Basic Cat Standards

The main objective of the standards is to establish the physical criterion   that must serve as a guide to breeder and exhibitioners, on one side, and to the judges of the events in the other.

In general terms, the standards for an ideal cat on each breed can be resume in: color, cloak and constitution.

A cat describe as “blue” must be blue according to the standard definition, and it might be that the blue in one breed is not the same in another.

Of course, there are no really blue cats; we would be talking about a grayish bluish or a white bluish color.

About the cloak, the specified standards specify the length and the nature. In neither an exhibition a Persian o short hair would never win, in case it existed nor a European of short hair without the dense cloak that characterizes this race.

In the same way, all the cats of a concrete breed the similar constitution: there is no cabby Siamese or slim blue Russians. Once established these aspects, the standards determine neither more subtle aspects of each race, as it existed nor a European of short hair without the dense cloak that characterizes this race.

In the same way, all the cats of a concrete breed have similar constitution: there is no cobby Siamese or slim blue Russians.

Once established these aspects, he standard determine more subtle aspects of each race, as is the color of the eyes, the marks or the shape of the ears.

Organization Standards
All the organizations that offer registry services for cats with pedigree edit their own standards, which details usually change from a country to another, and even from one organization to another as happens in the United States

It is good to have in mind that the information about breeds in this book is brief; to obtain more detailed information, you must consult the standard of the organization on the case; this might suppose consulting with several organizations.

The people that which to participate with their cats in an exhibitions must be sure of having actualized information, because the standards are reviewed from time to time.

There exists standard for every race to whom the organization has  recognized, as for other breeds whose recognition is being studied doesn’t receive the final approval, due to genetic anomalies, or because there aren’t enough individuals of pure race (it is usual required at least 100 exemplars) to guarantee its subsistence without an excessive consanguinity.

The specialized press in the world of feline exhibitions informs punctually about the changes in the standards and about the admission of new breeds.

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