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Breed Standard

General

Size

Large

Head

Shape

Triangular, where all sides are equally long with a good hight while seen in profile; forehead slightly rounded, with long, straight profile without break in line.

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 water repellent uppercoat which persists of long, coarse, and glossy guardhairs covering the back and the sides.
A fully coated cat has a shirtfront, a full frill and knickerbockers.

 

Colour

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

 

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