||STANDARD OF THE CHARTREUX CAT - english, france, german
|BODY: Medium to large, massive,
firm, muscular.Chest, large and well-developed. The chartreux,
especially the male, must always appear large with respect
to its shape.There exists a importand difference between
the male and female. She is significantly more petite,
less chubby-cheeked.However, the male must be robust and
LEGS: Medium in proportion to
the body, strong, muscular but not too long.
HEAD: Large t the base - chubby
cheekds well-developed for the adult male /less apparent for
the female/. The chubby cheeks give to the head the form of
a trapezoid, large at the base, narrower at the top.The extremity
of the muzzle can stand out from the chubby cheeks. Skull
well-developed, not bulging, with the space between the ears
straight and flat.
NOSE: Large and straight.
EYES: Large, open, not too
round, bright. The extremity of the eye is raised slighty
Color: Ranging from yellow to intense
copper. Preference for the color at the high end of
the range. No trace of green, no washed-out tone.The
color must be pure.
FUR: Lustrous, dense, the
base slightly wooly and thick. All the tints of blue
are permitted going from light gray-blue continuously
to gray-blue but the preference will go to light gray-blue.
No very marked difference of tone with the undercoat
which must be very thick, that is to say, a double layer
of fur resulting in a raised coat. No shading, no brown,
no red reflections.No stripes or tipping. The tone must
be uniform. White parts of the coat are faults!
TAIL: Medium size in proportion
to the body. The end of the tail perhaps a little sender,
but round. Color is identical to that of the body.
PAWS: Blue -gray
The Chartreux must be significantly different
from the Russian Blue and the British Blue. Crosses between
the Chartreux and these two breeds are advised against.