Breed Standards European Shorthair Cat (FIFe, WCF)

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Breed Standards European Shorthair Cat (FIFe, WCF)
Breed Standards European Shorthair Cat (FIFe, WCF)

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FIFE Standard for European Shorthair

General appearance: The European Shorthair can be compared to a type of domestic cat that has developed naturally, that is, has not been subjected to special selection. It is assumed that the ideal European Shorthair cat should be free of any proportion of other breeds.

Size: Medium to large.

European shorthair cat (EKSH), photo photo of cat breed
European shorthair cat (EKSH), photo photo of cat breed


Value: large enough.

Shape: The shape of the muzzle gives the impression of being rounded, but the length of the muzzle is slightly longer than its width.

Forehead, Skull: The forehead and skull are slightly rounded.

Cheeks: Well developed.

Nose: straight, of medium length, of equal width along the entire length. A distinct transition between nose and forehead is marked by a small depression between the eyes.

Chin: Strong.


Shape: medium size with slightly rounded tips, brushes possible. The height of the ear corresponds to the width at the base.

Placement: Set wide apart and almost vertical.


Shape: rounded, wide open; Set wide apart and at a slight angle.

Color: eye color should be uniform - green, amber, blue. Disagreement: One eye is blue and the other is amber.

Neck: Medium length and well muscled.


Build: Sturdy, strong and muscular, but not overly compact. The ribcage is round and well developed.

Legs: Strong and strong, of medium length, tapering evenly to firm, round feet.

Feet: Strong and round.

Tail: Medium length, rather thick at the base, gradually tapering towards a rounded tip.


Structure: short and dense, elastic and shiny.

Color: color variations are shown in the tables below.

Notes: Varieties of coat color that are the result of crossing with cats of other breeds are not allowed.


Head: hanging cheek pouches.

Disadvantages excluding the issuance of a certificate:

Head: obvious stop on the nose.

Body: too compact, too graceful.

Hair: long hair, indicating interbreeding (hybridization).

European shorthair cat (EKSH), photo photo of cat breed
European shorthair cat (EKSH), photo photo of cat breed

Scale of points

Type (body, limbs, tail) - 20

Head (head, neck, ears, shape and position of the eyes) - 30

Eye color - 10

Wool - 10

Color - 25

Condition - 5

Total - 100

Standard of European (Celtic) Shorthair cat according to WCF

Body: Medium to large, strong, muscular, but not too compact but flexible. The rib cage is round and well developed. Strong, strong limbs of medium length, evenly tapering to tight, round feet. The tail is of medium length, wide at the base, slightly tapering towards a rounded tip.

European shorthair cat (EKSH)
European shorthair cat (EKSH)

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Head: Broad skull, slightly longer than wide, giving the impression of being rounded. The nose is straight, of medium length, flat along the entire length. Profile with a distinct transition. The neck is of medium length and well muscled.

Ears: Medium in size with slightly rounded tips. Brushes are possible. Set wide apart and almost vertical. Ear height nearly equal to base width.

Eyes: Rounded, wide open, set wide apart, at a slight angle. Eye color should be uniform and in harmony with coat color.

Coat: Short, dense, dense, shiny.

Colors: The following colors are not recognized in any combination: chocolate, lilac, cinnamon, fawn (including tabby, bicolor, tricolor), as well as acromelanic colors. All other colors are recognized. Descriptions are in the list of colors.

Disadvantages: Any signs of crossing with other breeds. The Celtic (European) Shorthair cat corresponds to the type of the average European domestic cat that developed naturally, that is, without targeted breeding. The ideal Celtic cat is believed to be free from impurities from other breeds.

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