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Breed Standard of Points

The NZCF, in conjunction with the affiliated clubs and through the clubs, the breeders, maintains a set of breed standards, or standard of points, for each NZCF recognised breed. The objective of each breed standard is to describe as clearly as possible the ideal structure or type of the paricular breed of cat, and to describe it's coat type and colours. It is against these standards, or "ideal" cats, that each cat in a show is judged. The judges use these standards to ensure that all of the exhibits are judged fairly against a consistent standard. It is entirely possible, and in some cases normal, for the cats to not reach this ideal standard. But they are all judged against it, and the cat, which in the judges opinion, most closely conforms to the standard will receive the highest placings. Each breed has a breed code assigned, with a suffix denoting colour and/or pattern.

To look at the Standard of Points for a particular breed, please click in the table below on the name of the breed that you are interested in … the various breed standards are stored in PDF format to allow visitors to view and then print the relevant standard. If you do not have a copy of Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, please click here

Longhair Division SOPs - All
Shorthair Division SOPs - All
Longhair Division - Intro
Shorthair Division - Intro
Abyssinian
Australian Mist
Bengal
Bombay
Burmese

Burmilla Shorthair
Cornish Rex
Devon Rex
Exotic
Isle of Man Shorthair

Japanese Bobtail Shorthair

Korat
Maine Coon
Manx

Ocicat
Persian
Russian

Scottish Shorthair

Scottish Fold Shorthair

Siamese
Singapura
Sphynx

Tasman Isle of Man Longhair
Tasman Cymric

Australian Bombay
Balinese

Birman
British Shorthair

Burmilla Longhair

Cashmere
Cymric
Egyptian Mau
Isle of Man Longhair

Japanese Bobtail Longhair
Javanese
La Perm
Mandalay

Norwegian Forest Cat
Oriental Shorthair
Ragdoll

Scottish Longhair

Scottish Fold Longhair
Selkirk Rex

Siberian

Somali

Tasman Isle of Man Shorthair
Tasman Manx
Tiffany

Tonkinese

Toyger
Turkish Angora
Turkish Van