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G.C.C.F.
Governing Council of the Cat Fancy

GCCF RAGDOLL
STANDARD OF POINTS

PROVISIONAL STATUS

Effective 1 June 1998

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The overall impression given by a Ragdoll is that of a large, powerful, imposing cat, distinctively marked and striking in appearance. The cats should be relaxed in temperament, gentle and easy to handle.

Head: Broad head with flat plane, not domed, and width between the ears. Cheeks well developed, with a rounded well developed muzzle and firm chin with level bite. The nose should be of medium length with a gentle dip, and slightly retrousee at tip.

Ears: Medium in size, set wide with a slight tilt forward. They should be well furnished and rounded at the tip.

Eyes: Large, well opened, slightly oblique and set well apart. Blue in colour; the deeper blue the better.

Body: Long and muscular. Short neck, heavy set. Broad chest.

Legs: Medium in length and of substantial bone.

Paws: Paws large round, firm and tufted.

Tail: Long, bushy, slightly tapered towards the tip, and should at least reach the shoulder and be in proportion to the body.

Coat: Silky texture, dense and medium in length. A ruff and knickerbockers are preferred on mature cats. (A short coat in the summer is acceptable).

Remarks: Cats may not reach full maturity until between three and four years of age and therefore some degree of body shading is to be expected.


COLOURPOINTED RAGDOLPATTERN/COLOURS

The colour of the points (mask, ears, paws and tail) to be well defined. The mask covers the cheeks, whisker pads, nose, eyes and chin. Nose leather and paw pads should be same colour as points.

Seal: The body colour should be beige shading to a lighter colour on the belly and chest. Points should be deep seal brown and all of the same shade.

Blue: The body colour should be bluish white shading to a lighter colour on the belly and chest. Points should be greyish-blue and all of the same shade.

Chocolate: The body colour should be ivory shading to a lighter colour on the belly and chest. Points should be milk chocolate and all of the same shade.

Lilac: The body colour should be magnolia shading to a lighter colour on the belly and chest. Points should be pinkish grey and all of the same shade.


MITTED RAGDOLL : PATTERN/COLOURS

The colour of the points (mask, ears, legs and tail) to be well defined. A narrow white blaze on the nose is permitted. The chin, bib and chest are white as is the underbody from chest to tail. The two front paws will have white mittens that are evenly matched and not extending beyond the angle formed by the paw and the leg. The back legs should be white to a minimum level of the hock but preferably up to the level of the underbody. Nose leather should be the same colour as the points and the paw pads should be pink.

Seal: The body colour should be beige. Points should be deep seal brown and all of the same shade.

Blue: The body colour should be bluish white. Points should be bluish-grey and all of the same shade.

Chocolate: The body colour should be ivory. Points should be milk chocolate and all of the same shade.

Lilac: The body colour should be magnolia. Points should be pinkish-grey and all of the same shade.


BICOLOUR RAGDOLL : PATTERN/COLOURS

The mask should have a balanced inverted V of white starting on the forehead, extending downwards covering the nose, whisker pads and chin, but should not extend beyond the outer aperture of the eye. The bib, chest and entire underbody should be white. The front legs should be all white. It is desirable that the back legs should be white to the level of the underbody. The colour of the points (remainder of mask, ears and tail) to be clearly defined. Nose leather and paw pads will be pink.

Seal: The colour of the back and sides of the body can be completely beige or predominantly beige, with evenly distributed patches of white which may vary in size, but are limited in total to not more than one third. Points should be deep seal brown and all of the same shade.

Blue: The colour of the back and sides of the body can be completely bluish-white or predominantly bluish-white with evenly distributed patches of white which may vary in size, but are limited in total to not more than one third. Points should be bluish-grey and all of the same shade.

Chocolate: The colour of the back and sides of the body can be completely ivory or predominantly ivory with evenly distributed patches of white which may vary in size, but are limited in total to not more than one third.. Points should be milk chocolate and all of the same shade.

Lilac: The colour of the back and sides of the body can be completely magnolia or predominantly magnolia with evenly distributed patches of white which may vary in size, but are limited in total to not more than one third. Points should be pinkish-grey and all of the same shade.


SCALE OF POINTS
Head 20
Ears 5
Eyes 10
Body 20
Legs 10
Tail 5
Coat length, texture & condition 10
Colour & markings 20
TOTAL 100

Withhold Certificates or first prizes in kittens for:

1. Fine boned legs.
2. Short body.
3. Narrow Head.
4. Pinched or narrow muzzle.
5. Pronounced nose break.
6. Round or any tendency to oriental shaped eyes.
7. Pale eye colour.
8. Dermatoid cysts anywhere on head or face.
9. Any resemblance in type to any other Semi Longhair cat.
10. White anywhere on Colourpointed cats.
11. Badly off-centred V on face of Bicolour cats.
12. White on the front paws extending beyond the angle formed by the paw and the leg in Mitted cats.
13. White on the back legs not reaching the level of the hock in Mitted cats.
14. Absence of a white chin in Mitted cats.
15. The white bib not extending from chest to tail in Mitted cats. 16. Any defect as listed in the preface to the SOP booklet.

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