CANADIAN SPHINX: TICA HEAD STANDARD
Size: medium Shape: modified wedge with rounded contours, head length slightly greater than its width. Skull: Slightly rounded with a fairly flat front. Profile: light or middle stop on the bridge of the nose. Cheeks: pronounced. Muzzle and chin: A strong, rounded muzzle with distinctive mustache pads and a strong chin. NECK Length: medium. Shape: rounded, well muscular. Feature: slightly curved from the line of the shoulders to the base of the skull. Strong, especially in males. EARS Shape: wide at the base and open. Size: very large. Postav: straight, sit not too low and not too high on the head. Feature: The inside is completely woolless. A small amount of wool is allowed on the outside and at the outer base of the ears. EYES Shape: round lemon-shaped Size: large. Expression: elongated towards the outer edge of the ears. The distance between the eyes is slightly larger than the size of the eye. Color: Ideally consistent with color, but green and greenish brown are allowed. BODY Size: medium. Length: medium to medium-long format. Chest: Broad, can be barrel-shaped. Belly: rounded, it seems that the cat ate well, but not fat. Addition: average. Musculature: well developed, not graceful. TAIL Shape: flexible and mobile, pointed from the body to the end (rat tail). Length: proportional to body. Feature: Lion tail (a tuft of wool at the end) is allowed. LEGS Length: proportional to the body. The hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs. The front legs are widely set. Addition: average. Musculature: strong, muscular FEET Shape: oval with long graceful fingers. Size: Medium. Paw pads: thicker than other breeds, giving the impression of a cat walking on air cushions. Fingers: very long, graceful and developed. COVER AND SKIN Length: appearance of hairlessness. It may be covered with soft, fine down, may have a tuft of wool at the end of the tail. Texture: suede. When stroking some cats, a feeling of greater stiffness may be created. Vibrissas: broken and short. Folds: the skin is very folded in kittens. Adults should keep as many folds as possible, especially on the head, although folding should not be so pronounced as to affect the normal functions of the cat. DISADVANTAGES Too small cats. Too thin body, fragile or graceful build; too massive and gross body. Lack of folds on the head. Direct profile. Narrow head. Naughty character. A significant amount of hair above the ankles. WITHOUT AWARDS AWARDS Wavy coat or speculation that the cat is a bald Cornish or Devon Rex. Any signs of hair removal, haircuts, plucking or other hair removal procedures. Aggressiveness of a cat that does not allow to pick it up for refereeing.