Standard

General

Size: Large


Head

Shape: Triangular, where all sides are equally long; with good height when seen in profile; forehead slightly rounded; long, straight profile without break in line (no stop)

Chin: Firm


Ears

Shape: Large, with good width at the base; pointed tips; with lynx-like tufts and long hair out of the ears

Placement: High and open, so that the outer lines of the ears follow the line of the head down to the chin


Eyes

Shape: Large and oval, well opened, set slightly oblique

Expression: Alert expression

Colour: All colours permitted, regardless of coat colour


Body

Structure: Long, strongly built; solid bone structure


Legs

Strong, high on legs, hind legs higher than the front legs

Paws: Large, round, in proportion to the legs


Tail

Long and bushy, should reach at least to the shoulder blades, but preferably to the neck


Coat

Structure: Semi long. The woolly undercoat is covered by a smooth, water repellent upper coat which consists of long, coarse and glossy hair covering the back and the sides. A fully coated cat has a shirtfront, a full frill and knickerbockers

Colour: All colours are permitted, including all colours with white; except pointed patterns and chocolate and lilac, cinnamon and fawn. Any amount of white is allowed, i.e. a white blaze, white locket, white chest, white on the belly, white on the paws, etc


Faults

General: Too small and finely built cats

Head: Round or square head; profile with a break (stop)

Ears: Small ears; set too widely apart; set too close together

Legs: Short legs; thin legs

Tail: Short tail

Coat: Dry coat; knotted with lumps, too silky


Scale of points


Head General shape, nose, profile, jaw and teeth, chin - 20 points

Ears Shape, size and placement - 10 points

Eyes Shape, expression - 5 points

Body Shape, size, bone structure, legs, shape of paws - 25 points

Tail Length and shape - 10 points

Coat Quality and texture, length - 25 points

Condition - 5 points


Total 100 Points

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