Rasstandard (FIFe 2002-01-01)
The European can be compared to the kind of domestic cat, which has developed naturally, i.e. without having been subjected to special rules for breeding.

AppearenceThe ideal European is presumed to be totally free of any admixture of other breeds. Breeding should be based on the fact that it is a robust and supple cat, which is not different, from the point of view of anatomy, from the European domestic cat.

SizeMedium to large.
ShapeFairly large. The face gives the impression of being rounded but is a little longer than its breadth.

ForeheadForehead and skull slightly rounded.

CheeksWell developed.

NoseStraight, of medium length and uniformly broad throughout its length. The transition between the nose and the forehead is marked by a shallow indentation between the eyes.

ShapeMedium in size, slightly rounded at the tips and may be tufted. The height of the ears corresponds to the width of the base.

PlacementSet well apart and fairly upright.
ShapeRounded and open; widely separated and set slightly oblique.

ColourClear and pure colour. Green, amber, blue Odd eyed: one eye blue, the other one amber
Medium long and muscular.
StructureRobust, strong and muscular, not cobby. Chest round and well developed.
Strong and sturdy, medium in length and narrowing steadily into firm, round paws.

PawsFirm and round.
Medium long, rather thick at the base, tapers gradually to a rounded tip.
StructureShort and dense; springy and glossy.

ColourFor colour varieties refer to the following tables.
Perfect physical condition, well balanced physically and temperamentally.
Colour varieties as a result from cross breeding with other breeds are not permitted.
HeadHanging jowl-pouches.
Faults precluding the certificate
HeadDefinite stop of the nose.

Body- Too cobby
- Too slender

Coat- Long or woolly coat
- Any appearance of cross breeding (hybrid)