A calm cat, gracious and robust. A large flat head with a round muzzle, large oval, blue eyes, medium sized ears that are wide and rounded.
The body is long, muscly and heavy with the same body width from the shoulders all down the back.
The fur is medium-long to long, tight and shiny with a thick ruff and shorter fur on the face. The tail is long and gets thinner towards the end and is worn long.
All the disqualifications accepted by world wide cat shows are valid.
The ragdoll has generally four principle colours : blue, seal, chocolate and lilac.
There are different blueprints
The body is pigmented right to the end, lighter than the spots, the chest and bib lighter than the body colour. The spots on the ears, face-mask, legs and the tail must harmonise in colour with the rest of the body.
The body colour must be a little lighter than the spots, white spots on the back are allowed, the belly is white without spots, the legs too and the speculum pink. Spots are found on the ears, the face mask and the tail and must be well-defined. The mask must show an upside-down V as symetrical as possible.
The ears, tail, mask, paws must be darker in colour, the end of the front paws must be white and symetrical like socks, on the back legs going as high as mid-thigh. The chin must be white. The cat may have a white flame on it’s nose, as long as it is centred.
Tabby or lynx
The tabby is found in all colours and in colorpoint, two-coloured or mitted. The colour has more or less well-defined stripes.