TICA Ragdoll Breed Standard

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TICA Ragdoll Breed Standard
TICA Ragdoll Breed Standard

Video: TICA Ragdoll Breed Standard

Video: TICA Ragdoll Breed Standard
Video: CFA International Cat Show 2018 - Ragdoll kitten class judging 2023, November

General characteristics. Ragdoll (translated from English. "Rag doll") is a large, affectionate, friendly cat was named so because of the ability to relax easily and completely in human hands. In general, the ragdoll gives the impression of a tamed power.

Head. Medium in size, in the shape of a wide wedge with a flat surface between the ears. The cheeks are well developed and merge into a well-developed muzzle with a medium-sized jaw and chin. Breeding cats may have more developed cheeks. The nose has a light break (transition), its length is twice its width.

Ears. Medium size, broad at the base and slightly inclined forward, with rounded tips. On the inner side of the ears, the hair is of medium length; there may be tassels at the tips.

Eyes. Large, oval, set far apart, slightly oblique.

Eye color. Intense blue in all shades.

A type. Strong.

Ragdoll, photo of a cat
Ragdoll, photo of a cat

Housing. The neck is muscular, strong and short. Medium build. The chest is wide and well developed. The body is long and muscular. The back is heavier than the front. There may be deposits of fat on the abdomen. In adult animals, the width at the shoulders is the same as in the croup. Cats are much smaller than cats. Animals reach full development by the age of three.

Legs and feet. The limbs are of medium length and medium strength in structure. The hind ones are slightly longer than the front ones, so that the line of the back rises slightly towards the croup. The feet are large and strong, with tufts of hair between the toes.

Tail. Long, of medium thickness at the base and slightly pointed, well pubescent.

Wool. Medium to long (longer coat preferred), thick, soft and silky. It adheres to the body, but sways and rises if the cat moves. Around the neck and muzzle, the coat is longer and forms a collar. On the muzzle, the coat is short, gradually lengthening from the top of the head to the shoulder blades and then to the back. On the sides and belly, the coat is of medium length or long. The hair on the front legs is shorter than on the hind legs. Condition and proportion. The animal must be strong, muscular and free of fat deposits other than those permitted on the belly. The build and character must match.

Ragdoll colors

Color point. It differs from the standard one in that the mask extends to the forehead, but should not extend further than the middle of the ears. At the base of the ears, there is a small light area. Chest, neck and chin are much lighter than markings.

Mitted. The mask covers the cheeks, forehead and eyes. At the base of the ears there is a small light area. The chest, neck and chin are white. The lower part of the neck may merge into a white stripe that runs between the forelegs through the belly to the base of the tail. The color of the body should become lighter from the back to the sides and below. The front lindens wear the same rounded white gloves. The hindquarters are completely white, but the white should not extend above mid-thigh. The coat is white around the hock. In areas where the coat is white, the skin is pink. Disadvantages: Little white on the chin. Spots in areas that should be white.

Bicolor. The coat is well dyed. The color of the "points" (ears, mask and tail) should stand out well. At the base of the ears, there is a small light area. On the muzzle there can be a white symmetrical triangle, capturing the nose, lips and chin and turning into a white "bib". The pattern on the face should be symmetrical. The chest, belly and all four legs are white. The color of the coat on the back is somewhat lighter than the color of the "points", but not pure white. There can be white and colored areas of any size and shape. The color ratio is not specified by the standard. The skin is pink. Disadvantages: Colored markings below the hock.

Ragdoll (cat)
Ragdoll (cat)

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Disadvantages. Short head, short or Roman nose, strong break, large, small or pointed ears, pale eye color.


Head - 30

General type - 30

Color and location on the body of spots of white hair - 20

Coat - 10

Extremities and paws - 5

General impression - 5