To Semi-longhair breeds
The medium-sized cat is muscular and has a solid, slightly elongated body with medium bones.
The body is not compact. The back rises slightly to the hind legs, the chest is well rounded and the hips are firm. The legs are short. The upper part and the lower part of the front legs are equally long, the upper part and the lower part of the hind legs are equally long. The paws are firm and round, and point straight forward on all 4 legs, neither twisted inwards nor outwards. The tail is as long as the body, only moderately thick and tapering to a rounded tail tip.
The head is a modified wedge with gently rounded contours, in proportion to the body. The forehead
is flat, the profile shows a slight stop. The nose is of medium length.
The muzzle is moderate with gently rounded contours, pronounced whisker pads are acceptable.
Firm chin, which forms a vertical line with the tip of the nose.
The ears are in proportion to the head, broader at the base with rounded tips. The ears are set relatively upright at the corners of the head and not flared.
Ear tufts are tolerated.
The eyes are almond-shaped, open and alert. They are set wide apart and at a slight slant to the base
of the ear. All eye colours are permitted.
The coat is of medium length, flowing and silky, an all-weather-coat with moderate undercoat.
A moderate ruff and breeches are desired. The tail is fully furnished and plume like.
All colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted. The description of colours
is listed in the general list of colours.
- short and cobby body
- round head
- snub-nose or too long nose
- bowed legs, which are twisted outwards
Scale of points
Body 30 points
Legs 10 points
Head 25 points
Eyes 10 points
Coat 20 points
Condition 5 points