Kurilean bobtail shorthair (cat)
Kurilean bobtail shorthair (cat) is a large or medium sized, well-muscled.
Large or medium sized, well-muscled. Compact powerful body with short, pompom shaped tail.
Shape Large, in shape of a trapezium, rounded in contours. Wide at the cheekbone level. Slightly rounded in profile.
Chin Well-developed wide chin.
Nose A gentle dip from the forehead to the broad, medium long straight nose, without a definite stop.
Shape Medium sized, wide at the base, slightly pricked forward. Rounded at the tips, and open at base with lynx-like tufts and long hair out of the ears.
Placement Set wide apart and medium high. Distance between the ears is equal to the width of one ear.
Shape Rounded. Set wide apart and slightly slanted.
Colour Any colour from yellow to green. White cats and colour varieties with white may have blue or odd eyes.
Structure Compact, muscled, solid bone structure. Back shows delicate curve from the shoulders to the rump which is higher.
Medium in length, strong, sturdy. Hind legs longer than forelegs.
Composed of one or more angles or curves or any combination thereof. May be rigid or flexible. The direction of curves is not important.
Visible length of the tail (without coat) from 3 to 8 cm. Size and shape of the tail should harmonize with the overall appearance of the cat.
Structure Dense, rather fine in texture, short, with well-developed guard hair, firm awn hair and moderate undercoat.
Colour All with the exception of colourpoints, chocolate, cinnamon, fawn, lilac and the same combined with white. Any amount of white is allowed, i.e. a white blaze, white locket, white chest, white on the belly, white on the paws, etc. Refer to following tables.
Slender type. Japanese Bobtail type.
Extreme arch-like back not in harmony with the appearance of the cat.
Tail. Tail length from 8 to 12 cm or less than 3 cm.
Tail with only one vertebra.
Delayed bobtail effect.
Deformities of the spinal vertebrae.
Tail. Absence of the tail bone.
Short straight tail without angles and curves.
Tail longer than 12cm.