The Asociación Felina Argentina
was created on 1978, its purpose is to promote the breed
and selection of pure breed cats.
It is a member of the Sociedad Rural Argentina
and since 1988 member of the Federation Internationale
Feline (F.I.Fe.), after this event A.F.A.´s pedigrees
have international validity.
Since A.F.A.´s foundation the objectives
proposed has been accomplished,as for example:
The creation of the pedigree registry
department (libre d' Órigine) responsible
for the registration and control of the ancestors
of the pure breed cats born in the country, the
registration and control of pure breed cats coming
from others international associations, the delivering
of pedigrees (certificate of origin) of the A.F.A.´s
The organization of shows with the
participation as competitors of a great number of
pure breed cats and non breed cats too.
These shows count with the participátion
of a jury pannel composed of national judges and
judges from abroad specially invited in order to
evaluate the work of Argentinean breeders.
The setting up of exhibitions and
beauty contests at different country locations in
order to give the opportunity to people from other
places to be in contact with the pure breed world
The constant organization of seminars,
conferences and courses in order to improve the
knowledge on different areas as for example: "breeding
pure breed cats", "genetics", "cat's
health", "cat's behaviour", etc.
These activities are imparted by professionals and
first level specialists to cat fanciers even if
they are breeders or not.
The trainment of national and international
judges with full F.I.Fe.'s recognition.
The publishing of A.F.A.´s activities
by radio, television and graphic media, to show
people the world cat and specially the pure breed
A.F.A.´s chief office is located
in Buenos Aires city, Argentina.