Karelian Bobtail Shorthair
To Shorthair breeds
The body is medium sized, neither stocky nor elongated.
The legs are of medium length and solid, the hind legs are clearly longer than the front legs, paws are round.
The tail is kinked and/or bent and between 4 and at most 13 cm long. The fur on the tail is longer than on the rest of the body (pom-pom effect).
The head forms an equilateral triangle with a long, almost straight profile. The forehead and the cheeks are flat.
The muzzle is narrow, with slightly pronounced whisker pads.
The chin is narrow, but firm.
The ears are large and upright. They are set high on the head so that the outer line of the ears runs along the cheeks in a straight line. The tips are slightly rounded.
The eyes are oval and set at a slight slant.
The eye colour shall be even and corresponds with the coat colour.
Coat The coat is short, very dense and has a well developed, soft undercoat. The top coat is firm and glossy.
The colours chocolate and cinnamon, as well as their dilution (lilac and fawn) are not recognized in any combinations (bicolour, tricolour, tabby). The pointed pattern is also not recognized.
All other colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white of white is permitted. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.
Scale of points
Body 30 points
Tail 25 points
Head 25 points
Coat texture 10 points
Coat colour and pattern 5 points
Condition 5 points