Ragdoll Breed Standard 2005
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New Ragdoll Breed Standard
POINT SCORE

HEAD (40)

Large, broad equilateral triangle ..............................................20
Eyes large; vivid blue ovals......................................................10
Ears medium, wide set, moderately flared.................................5
Profile slightly curving; nose straight, chin strong ......................5

BODY (30)

Medium to large size and heavy boning ..................................15
Long, rectangular body ............................................................10
Legs moderately long; tail long ..................................................5

COAT (30)

Moderately long length, with abundant guard hairs,
but minimal woolly undercoat.................................................20
Color of body and points ..........................................................10
(The 10 points for color are to be divided 5 for white markings
and symmetry, and 5 for body and point color.)

GENERAL: the ideal Ragdoll is a medium to large, moderately longhaired, blue-eyed pointed cat. The point markings may be covered by a range of white overlay patterns. The head forms a broad, equilateral triangle, modified by a gently rounded muzzle.
The eyes are large, vivid blue ovals. The rectangular body is large and long, broad and solid, with heavy boning. It has moderately long legs, and a long plumed tail. The naturally non-matting, moderately long coat has abundant guard hairs, with minimal woolly undercoat, and flows with the body. The Ragdoll is bred to conform as perfectly as possible to the moderate type of the foundation cats.

HEAD: size and shape: proportionately large and broad.
Triangular shaped, where all sides are of equal length as measured from the outside of the base of the ear to the end of the gently rounded muzzle. Appearance of a flat plane between ears. Cheeks in line with wedge. Allow for jowls in adult males. When whiskers and fur are smoothed back, the underlying bone structure is apparent.

EYES: large, vivid blue ovals. Wide set and moderately slanted, complementing wedge.

EARS: medium-sized. Wide set and moderately flared, continuing the line of wedge. Wide at base with rounded tips, and tilted forward.

PROFILE: slightly curving; ending in straight, medium-length nose. Chin well-developed, strong, in line with nose and upper lip.

NECK: heavy and strong.

BODY: large and long, broad and solid, with heavy boning.
Rectangular in shape, with a full chest and equal width across shoulders and hindquarters. Body firm and muscular, not fat. Moderate stomach pad on lower abdomen acceptable. Females may be substantially smaller than males. Allow for slow maturation in young adults.

LEGS:
heavily boned, moderately long. Hind legs longer than front. Shorter fur on front legs, longer fur on hind legs, with full, feathery britches.

PAWS: proportionately large, round and feather-tufted.

TAIL: long, with full plume.

COAT: the naturally non-matting moderately long fur is characterized by abundant guard hairs and minimal woolly undercoat. It flows with the body. Ruff preferred. Short on face, longer on ruff, shorter on shoulder blades, lengthening toward tail. Allow shorter coats in unaltered adults, and seasonal variations.

PENALIZE: coat: thick undercoat, standing off from the body.
Eyes: small or round. Eye color: very pale blue; or blue so dark as to appear black. Nose: roman nose. Body: cobby body low on legs. Short tail; non-directional lump on tail.

DISQUALIFY: nose: any break. Color: body and point color other than those listed; eyes other than blue. Various: directional kink in tail. Crossed eyes. Extra toes.
(The above penalties and disqualifications apply to all Ragdolls. Additional penalties and disqualifications are listed under each pattern description.)

RAGDOLL COLORS

BI-COLOR PATTERN: mask: white inverted “V” remains within outer edge of eyes. Symmetry preferred. Nose leather: pink. Body: chin, chest, and underside are white. Upper body may show white spotting. Legs and feet: all white preferred. May have minor dark spots. Paw pads: pink preferred, but mixture of
colors on paw pads and fur acceptable because of two colors in pattern. (When determining color, point color of ears is the deciding factor.) Penalize: “V” extends beyond outer edges of eyes, or excessively asymmetrical. White marking on ears. Disqualify: “V” absent or has dark spotting. Extensive dark area on any leg.

VAN PATTERN:
points: point color restricted to ears, tail and mask. Ear and tail color dense and clearly defined, with minor white spotting allowed. Mask may be limited to upper part of mask which may show gradual fading of color. Body, legs and feet: pure, glistening white; minor spotting allowed. Nose leather
and paw pads:
pink. Penalize: more than twenty percent color on body. Disqualify: total absence of point color on head or tail.

