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
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.