Rare and Exotic 
Feline Registry

Article V - Breed Recognition

Section 1 - Recognition of Established Breeds

REFR accepts all recognized breeds from all recognized registries for registration.  
 
Section 2 -  Recognition of New Breeds

REFR accepts new breeds for registration if they are phenotypically different from other established breeds and if requirements have been met for establishment of the breed.  There must be a minimum of ten cats who meet the guidelines for the new breed.  Those registrations should be submitted at the time of the application of the new breed.

Section 3 - Application for Registration of New Breeds

Applications may be made for new  breeds of cats following the guidelines of the approved application form.


Section 4 - Registration Limitations

It is understood that REFR provides registration services for the purpose of maintaining a stud book and foundation book of registered cats and breeder listings to facilitate the development and promotion of each breed. 

Section 5 - Breeds Accepted for Registration

REFR accepts the following breeds of cats for registration.  

Donskoy - DSK
Dossow - DOS
Egyptian Mau - EGM  
Exotic Shorthair - ESH
Elf - ELF
Fishing Cat - FCT
Gao Taem - GTM
Genetta - GEN
Geoffroy's Cat - GRY
Havana - HAV
Hemingway Curl - HCL
Highland Fold - HFD  
Highland Lynx - HLX 
Himalayan - HIM
Jaguarette - JGR 
Jaguarundi Curl - JAG
Japanese Bobtail - JBT  
Javanese - JAV 
Jungala - JLA
Jungle Cat -JCT
Junglebob - JBB
Jungle Curl - JCL
Jungle Lynx - JLX
Khao Manee - KMN
Kinkalow - KKL
Korat - KOR 
Lambkin - LMK
LaPerm - LAP
Maine Coon - MCN  
Manx - MNX
Meerkats - MKT
Minskin - MSK 
Mohave Bob - MHB 
Mokave Jag Cat - MJC
Mojave Spotted - MJS
Mountain Bobs - MTN
Munchkin - MUN 
Napoleon - NAP
Niebelung - NBL  
Norwegian Forest Cat- NFC 
Ocicat - OCI  



Abyssinian - ABY 
Alpine Lynx - ALP
American Bobtail -ABT
American Curl - ACL  
American Keuda - AKE 
American Lynx - ALX
American Miniature Cat - AMC American Polydactyl - APD 
American Longhair - ALH
American Shorthair - ASH  
American Wirehair - AWH 
Asian - ASN 
Australian Mist - AMS
Balinese - BAL
Bambino - BBO 
Bambino Curl - BBC
Bengal - BGL 
Birman - BIR  
Bobcat - BCT
Bombay - BOM
Bramble - BRA
Brazilian Shorthair - BZS  
Bristol - BRI  
British Longhair - BLH
British Shorthair - BSH  
Burmese - BUR
Burmilla - BML 
California Spangled - CSP  
California Toyger - CTO  
Caracal - CRL
Chartreux - CHX  
Chausie - CHA  
Chinese Harlequin - CHQ 
Color Point Shorthair - CSH  
Copper - COP
Cornish Rex - CRX
Cymric - CYM
Curly Tail Cat - CTC 
Desert Lynx - DLX
Devon Rex - DRX  


  

Ojos Azules - OJA  
Oriental Longhair - OLH
Oriental Shorthair- OSH
Owyhee Bobs - OWY
Pantherette -PAN  
Persian - PER  
Peterbald - PET 
Pixiebob - PXB 
Puppykat - PPK
Ragdoll - RGD  
Ragamuffin - RGM 
Ruffle - RUF 
Russian Blue - RBL 
Safari - SAF  
Savannah - SAV  
Scottish Fold - SFD
Scottish Longhair - SLH
Scottish Shorthair - SSH  
Selkirk Rex - SRX  
Serengeti - SGT 
Serval - SER
Siamese - SIA  
Siberian - SIB  
Singapura - SGP 
Skookum - SKO 
Sokoke - SOK
Snowbob - SNB
Snowshoe - SNS  
Somali - SOM  
Sphynx - SPX 
Tennessee Bobtail - TNB
Tiffany - TIF  
Tonkinese - TON 
Toyger - TOY 
Traditional Siamese - TSI 
Turkish Angora - TKA  
Turkish Van - TVN
Vienna Woods - VNW  
Viverral - VIV 
York Chocolate - YKC

  
  



 










Section 6 - Breed Codes

Each accepted breed is designated by a three-letter breed code, listed above to the right of each breed.
Article I - Fees                                                  
Article II - Forms                                              
Article III - Definitions                                     
Article IV - Registration of Cats       

Article VI - Registration of Litters    

Article VII - Registration of Catteries

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