The Canadian Cat Association
L'Association Feline Canadienne
|Body Type & Confirmation
|Legs & Feet
|Coat Texture & Length
The Ragdoll is a hybrid breed resulting from mating of a White
Persian and a Seal Point Birman. The resulting progeny was then
mated to a Sable Burmese, thereby establishing the original lines
in the 1960. The breed is an exceptionally large, heavy, firm and
muscular cat. They have large, oval, blue eyes and medium size
ears which are set high on a modified, wedge shape head. The nose
is twice as long as it is wide with a gentle break. Overall, the
cat is broad at the chest and hindquarters. Its high hindquarters
make the back appear to tilt forward slightly. Large, round and
tufted paws balance heavy-boned, medium-length legs. The coat is
medium to long.
I - BODY TYPE/CONFORMATION (30)
BODY (20) - The neck is strong, heavy set and short. Chest
and well expanded, giving the impression, in repose, of subdued
power. The body is long and muscular, being heavier in the
hindquarters. There is a tendency for a "fatty pad" on the lower
abdomen (the Greater Omentum). The mature specimen is as broad at
the shoulders as it is at the hindquarters.
LEGS & FEET (5) - Medium in length with medium-to heavy
Hind legs are slightly higher than front legs, thus giving the
line of the back a slightly forward tilt in appearance. The feet
are large, round and firm, with feather tufts.
TAIL (5) - Long, medium at the base with a slight taper.
II - HEAD TYPE (30)
SKULL (20) - Medium in size, shaped in a broad modified
with the appearance of a flat plane between the ears. Cheeks are
well developed and taper to a rounded, well developed muzzle and
chin with a medium jaw. The nose has a gentle break, extending to
twice the length of the breadth of the break. Neck is short,
heavy and strong.
EARS (5) - Medium in size. Broad at the base with a slight
forward. There are medium furnishings in the ears. Rounded at the
tip. Tufting is desirable.
EYES (5) - Large, oval and widely set. Their aperture is
set on a
bias. The desired eye colour is China Blue" in all colours and
patterns. Preference is given to depth, evenness and
III - COAT TEXTURE & LENGTH
Medium long to long, with preference given for greater length.
The coat texture should be thick, soft and silky. It 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. On the sides and stomach, the cat is medium to
long. The fur on the front legs is thick and short to medium in
length; whereas on the hind legs, it is to be medium to long,
thick and feather-like.
IV - COLOUR (20)
Colourpoints: Depth of colour is the same to the base of
coat. There may be soft shading of colour on the body. The colour
of the points ears, mask, feet and tall) should be well defined
and evenly matched. The mask covers the cheeks, whiskers, pads,
nose and eyes with a patch of colour extending over the forehead
but not past the middle of the ears. There is a small area in
front of the base of each ear that is lighter in colour than the
mask. The chest, bib and chin are much lighter in shading than
the points. The body colour is a shade lighter than the points
but darker than the chest, bib and chin. Point colour must be
even on front and back paws.
Mitted: Depth of colour is the same to the base of the coat.
There may be soft shading of colour on the body. The colour of
the points (ears, mask, feet and tail) should be well defined and
evenly matched. The mask covers the cheek, whisker pads, nose and
eyes with a patch of colour extending over the forehead but not
past the middle of the ears. The mask is either complete or may
contain a teardrop drop or hourglass patch of, white. This patch
of white may not extend into the nose leather or extend beyond
the base of the ear. The nose leather must be that of the colour
and no pink allowed. There is a small area in front of the base of each ear
that is lighter in colour than the mask. The chest, bib and chin
are white. The lower portion of the bib extends to a white strip
on the underside. The two front feet will have white mittens that
are evenly matched and scalloped. The two back legs will be
entirely white and the white will extend no higher than to
mid-thigh but must go entirely around the hock. Where areas are
white, paw leather will be pink.
Bi-Colour: Depth of colour is the same to the base of the
The colour of the points (ears, mask, around the outer edges of
the inverted "V" and tail) to be well defined and evenly matched.
There is a small area at the base of each ear that is lighter in
colour than the mask. The white in the mask starts in a point on
the forehead in the shape of an inverted "V" and extends down the
face covering the nose whisker pads, chin and flows into the bib.
The inverted "V" on the face not to extend beyond the outer
aperture of the eyes. The inverted "V" must be balanced on each
side. The chest, stomach and all four legs are white. The colour
spotting on the back will be a shade lighter than the points with
random white spotting or colour patches of any size or shape. The
ratio may be of any percentage. All leather will be pink.
V - CONDITION (10)
The cat to be firm and muscular. Extremely well balanced with no
fat except at the Greater Omentum. Physically and
temperamentally; being loving and gentle to handle. The overall
cat gives the impression of subdued power.
||Narrow head, short or Roman nose, severe nose break.
||Large, small or pointed ears.
||Pale eye colour; round or almond shaped eyes.
||Narrow chest, cobby body, long or thin neck.
||Short legs, slab shanks, splayed toes.
||Short tail, blunt tip.
||Mats or tangles, dry, coarse, or short fur on bib
and body (seasonal variations shall be recognized).
||Ticking in the points.
||Colour spotting down beyond first joint of legs
except in Colourpoint pattern.
||Spotting on stomach or any area designated to be
||Any white in Colourpoints. Chin darker than ruff.
||Lack of white chin in Mitted and BiColour patterns.
||Nose leather other than point colour.
||White on ears or tail in any pattern.
||White whiskers in Colourpoints.
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COLOURS ACCEPTED FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
All three , patterns recognized in the following colours:
Blue Cream Point, Lilac Cream Point, Seal Tortie Point, Chocolate
Tortie Point, Red (Flame Point) Cream Point, Chocolate Lynxpoint,
Lilac Lynxpoint, Seal Lynx Point, Blue Lynx Point, Red Lynx
Point, Cream Lynx Point, Seal Point, Blue Point, Chocolate Point,
Lilac Point, Seal Tortie Lynx Point, Chocolate Tortie Lynx Point,
Blue Cream Lynx Point, Lilac Cream Lynx Point.
BREED ORIGIN: Persian, Birman and Burmese Hybrid.
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: No Foundation Allowed.
SHOWING REQUIREMENTS: No Foundation Allowed.
ALLOWED ANCESTRY: White Persian, Seal Point Birman, Sable Burmese, Ragdoll