Broad modified wedge, with
slightly rounded contours, slightly rounded forehead, appearance of flat
plane in area between ears, skull medium in size.
Ears . . . 5
Medium in size, continuation of
modified wedge, broad at base, slight tilt forward, rounded tip, medium
Eyes . . . 5
Blue, large, oval, moderately
wide-set, outer aperture to fall in line with base of ear, not oriental.
Chin . . . 5
Muzzle . . . 5
Round, medium in length.
Profile . . . 5
Gentle curve, with straight last
segment (at the nose). Chin well developed, strong, in line with nose and
Neck . . . 5
Short, heavy, strong.
BODY . . . 35 points
Torso . . . 10
Medium to large, long and
substantial with full chest, rump slightly higher than shoulders,
shoulder blades broad, not prominent. Fat pad on lower abdomen
acceptable (Greater Omentum), heavier in hindquarters. Females may be
appreciably smaller than males.
Legs . . . 5
Substantial boning, medium length,
in proportion to body, hind legs slightly higher than front legs.
Feet . . . 5
Large, round, tufting
Tail . . . 5
Long, equal to body length from
rump, medium at base with a slight taper, carried at an angle higher
Boning . . . 5
Musculature . . 5
COAT/COLOR/PATTERN . . 25 points
Length . . . 5
Semi-long, medium undercoat.
Allow for shorter coats on unaltered adults and seasonal variations.
Texture . . . 5
Miscellaneous: The coat lies with
the body and breaks as the cat moves. The coat is longest around the
neck and the outer edges of the face giving the appearance of a bib. The
coat is short on the face and increases in length from the top of the
head down through the shoulder blades and back, with the coat on the
sides and stomach being medium to long. The fur on the front legs is
thick and short to medium in length. The fur on the hind legs is medium
to long, thick and feather-like. The paws are feathertufted. Abundant
Pattern . . . 5
Body and point color are weighted
SOLID POINT DIVISION:
Points: Ears, mask, feet and tail to be darker, well-defined
Body: Definite contrast between body and points, chest, bib and chin
areas may be somewhat lighter in color. Soft shadings of color are
allowed on body. Allowance to be made for a cat under 2 years of
Points: Legs (except for feet), ears, mask, and tail well-defined. A
broken or evenly matched white blaze of even dimension on nose and/or
between eyes to be acceptable. White not extending into the colored nose
leather. Chin must be white.
Front feet: White mittens evenly matched.
Back Legs: Entirely white extending no higher than mid-thigh. White must
go around the hocks entirely.
Body: Definite contrast between body and points. There should be a white
belly stripe, varying in width from the bib down the underside between
the forelegs to under the base of the tail
Points: Ears, mask and tail to be well-defined. Mask to have an inverted
"V" which should be as symmetrical as possible and should not
extend beyond the outer edge of the eye on either side. The nose leather
must be pink.
Body: Chest, stomach, all four legs, feet and ruff are to be white.
Definite contrast between body and points, may have various markings of
white and color patches. White should reach above the elbow on the front
legs, and above the hock on the rear legs.
Color . . .10
DIVISIONS: Solid Division, Tabby Division,
Tortie Division and Particolor Division (mitted and bicolor patterns).
COLORS: All pointed colors.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The idealRagdoll grows large and heavy. Fullmaturity
of color is not achieved until 2years old and
full weight and size is notexpected for at
least 4 years. The cat isfirm and muscular
with no fat except onthe lower abdomen.
Overall impressionis of subdued power.
ALLOWANCES: Lighter eye color indilutes. Seasonal changes in coat lengthand
General: Short tail, pointed ears, short legs;
cobby body, Roman nose.
Mitted: Any dark spotting on white
mittens, lack of white belly stripe, white on ears and/or tail.
Bicolor: Pigment on stomach; whiskers
other than white, white on ears and/or tail, white beyond the outside edge of
the eye, or pigment on any area designated white.
WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS:
General: Any eye color other than blue.
Pointed: Any white.
Mitted: Lack of white chin.
Bicolor: Any dark markings on area of
Temperament must be unchallenging; anysign of definite challenge shall disqualify. Thecat may exhibit fear, seek to flee, or generallycomplain aloud but may not threaten to harm.
In accordance with Show Rules, ARTICLESIXTEEN,
the following shall beconsidered
acat that bites (216.9),
a cat showing evidenceof intent to
adult whole malecats not having two
cats with all or part of the tailmissing
, except as authorized by a Boardapproved
cats with morethan five toes on each
front foot and four toeson each back
foot, unless proved the result ofan
injury or as authorized by a Boardapproved
visible orinvisible tail faults
if Board approvedstandard requires
crossed eyes if Board approvedstandard
total blindness (216.12.6),
markedly smaller size, not in keeping with thebreed
and depression of thesternum or
unusually small diameter of the ribcage
See Show Rules,ARTICLE SIXTEEN for more
comprehensiver u l e s governing