WCF standard
British shorthair


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 is short and very dense, not close lying. It stands away from the body like plush due to the sufficient undercoat. The texture is not woolly, it is crisp.

Colour varieties

All colours and 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