Pixiebob Profile and drawings

Pixiebob Profile

Descriptions with illustrations in explanation of the standard.

This document has been edited by Michael Phillips as a judge's aid for Pixiebobs.

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Introduction

Originating in the North-western USA, the loyal Pixiebob is a muscular, brawny cat bred to resemble the wild Coastal Red Bobcat. These intelligent barn cats replicate the look of the wild bobcat but have the loving personality of the domestic cat. Often called dogs in disguise, the affectionate Pixiebob is devoted to its family and can be taught to walk on a leash and to participate in family outings. A loving, trusting, tractable nature with either shorthair or longhair which can also have polydactyl (extra toed) or non-polydactyl (straight) feet. The most notable characteristics are the deep-set, heavily hooded eyes, well developed fleshy chin and short tail.

 

Head:           24 Points

 

Overall the head is medium to large with an inverted pear shape.

The profile has a slightly rounded forehead; concave curve and eye ridge to bridge of nose.

The Chin / Muzzle / Nose form an equal-sided soft diamond.

 

Sources

TICA 2008 Pixiebob Standard. www.tica.org/public/breeds/pb/intro.phb

TICA Pixiebob Breed Committee       http://www.ticapb.com

Nathalie BENT - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and http://www.pixiebob.net

Sarah Hartwell http://www.messybeast.com/poly-cats.html

Donna Cox - Alsoomse Pixiebobs http://www.alsoomsepixiebob.com

Michael Phillips - Pixieroo This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Richard Frame - Pixieroo This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

All photographs and texts are the copyrighted property of the original photographers and authors.

No portion of this document may be reproduced or copied without their written authorisation.

 

 

 

Correct Pixiebob Head

 


Lynx Tipping


Medium height, wide deep based ears

Medium to large
inverted pear shaped head

Deep Set Heavily Hooded Eyes

Nose - wide, slightly
convex large Brick

Well developed fleshy and fuzzy chin













 




Back of Head

Medium to large
inverted pear

shaped head
Deep based ears

Deep set heavily
hooded eyes


Nose

















 

Head Profile

Correct

Fault - Flat Head

 

Chin:

The Chin is well-developed, fleshy and has coarse fuzzy fur.

Aligns with nose with obvious depth.

 

 

A deficient chin is a fault

Chin Presentation

 

 

Correct

 

Fault - Deficient Chin

 

 

 

Muzzle:

Full broad muzzle.

Fleshy gently rounded whisker pads with a definite whisker break.

The Chin / Muzzle / Nose form an equal-sided soft diamond.

Muzzle Presentation

Correct

Incorrect - Muzzle Too Short

 

 

Neck: Thick, well muscled and of average length, in proportion to body.

 

 

Nose:

Wide, slightly convex, with large brick nose leather.

Brick red in colour.

Slight nose bump.

Profile: Slightly rounded forehead; concave curve from eye ridge to bridge of nose.

The head and neck with emphasis on the Chin and Muzzle are critical

to the overall look of the Pixiebob and equal 24 points.

 

 

 

Ears:           6 Points

Medium height, wide and deep based.

Set as much on the side as on top of the head with a slight outward tilt.

Rounded Top.

Lynx tipping desirable, more prominent on the longhair.

Pale thumbprint on back of ears.

Ear Height

Correct

 

Incorrect - Ears Too Small

 

 

 

 

Ear Height

Correct

Incorrect - Ears Too Tall

 

 

Eyes:             10 Points - 5 for Shape and 5 for Colour

 

Medium sized with heavily hooded soft triangle. The bushy brow is one side of the triangle.

Deep set, one eye-width apart, it is common for the Pixiebob to appear to be half asleep.

A white or cream band must surround the eye.

Mascara markings must follow the outer corner of the eyes down through to the cheeks.

Appearance of heavy fur above eyes.

Eye colour should be Gold or Brown or Gooseberry Green.

