Brazilian Shorthair - BRA
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
Brazilian Shorthair is the original breed native for Brazil.
Top of head
The small to medium sized head is a moderate wedge, longer than broad.
Muzzle and chin
The muzzle is of medium width and clearly defined with a slight whisker break. Chin and lower jaw are firm.
The nose is of medium length and broad. The profile is slightly curved.
The eyes are large and rounded. They are set wide apart (1,5 eye width between). Eye colour corresponds with the coat colour.
The ears are large. They are higher than the width of the base. They are set high and have tufts.
Size and boning
The body is medium sized.
Muscular, yet slender and elegant
The neck is firm, but not strongly muscled.
Legs and paws
The legs are of medium length, the paws slightly rounded
The tail is of medium length to long, not broad at the base and slightly tapering
Silky in texture and close lying to the body without undercoat.
All colours and patterns, except pointed, mink and sepia colours, are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted.
See General part
Special breed faults
Too strong boning.
The novice class is not permitted outside of Brazil