triangular, where all sides are equally long;
with good height when seen in profile;
forehead slightly rounded; long, straight
profile without break in line (no stop)
Ears: large, with good width at the base; pointed
tips; with lynx-like tufts and long hair out of
the ears. Placement high and open, so that
the outer lines of the ears follow the line of
the head down to the chin
Eyes: large and oval, well opened, set slightly oblique
Expression: alert expression
all colours permitted, regardless of coat colour
Body: Structure long, strongly built; solid bone structure
Legs: strong, high on legs; hind legs higher than the
front legs. Paws large, round, in proportion to
Tail: long and bushy; should reach at least to the
shoulder blades, but preferably to the neck
Coat: Structure semi-long. The woolly undercoat is
covered by a smooth, water repellent upper
coat which consists of long, coarse, and glossy
hair covering the back and the sides. A fully
coated cat has a shirtfront, a full frill and
Color: All colours are permitted, including all colours
with white; except pointed patterns and chocolate
and lilac, cinnamon and fawn. Any amount of
white is allowed, i.e., a white blaze, white
locket, white chest, white on the belly, white
on the paws, etc.
Faults: General too small and finely built cats
Head *round or square head *profile with a
Ears *small ears *set too widely apart *set too
Legs short legs
Tail short tail
Coat *dry coat *knotted with lumps *too silky
Coat is evaluated only on texture and quality.
Very slow maturing of this breed should be taken into account.
Mature males may have broader heads than females.
Length of coat and density of undercoat vary with the seasons.
Kittens can take up to six months of age to develop guard hairs.