COLORS (all patterns): the six point colors are seal, blue, chocolate,
lilac, red and cream. Point colors may be solid, shaded, or smoke; lynx (including tortie-lynx); and parti-colored (or tortie). All Ragdolls are pointed, but points are partially overlaid with white in the Bi-color and Van patterns. Body: even, subtle shading is permissible, but clear color is preferable. Allowance should be made for darker color in older cats as Ragdolls generally darken with age, but there must be definite contrast between body color and points. Points: (except for white overlay) mask, ears, legs, feet, tail dense and clearly defined. All of the same shade. Mask covers entire face including whisker pads, and is connected to ears by tracings. Mask should not extend over the top of the head. No ticking in points. Stomach pad may have darker shading.

SEAL POINT: body even pale fawn to cream, warm in tone, shading gradually into lighter color toward stomach and chest. Points: deep seal brown. Eye color: blue. Nose leather and paw pads: same color as points, as applicable (see specific pattern).

CHOCOLATE POINT: body ivory, shading gradually into lighter color toward stomach and chest. Points: milk-chocolate color, warm in tone. Eye color: blue. Nose leather and paw pads: cinnamon-pink, as applicable (see specific pattern).

BLUE POINT: body bluish white, cold in tone, shading gradually to white toward stomach and chest. Points: deep blue. Eye color: blue.
Nose leather and paw pads: slate colored, as applicable (see specific pattern).

LILAC POINT: body white. Points: frosty grey with pinkish tinge.
Eye color:
blue. Nose leather and paw pads: lavender-pink, as applicable (see specific pattern).

RED POINT: body clear white with any shading in the same tone as points. Points: bright apricot to deep red, deeper shades preferred, with lack of barring desirable. Eye color: blue. Nose leather and paw pads: flesh or coral pink, as applicable (see specific pattern).

CREAM POINT: body clear white with any shading in the same tone as points. Points: pale buff cream to light pinkish cream, with lack of barring desirable.
Eye color: blue. Nose leather and paw pads: flesh to coral pink, as applicable (see specific pattern).

SEAL LYNX POINT: body cream or pale fawn, shading to lighter color on stomach and chest. Body shading may take form of ghost striping or ticking. Points: seal brown bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears seal brown with paler thumbprint in center. Eye color: blue. As applicable, see specific pattern: nose leather: seal brown permitted, pink edged in seal brown preferred; paw pads: seal brown.

CHOCOLATE LYNX POINT: body ivory. Body shading may take
form of ghost striping or ticking. Points: warm milk-chocolate bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color, ears warm milk-chocolate with paler thumbprint in center. Eye color: blue. As applicable, see specific pattern:
nose leather:
cinnamon permitted, pink edged in cinnamon preferred;
paw pads:
cinnamon.

BLUE LYNX POINT: body bluish white to platinum grey, cold in tone, shading to lighter color on stomach and chest. Body shading may take form of ghost striping or ticking. Points: deep bluegrey bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears deep blue-grey with paler thumbprint in center.
Eye color: blue. As applicable, see specific pattern: nose leather: slatecolored permitted, pink edged in slate preferred; paw pads: slate-colored.

LILAC LYNX POINT: body glacial white. Body shading may take form of ghost striping or ticking. Points: frosty grey with pinkish tone bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears frosty grey with pinkish tone, paler thumbprint in center. Eye color: blue. As applicable, see specific pattern:
nose leather: lavender-pink permitted, pink edged in lavender-pink preferred;
paw pads: lavender-pink.

RED LYNX POINT: body white. Body shading may take form of ghost striping or ticking. Points: deep red bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears deep red, paler thumbprint in center. Eye color: blue.
Nose leather and paw pads: flesh or coral pink as applicable (see specific pattern).

CREAM LYNX POINT: body color clear white. Body shading may take form of ghost striping or ticking. Points: bars of pale buff cream to light pinkish cream, distinct and separated by lighter background color, ears pale buff cream to light pinkish cream, paler thumbprint in center. Eye color: blue.
Nose leather and paw pads: flesh to coral pink, as applicable (see specific pattern).

