WCF Standard
British Longhair


The medium to large sized cat is muscular and cobby. Chest, shoulders and back are broad and massive.
Legs are short and muscular; paws thick and round.
The tail is medium long and thick with a rounded tip and reaches to the shoulders.
The neck is short and strong.


The head is rounded, massive, broad with a firm chin. The nose is short, broad and straight.
The profile is curved (without any stop). Cheeks are full and pronounced. The large round whisker pads lend a distinct outline to the short muzzle.


The ears are medium in size, broad at the base, with slightly rounded tips. They are set wide apart.


The eyes are large and round, set wide apart.
Eye colour corresponds with coat colour.


The coat shall be medium long, smooth and very dense, with sufficient undercoat.
It shall be crisp and not flat lying, it shall stand away from the body, not too long and not flowing. A ruff and “knickerbockers” are desirable.
The tail shall be bushy, well furnished and full to emphasize the cat’s beauty.

Rather coarse and crisp, but softer than that in British Shorthair.
The coat texture may be different in colours other than blue.

Colour varieties

All colours and pointed colours with Siamese points without white are recognized. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.


A profile with a stop is a severe fault.


Scale of points


20 points


30 points

Colour of the eyes

10 points

Coat texture

10 points

Coat length

15 points

Coat colour, pattern

10 points


5 points