BREED COUNCIL INFORMATION
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 role of the Breed Council includes
To protect and maintain the integrity of the Havana Brown Breed Standard,
based upon the ideals of the founders, while ensuring the welfare of
BREED COUNCIL SECRETARY:
The current Breed Council Secretary is Norma J. Placchi who has been working with the breed since the early 1970's. She and her late husband, Howard, registered BUNDASH CATTERY with CFA in February 1971 and were breeding and showing American Shorthairs when Norma saw her first Havana Brown at a CFA show in Santa Barbara, CA. It was love at first sight. A breeding pair was rapidly acquired and the first Bundash Havana Brown litter was produced in 1974. Norma entered the CFA Judging Program in 1979 and has been an All-Breed judge since 1988. She was first elected Breed Council Secretary in 1986 and has served in that capacity to date with the exception of a personal hiatus from 1997 to 2002.
Bundash Cattery can claim several "firsts" for the breed. The Placchi's were the owners of the very first Havana Brown to achieve the title of Distinguished Merit -- CH Charm's Dazzle'M of Bundash, bred by Pat Swihart. This was achieved in one litter of five which all attained their Grands. Another first occurred in 1990 when GC RW Bundash's Jane Eyre, D.M. became the first "almost made it" cat, placing 26th in the National Standings. Bundash Cattery produced the first and only Havana Brown kitten to achieve the title of National Winner, GC NW Bundash Levi Garrett, placing as 11th Best Kitten in 1997.
Dazzle'M of Bundash, DM
Norma can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of this website is to inform the public about the Havana Brown breed and the Havana Brown Breed Council. The site will provide a source of reference and historical material to the members of the Havana Brown Breed Council and others interested in the breed. It will showcase the accomplishments and achievements of the dedicated group of breeders who represent the Havana Brown within CFA.