Category IIIKBLKurilean Bobtail Longhair Standard
General large or medium sized, well-muscled
compact powerful body with short, pompom shaped tail
HeadShapelarge, in shape of a trapezium, rounded in contours
wide at the cheekbone level
slightly rounded in profile
Chinwell-developed wide chin
Nosea gentle dip from the forehead to the broad, medium long straight nose, without a definite stop
EarsShapemedium 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
Placementset wide apart and medium high
distance between the ears is equal to the width of one ear
set wide apart and slightly slanted
Colourqny colour from yellow to green
white cats and colour varieties with white may have blue or odd eyes
BodyStructurecompact, muscled, solid bone structure
back shows delicate curve from the shoulders to the rump which is higher
Legs medium in length, strong, sturdy
hind legs longer than forelegs
Tail 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
CoatStructuredense, rather fine in texture, medium long, with slight guard hair, well-developed awn hair and slight undercoat
a fully coated cat is desirable and has a shirtfront, a full frill, and breeches
Colourall 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 length from 8 to 12 cm or less than 3 cm.
  • tail with only one vertebra
  • delayed bobtail effect
  • deformities of the spinal vertebrae
  • absence of the tail bone
  • short straight tail without angles and curves
  • tail longer than 12cm

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