Thai - THA
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
The Thai is a harmonious pointed shorthair cat without extremes. It should resemble the aboriginal Thai cats (Whicien-maat).
Top of head
Moderately wedge shaped with gently rounded contours.
Muzzle and chin
Gently rounded cheekbones with medium set, moderately short rounded muzzle.
Profile with a smooth concave transition at the level of the inner eye corner. Slightly curved forehead. Straight nose of medium length.
Large, set wide. Upper lid almond shaped, lower lid rounded. The eyes are set at a slant, with the outer corner of the eye set slightly higher than the inner one. The colour is intense blue, the deeper the better.
Medium size, with rounded tips, medium width at base, moderately cupped. Inside edges have a slight outward tilt following the line of the modified wedge (Not lower than ten and two on the hands of a clock).
Size and boning
Strong, well muscled, but slender and elegant at the same time. Medium boning, medium size. Rectangular format.
Torso neither long nor short, of even width.
Neither sturdy nor long.
Legs and paws
Medium in length, paws are rounded.
From long to medium
Medium broad at base, slightly tapering to the tip.
Glossy, close lying to the body, fine in texture, minimal undercoat is acceptable
All pointed colours without white are recognized.
See general part
Special breed faults
White lockets and white spots 09.
Slow development of points to be taken into consideration in kittens or juniors.
Cross-breeding with other breeds is prohibited.