To Shorthair breeds


The medium sized cat is solid and compact. The back is very short and ends in an extremely round rump (round like an orange). The deep flanks are an essential feature of this breed. The legs are muscular, the front legs are short, set well apart and display a broad chest. The hind legs are longer than the front legs. The paws are round.

The following tail varieties are recognised:


Rumpy riser


The tail is completely absent. At the end of the spine is a pronounced hollow.

The spine rises at the base upwards to a slight bow such, that the hand stroking
over the base will not be stopped in its movement.

The tail should not be longer than 3-4 cm.


The head is large and rounded with prominent cheeks. The nose is of medium length and curved, but without a stop.
The chin is firm.


The ears are medium sized, open at the base, narrowing to rounded tips. They are placed relatively high on the head.


The eyes are large and round.
All colours are permitted, but they should correspond with the coat colour.


The coat is short with a dense, soft undercoat. The top coat has a firm texture.

Colour varieties

All colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.

Scale of points

Body 25 points
Shortness of the back 10 points
Taillessness, length in the Stumpy 25 points
Head 15 points
Shape and colour of the eyes 5 points
Coat texture, colour and pattern 15 points
Condition 5 points