Head & Ears: Head round and massive with great breadth of skull; well-balanced. Small round-tipped ears, set wide apart and low on
head, fitting into the rounded contour of the head, with full ear furnishings but not unduly open at base. Full cheeks, round forehead.
Short broad nose of even width with stop (break). Nose leather fully formed. Strong chin and full muzzle with broad and powerful jaws,
without a pinch. Short thick neck.
Eyes: Large full round eyes; brilliant and pure in colour, decidedly blue, and set well apart. Bold and not deep set.
Body: Large or medium in size; of cobby type; low on legs. Broad deep chest; massive shoulders and well muscled level back.
Legs & Paws: Short thick strong legs. Large round firm paws, well tufted. Toes carried close, five in front, four behind.
Tail: Short and bushy but in proportion to body length.
Coat: Long and thick. Fine silky texture, not woolly. Glossy full of life. Full frill covering shoulders and continuing in a deep frill between
the front legs. The points (mask, legs, feet and tail) should be as evenly coloured as possible. There should be a good contrast between
the points and body colour. Light body shading, if present, to be confined to the shoulders and flanks, and should tone with the points.
The mask should cover the entire face, including the chin and whisker pads; it should not extend over the head, although the mask of a
mature male is more extensive than that of a mature female. The points should be free of white hairs and any areas of non-pigmented fur.
NOTE: The rate at which the points colour develops is variable; the dilute colours taking the longest.
Scale of Points:
Head & Ears including general head shape and set of eyes; nose length, width and stop; width of cheeks and muzzle; forehead and teeth
Eyes including size, shape and colour - 25
Body including shape size and bone structure; tail and length of tail; height and thickness of legs - 25
Coat including colour; texture and quality; points -evenness of colour, tabby markings, patching and intermingling as appropriate - 25
Total = 100
SOLID POINT COLOURS - the colour on all points should be evenly matched in tone and free from any patchiness. Nose leather, eye
rims and paw pads to tone with the points colour.
13b1 - Sealpoint - points seal brown with toning creamy-white body colour.
13b2 - Bluepoint - points blue with glacial white body colour.
13b3 - Chocolatepoint - points chocolate in colour and warm in tone, with ivory-white body colour.
13b4 - Lilacpoint - points lilac in colour and warm in tone, with magnolia-white body colour.
13b5 - Redpoint - points rich red with apricot-white body colour.
13b7 - Creampoint - points cream with toning creamy-white body colour.
TORTIE POINT COLOURS - the colour on the points should be the base seal, blue, chocolate or lilac, which has been broken with
shades of red or cream. Ideally, all the points should show some red or cream. A blaze is permissible. Nose leather, eye rims and paw
pads to tone with the points colour.
13b6 - seal tortie point - points seal broken with shades of red; toning creamy body colour.
13b8 - blue-cream point - points blue and shades of cream; glacial to creamy-white body colour.
13b9 - chocolate tortie point - points chocolate and shades of red with ivory to apricot-white body colour.
13b10 - lilac-cream point - points lilac-cream - points lilac and shades of cream with magnolia to creamy-white body colour.
TABBY POINT COLOURS - there should be a clearly defined 'M' marking on the forehead, 'spectacle' markings round the eyes and
spotted whisker pads. The front legs have broken rings from the toes upwards; barring on the hind legs is confined to the front of the upper
leg and thigh, the back of the leg from toe to hock being solid points colour. Ears solid but showing clear 'thumb marks' which are less
apparent in dilute colours and mottled in the tortie tabby points. Hair inside the ears lighter, giving the appearance of a pale rim, ear
tufts lighter in colour. Tail with broken rings. Nose leather pinkish outlined in pigment, or to tone with the points. Eye rims and paw pads
to tone with the points.
NON-TORTIE TABBY COLOURS - these colours show distinct tabby markings, although they are much more subtle in the dilute colours.
13b11 - seal tabby point - seal brown marking on a pale brown agouti background; body colour a toning creamy-white. Nose fur may be
ginger towards the leather.
13b12 - blue tabby point - blue markings on a light beige agouti background; body colour glacial white. Nose fur may be fawn towards
13b13 - chocolate tabby point - chocolate markings on a light bronze agouti background; body colour ivory-white. Nose fur may be
bronze towards the leather.
13b14 - lilac tabby point - lilac markings on a pale beige agouti background; body colour magnolia-white.
13b15 - red tabby point - rich red markings on a light apricot agouti background; body colour apricot white.
13b17 - cream tabby point - cream markings on a paler cream agouti background; body colour a toning creamy-white.
TORTIE TABBY POINT COLOURS - These colours show the normal tabby pattern which has been patched and overlaid with shades of
red or cream. The extent and distribution of the tortie areas is not important providing that both elements, tortie and tabby, are clearly
13b11 - seal tortie tabbypoint - seal brown markings on a pale brown agouti background overlaid and patched with shades of red; toning
creamy body colour.
13b18 - blue-cream tabbypoint - blue markings on a light beige agouti background, overlaid and patched with shades of cream; body
colour glacial to creamy-white.
13b19 - chocolate tortie tabbypoint - chocolate markings on a light bronze agouti background, overlaid and patched with shades of red;
body colour ivory to apricot-white.
13b20 - lilac-cream tabbypoint - lilac markings on a pale beige agouti background, overlaid with shades of cream; body colour
magnolia to creamy-white.