|Jydsk Racekatteklub was founded in 1934, and is the largest of the 4 main clubs that are members of Felis Danica. Today JYRAK has 750 members representing all breeds within the sport of cats. JYRAK's members come from all over the country, however, the majority are from Jutland and Funen.
To be the largest of the clubs in Denmark club brings forth great responsibility and JYRAK, therefore, makes sure that it is continuously up to date with the developement within the sport. We do our very best to service our members the best way possible.
Help from a Consultant
JYRAK has a group of consultants spread all over the country. The consultants are experienced breeders who voluntarily share their experteese and experience with other breeders or cat owners.
JYRAK's consultants are ready to assist you in any way they can in regards to both pedigreed cats and domestic cats.
The consultants have many years of experience in the Cat Sport and whether you are member or not, you only need to pick up the phone and call one of our consultants to get answers regarding the following:
- Colour judgement and sex of cat
- Advice and guidance regarding the sale and purchase of a pedigreed cat
- Advice on behavioural problems
- Rules regarding the keeping of cats
- Help and advice regarding replacement of cats
- Breeding, births and kittens
- Nutrition and grooming
- Keeping a sire/fertile male cat
- Shows and pedigrees
- Nursing and nursing hot line
JYRAK also has an expert consultant for contagious deceases, who is available with advice and guidance in regards to illness among the cats.
As a member of JYRAK, you have the possibility of advertising your kittens on JYRAK's Kitten List. The Kitten List is updated on a continuous basis, and if one is looking for a kitten, it is a good place to start. The list is to be found on JYRAK's home page or can be aquired from the club.
JYRAK can offer its members the approval stamp of ”Approved Cattery”.
An approval of a cattery is only given by JYRAK at the request of the breeder.
An ”Approved Cattery” is obtained after one of JYRAK's consultants together with a member of the board has visited the breeder and been able to confirm the following:
The cat lives as a fully integrated member of the household
The room or rooms in which the cat lives are light and of a reasonable size in comparison the the amount of cats.
There is light and fresh air to ensure the cats have the possibility of play, movement and developement.
The stamp of approval is a sign that the physical surroundings are in order and that the breeder is a responsible person, who does his outmost in order to ensure the wellfare of his/her cats.
JYRAK's Study Districts
JYRAK has established study districts all over the country.
Whether you are a member or not, you may participate in the local study groups.
This is a local gathering of cat lovers taking place aprox. once per month. In comfortable and nice surroundings, you may attend lectures, discussions, films, expeditions, hobby shows, cattery visits or just meet for a nice "cat chat".
The activities of the various study districts and programs can be found on JYRAK's home page or in the KatteMagasinet.
The study districts are to be found in the following areas: Frederikshavn, Aalborg, Salling, Struer, Viborg, Randers, Grenaa, Aarhus, Horsens, Kolding, Esbjerg and Funnen.
JYRAK arranges at least 4 yearly international shows.
The shows are spread out so that three shows are in Jutland and one is on Funnen. Most of the shows are two day shows where the breeds are shown seperately on different days - Saturday and Sunday (1 certificate show). There are also double shows, where alle breeds are shown both Saturday and Sunday (2 certificate show).
There are usually between 500 - 600 cats attending these shows. Cats and judges are from all over Europe.
JYRAK's Home Page
The home page is updated on a regular basis.
An updated kitten list is always available, information regarding up-coming shows as well as results from previous shows, rules, forms, breed description, minutes of meetings and agendas from board meetings are available for members.
It is important for JYRAK to be able to render service fast end efficientely.
Therefore you will find on JYRAK's home page a range of possibilities for its members in order that they may selv serve.
On the home page it is possible to:
Become a member of JYRAK
Register your cats to shows
Register litters and apply for pedigrees
Pay with Credit card
JYRAK can be contacted by e-mail at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact the Chairman of the Board for JYRAK directly at email@example.com.
You may find further information regarding the members of the board on JYRAK'S Members of the Board or in the KatteMagasinet.