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C.F.A.
Cat Fanciers Association

Point Distribution
Item Points
Head (including boning, nose, jaw, chin, profile, ear & eye shape & set 30
Body/Type including size, boning, body length, legs, tail) 30
Coat (including texture, length) 10
Condition/Balance 10
Color/Pattern (including symmetry, body color, point color, white markings) 20
(NOTE: The Ragdoll is recognized as a Miscellaneous breed only. This standard represents an ideal standard for the Breed, but has not been approved by CFA.)

CFA recognizes only the Bicolor Pattern of the Ragdoll breed.

GENERAL:
The ideal Ragdoll is a large, strongly-boned cat with an elongated body, with moderately long legs, and plumed tail in proportion to the body. The head is a modified triangular wedge, set with large, oval blue eyes. The coat is moderately long, plush and silky. The Ragdoll is a balanced cat, with no one feature overpowering another. The impression is one of graceful, flowing movement and subdued power. The name Ragdoll comes from the cat's tendency to go limp in one's arms when held; but because of their weight, Ragdolls should be lifted and carried with two hands - never dangled. Conformation should not be sacrificed for markings, nor markings for conformation.

HEAD:

Size: in good proportion to body.

Shape: broad, modified triangular wedge, where all sides are of equal length as measured from the outer base of the ear to end of gently rounded muzzle. Fur creates appearance of a flat plane between ears. Full cheeks, in line with modified wedge.

Profile: gentle convex curve comes down from forehead, merges into gentle concave curve, ending in straight medium-length nose. Chin well-developed, strong, in line with nose and upper lip. Allowance for jowls in adult males.

Ears: medium-sized, wide set and slightly flared, wide at base with rounded tip, and tilted forward. Set to gently cup skull.

Eyes: large blue ovals. Wide set and moderately slanted. Outer aperture of eye to fall in line with base of ear. The bluer the better, allowing for slightly lighter shades in dilute colors.

Neck: short, heavy and strong.

BODY:
Muscular and broad-chested. Equally massive across the shoulders and hind quarters. Large size; females generally are smaller than males. The body should be long, with all parts in proportion to create a wellbalanced appearance. Allowance should be made for slow maturation. May have stomach pad on lower abdomen.

Legs: massively boned, moderately long, back legs longer than front. Fur on front legs thick, short to medium in length. Fur on hind legs medium to long, with thick, feathery britches.

Paws: proportionately large, round and feather-tufted.

Tail: long, in proportion to body length, tapering. Full and plumed.

COAT: moderately long, plush and silky, no heavy wooly undercoat. Ruff preferred. Short on face, longest on ruff. After ruff, shorter on shoulder blades and lengthens toward the tail. Non-matting texture. Allowance for shorter (but not shorthaired) coats in unaltered adults, and seasonal variations.

PENALIZE:

Head: short and round, long and pointed.
Nose: short, very elongated, Roman, straight profile.
Eyes: small, slitted or round.
Body: cobby or svelte, delicate bones, short legs, short tail. Obese, emaciated.
Coat: heavy wooly undercoat, short fur.
Bicolor pattern: conspicuously asymmetrical white inverted V.
DISQUALIFY:
Nose: extreme break, extremely short, snubbed or upturned.
Color: Body and point color other than those listed; eyes other than blue.
Various: Kinked or missing tail, crossed eyes, more than required number of toes, shorthair coat.
Bicolor pattern: Lack of a white, inverted V, or V extending beyond outer edges of eyes. Dark markings within V. Dark markings covering more than three-quarters of one or more legs, white markings on ears or tail.
BICOLOR PATTERN:

Mask: to have white inverted 'V' which remains within outer edges of eyes. Symmetry preferred.
Body: may show white spotting.
Legs: all white preferred. Legs may have small (penny size) dark spot.
Nose leather: pink.
Paw pads: pink preferred, but ~e of colors on paw pads and associated fur acceptable because of two colors in pattern. (When determining color, since Bicolor nose leather must be pink, point color of ears is the deciding factor.)

RAGDOLL COLORS:

NOTE: The Bicolor pattern only is recognized by CFA.

All Ragdolls are pointed, but in Bicolor and Mitted patterns, points are partially overlaid with white. Points must be seal, blue, chocolate or lilac.
Body: even, with subtle shading. Allowance should be made for darker color on older cats as Ragdolls generally darken with age, but there must be definite contrast between body color and points.
Points: (except for white overlay) mask, ears, legs, feet, tail dense and clearly defined. All of the same shade. Mask covers entire face including whisker, pads, and is connected to ears by tracings. Mask should not extend over the top of the head. No ticking in points. Stomach pad may have darker shading (in Pointed pattern only).

SEAL POINT:
Body: even pale fawn to cream, warm in tone, shading gradually into lighter color toward stomach and chest.
Points: deep seal brown.
Eye color: blue.
Nose leather and paw pads: Same color as points, as applicable, (see specific pattern).

CHOCOLATE POINT:
Body: ivory, shading gradually into lighter color toward stomach and chest.
Points: milk-chocolate color, warm in tone.
Eye color: blue.
Nose leather and paw pads: Cinnamon-pink, as applicable, (see specific pattern).

BLUE POINT:
Body: bluish white, cold in tone, shading gradually to white toward stomach and chest.
Points: deep blue.
Eye color: blue.
Nose leather and paw pads: Slate colored, as applicable, (see specific pattern).

LILAC POINT:
Body: soft white, shading gradually into white toward stomach and chest.
Points: frosty grey with pinkish tinge.
Eye color: blue.
Nose leather and paw pads: Lavender-pink, as applicable, (see specific pattern).

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