Welcome to the CFA Persian Breed Council website

On this site, you will find information about the Breed Council itself, as well as general information about the Persian breed, articles on grooming and history, color breeding charts, and top divisional winners in CFA. Please enjoy your visit!

Pictured is the Persian Breed Booth, designed by Sophia Staples, which debuted at the November 2012 CFA World Show.

About the Breed Council

What is a Breed Council?
The CFA Breed Councils were established in 1970 to serve as an advisory body on breed standards to the CFA Executive Board. Each of the breeds recognized by CFA for championship competition has its own Breed Council and Breed Council Secretary.
The CFA Breed Councils are comprised of individuals experienced in their chosen breed/division section, and who meet other eligibility requirements established by the CFA Executive Board. Each Breed Council channels opinions and suggestions from the individual breeder to the Board through the specific breed secretary, and the breed standard is updated as the breed progresses. From time to time, each breed council also updates its breed profile, a more informal introduction to the breed.
How can I join the Breed Council?
You must meet the requirements specified by CFA, and submit a membership application.
Current secretary
The current Breed Council secretary for the May 2023-April 2025 term is Carissa Altschul.
She can be reached via e-mail at:
Breed Council Facebook Group
There is a Facebook group set up for current breed council members only.

If you are a current member, and would like to join the group, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357867537592839/.
Breed Council Polls
Reports from the Breed Council secretary