Toy Bob - TOB
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
The Toy-Bob is a cat of small size, short body, with strong bone structure, broad chest and a short neck. Well muscled. Back is almost straight. Shortened tail. Only seal point colour. Cats only reach maturity by 1,5 years. Adult cats have a preferred weight of less than 2 kg. Males should be larger than females.
Top of head
Short trapezium shape with gently rounded contours. Top of head is full (slightly rounded), not flat.
Face and muzzle
Medium rounded cheek bones, clearly defined.
Profile and chin
Distinctly curved profile with a dip from the forehead to the nose at the mid eye level. A definite stop is not allowed.
Large, open wide and round. Very expressive. Set almost straight and wide apart.
Ears medium sized, with rounded tips.
Format and boning
Body structure is square, small, compact, short, solid and muscular. Broad rib cage. Back is almost straight. Sexual dimorphism is pronounced.
Short and powerful.
Shape and width
The back is almost straight, the rump has a minimal rise.
Legs and paws
The legs are strong, medium in length, with the hind legs slightly longer than the forelegs. Paws are oval, with elongated toes on the hind legs.
Flexible, preferably composed of several kinks and curves in any combination, but may also be almost straight. Visible length not less than 3 cm and not longer than 1/3 of the body length.
Dense & resilient, without a shorter undercoat. The topcoat is the same length as the undercoat. Kittens may have a woolly coat.
Seal point only. Evenness of body coat and contrast with the points are more important than a pale coat. Point colour dense and even. Mask and tail should be a matching seal colour.
See general part.
Special breed faults
Wedge shaped, or narrow head
Any change of type suggesting outcrossing with other breeds
White spots and lockets (excluding neuters)
Any outcross is forbidden.