The FIFE Standard

General Appearance: the Ragdoll is a large and compact cat with a strong skeleton body, powerful in its entirety.

Size : big

Head: medium-sized, wedge-shaped; there is a flat surface between the ears.

Nose: should present a slight depression in the upper third.

Cheeks: well developed, tapering towards a long rounded and well developed snout.

Muzzle: of medium length and well developed.

Ears: medium in shape and size, broad at the base, with rounded ends, positioned broadly on the skull, slightly tilted forward.

Eyes: large and oval; the outer edge of the eye opening is at the same level as the base of the ears.
Blue in color, as intense as possible in relation to body color.

Neck: short and strong.

Body: long, medium bone structure, muscular chest, broad and well developed.
More muscular and heavier in the hips.
The mature cat has broad shoulders like the hips.

Paws: length and medium bone.
The hind legs are slightly higher than the front ones and give the back line the impression of a slight uplift.
Large, round and compact feet, with tufts between the fingers.

Tail: long, medium wide at the base, which tapers slightly towards the tip and in proportion with the body.
Well supplied and thick.

Mantle: of medium length, dense, soft and of silky texture, adherent to the body; opens when the cat moves.
Longer around the neck, it frames the outer edge of the face giving the appearance of a bib.
Short on the snout, it increases in length from the top of the head to the shoulders down to the back.
From medium to long on the sides, on the stomach and on the sides.
Short or medium length on the front legs.


Females are definitely smaller than males
The development of cheeks in adult males should be considered
The development of this breed is slow

Defects: narrow head, nose with stop, Roman nose, large or small ears, pointed ears, almond-shaped eyes, neck too long or too thin, stocky body, narrow chest, short legs, crooked fingers, lack of tufts between the fingers , short tail, tail with blunt tip, short coat (seasonal).

Disqualification: not blue eyes.

Points scale: total 100
Head: 25 – general shape, nose, forehead, cheeks and snout, jaw and teeth, shape of the chin and size and shape of the eyes
Eye color: 5
Body: 20 – shape, size and bone
Ears: 5 – shape and position
Paws: 5 – length of legs, shape of legs
Tail: 5 – shape and length
Mantle: 20 – color and markings
Hair: 10 – quality and texture, length
Condition: 5