessary to leave the meeting room to allow the Russian Blue breed
council to hold their meeting, the discussion of standard change
proposals moved to a table in Panera. Your breed council secretary had
another commitment so Lynn Search recorded notes from that meeting.
Attendees were: Megan Antijunti, Bob Roseberry, Olivier Grin, Laura
Barber, Vanadis Crawford, Jennifer Redding, Lynn Search. Beth Graham
& Paula Noble.
Proposal to revise the penalize section to add “excessively heavy boning” to penalize.
Proposal to add to the disqualify for length of tail “(extending longer
than 3” from the body)” so judges would know how long was too long.
Proposal to reorganize point allotment and add points for Balance and Refinement.
Proposal to reorganize the color classes for greater uniformity.
Olivier Grin will be working on this and will present his work to the
Once I have all the proposals in writing from people, I will post them
to the BC Secretary list so we can have a discussion online about the
Japanese Bobtail Breed Council Secretary