SEAL-TORTIE POINT: body pale fawn to cream, shading to lighter color on stomach and chest. Body color may be mottled with cream in older cats.
Points: seal brown variably mottled with red and/or cream. Eye color: blue.
Nose leather and paw pads: seal brown; flesh or coral pink mottling desirable, as applicable (see specific pattern).

CHOCOLATE-TORTIE POINT: body ivory, may be mottled in older cats. Points: warm milk-chocolate variably mottled with red and/or cream.
Eye color: blue. Nose leather and paw pads: cinnamon, flesh or coral pink mottling desirable, as applicable (see specific pattern).

BLUE-CREAM POINT: body bluish white to platinum grey, cold in tone, shading to lighter color on stomach and chest. Body color may be mottled in older cats. Points: deep blue-grey variably mottled with cream. Eye color: blue.
Nose leather and paw pads: slate-colored; flesh or coral pink mottling desirable, as applicable (see specific pattern).

LILAC-CREAM POINT: body glacial white; mottling, if any, in the shade of the points. Points: frost grey with pinkish tone, variably mottled with pale cream.
Eye color: blue. Nose leather and paw pads: lavender pink; flesh or coral pink mottling desirable, as applicable (see specific pattern).

SEAL-TORTIE LYNX POINT: Body cream or pale fawn, shading to lighter color on stomach and chest. Body shading may take form of ghost striping or ticking and/or cream mottling. Points: seal brown bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears seal brown with paler thumbprint in center. Variable mottling of red and/or cream overlays the markings of the points.
Eye color: blue. As applicable, see specific pattern: nose leather: seal brown permitted, pink edged in seal brown preferred, flesh or coral pink mottling may be present; paw pads: seal brown, or seal brown mottled with flesh or coral pink. NOTE: these cats resemble lynx points more than tortie points.

CHOCOLATE-TORTIE LYNX POINT: body ivory. Body shading may take form of ghost striping or ticking and/or cream mottling. Points: warm milk-chocolate bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears warm milk-chocolate with paler thumbprint in center. Variable mottling of red and/or cream overlays the markings of the points. Eye color: blue. As applicable, see specific pattern: nose leather: cinnamon permitted, pink edged in cinnamon preferred, flesh or coral pink mottling may be present; paw pads: cinnamon, or cinnamon mottled with flesh or coral pink.
NOTE:
these cats resemble lynx points more than tortie points.

BLUE-CREAM LYNX POINT: body bluish white to platinum grey, cold in tone, shading to lighter color on stomach and chest. Body shading may take form of ghost striping or ticking and/or cream mottling. Points: deep blue-grey bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears deep blue-grey with paler thumbprint in center. Variable mottling of cream overlays the markings of the points. Eye color: blue. As applicable, see specific pattern:
nose leather:
slate-colored permitted, pink edged in slate preferred, flesh or coral pink mottling may be present; paw pads: slate-colored, or slate mottled with flesh or coral pink.
NOTE: these cats resemble lynx points more than tortie points.

LILAC-CREAM LYNX POINT: body glacial white. Body shading may take form of ghost striping or ticking and/or cream mottling. Points: frosty grey with pinkish tone bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears frosty grey with pinkish tone, paler thumbprint in center. Variable mottling of cream overlays the markings of the points. Eye color: blue. As applicable, see specific pattern: nose leather: lavender-pink permitted, pink edged in lavender-pink preferred, flesh or coral pink mottling may be present; paw pads: lavender-pink, or lavender-pink mottled with flesh or coral pink.
NOTE: these cats resemble lynx points more than tortie points.

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The following information is for reference purposes only and not an official part of the CFA Show Standard.

Ragdoll Color Class Numbers
.........................................................................Male - Female
Seal Point & White............................................ 0482 - 0483
Blue Point & White ........................................... 0486 - 0487
All Other Ragdoll Colors................................... 0480 - 0481
(all other & white colors including lilac, chocolate, all lynx colors, red, cream, tortie and all van colors)
AOV....................................................................0498 - 0499
Ragdoll allowable outcross breeds: none.

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