About FCPI

The Feline Council of the Philippines, Inc. (FCPI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 to:

  1. establish a feline registry aligned with international standards,
  2. promote the welfare of all cats,
  3. encourage responsible and ethical breeding practices to preserve recognized cat breeds, while ensuring that experimental breeding programs meet the same high ethical standards,
  4. hold cat shows, exhibits, and other activities that promote the welfare of cats while promoting sportsmanship and camaraderie among cat fanciers, and
  5. establish programs for the mutual benefits of cats and their owners

Since its founding, FCPI has grown into a national organization with more than 100 members all over the Philippines. Ultimately, FCPI envisions a sustainable and competitive local cat fancy that can go toe to toe with the best of Asia and the Pacific..



In 2018, the World Cat Federation admitted FCPI as a member club (PH-0344) under patronage of Deutsche Edelkatze, e.V. – the same cat club founded and headed by WCF founder and President Mrs. Anneliese Hackmann. The WCF General Assembly accepted FCPI as its first ever full member club in the Philippines on 21 August 2022 - a vote of confidence in its ability to adhere and promote WCF standards.

As a member club under patronage, FCPI can apply for cattery names and issue pedigrees for its members directly with WCF. This results in more competitive service rates for its members compared with other clubs.

The World Cat Federation is a founding member of the World Cat Congress – an association composed of the largest cat registries worldwide. Get to know the World Cat Federation here.


The FCPI’s Management Committee handles the FCPI’s daily operations. They are elected by regular members and the Board of Trustees.


Recognized Breeds

As an affiliate of the World Cat Federation, the FCPI recognizes 70 cat breeds for championship, 37 breeds for provisional / admitted status, and 9 breeds on preliminary status. The full list may be viewed here.


FCPI strives to align its rules and standards with the World Cat Federation, related Philippine laws, and the needs of the local cat fancy. Policies promulgated by FCPI through its Board and Management shall remain binding until later amended. Policies are listed in chronological order by the date it was approved.

  • P.20-01 - Establishing a Classification System for Registered Cattery Names
  • P.20-02 - Membership Transfer Policy
  • P.20-03 - Cattery Name Transfer Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn independently with our community.

Save time by reading through our FAQs. FCPI is a place of independent learning. The FCPI Online Feline Academy in Facebook is also a place where our members can interact with and learn from one another.

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At present, only members may avail of FCPI services.

If your cat has an authentic, certified pedigree from another international organization, they are eligible to be registered with FCPI.

In order for us to register your future kittens and keep its pedigree, its parents must be registered with FCPI as well.

Cats that are mixed breed may be recorded as household pets (HHP), unless both breeds are recognized as allowed outcrosses under WCF or WCC rules. If such is the case, they may enter the full pedigree register, foundation cat or provisional list, depending on the requirements they meet. Domestic cats (puspins) may also be recorded as HHP.
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