 

 

Eye with tear drop triangular shape

 

The Correct Pixiebob Eye

 

 

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Body: 26 Points

 

 

Torso

Substantial and rangy.
Medium to large in size.
Prominent shoulder blades.
The back is not level, with a slight upward slope toward the hips.
Hips are medium width, prominent, slightly higher than shoulders
sloping downwards to the tail.
Deep flank with a broad chest.
Primordial belly pouch on both males and females.
Females are proportionately smaller than males.
Heavy boning with a muscular build.

 

 

 

Back Shape

Correct

Incorrect - Back Too Flat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legs:             10 Points

Longish, with hind legs slightly longer.

Muscular with Heavy Boning.

Cow Hocking is a fault.

 

Correct

 

 

 

Boning

Correct

Disqualify  -  Fine Boning

 

 

Feet:

Large, long and wide, almost round, with large fleshy toes.

All toes, except dew claws, must rest on the floor pointing forward.

Polydactyl: allowed with a maximum of seven toes.

Leg and wrist should be straight when viewed from front.

 

Fault is when Polydactyl toes, excluding dew claws are not touching the floor.

 

 

Useful Formula For Describing Polydactyl Front Paws

Normal front foot  secondary to type                                    4 toes
Foot with extra toes that do not form a thumb (patty foot)   5; 6 (etc) toes
Mitted foot with thumb (single digit)                                     4 toes + 1 thumb
Mitted foot with 2 or more extra toes                                     4 + 2;  4 + 3 etc
Mitted foot where extra claws are tucked between the
normal foot and "thumb":                                                     4+(1)+1; 4+(2)+1; 4+(1)+2 etc
(the numbers in brackets mean extra claws that aren't
on a fully developed toe)

POLYDACTYL CATS (PART 1)  Copyright 2001-2010 Sarah Hartwell

http://www.messybeast.com/poly-cats.html

 

 

 

 

Tail - Back

Correct

Incorrect  -  Roach Backed

Disqualify -  Missing Tail or Below 1 inch

 

 

Coat - Colour - Pattern 16 Points  6 + 5 + 5

 

Coat                  6 Points

Coat, colour and pattern is secondary to type.
Both coats, long and short, facial hair is full and bushy with downward growth pattern.
Coat separates easily and is weather resistant.
Shorthair: Short stand-up coat off the body.
The belly hair is longer than the rest of the coat.
Texture is soft and woolly, having a lift which is resilient to the touch.
Longhair: Medium, under 2 inches.
The belly hair is longer than the rest of the coat.
Texture is soft and lying closer to the body than shorthair.
It is semi-dense.
Allowance is made in both coats for seasonal colour changes and white lockets.

Faults           Belly too dark.

Shorthair -  coat too close lying

Longhair  -  too long

Disqualify    Ruff around neck of a Longhair

 

Pattern:            5 Points

Small to medium spots muted by ticking.
Random spotting preferred.
Belly must be spotted.
Broken mackerel pattern allowed.
Disqualify any pattern not described.
Disqualify for lack of ticking or pattern throughout coat.

 

 

Colour:              5 Points

All shades of brown spotted tabby with warm / reddish tones preferred.
Wild hare appearance has a mandatory mouse base coat with reversed ticking having
the lightest band at the top and ending in a darker band near the skin.
The agouti hair must have several bands of colour.
Light colour from throat to belly.
The paw pads to the hocks must be dark brown / black.
The tail tip should be dark brown / black.
A white or cream band must surround the eye.
Mascara markings must follow the outer corner of the eyes down through to the cheeks.
Disqualify any colour not described.
Coat colour is secondary to type.

 

  

Condition:         5 Points

General Appearance:

The cat should exhibit the typical characteristics of its breed and its general health and
wellbeing should be evident.
 
Physical Condition:
The cat should be in excellent condition and free from any anatomical and/or postural
defects.
The judge should be able to feel the size and shape of the underlying bone structure and
muscle tone.
The basic conformation should be apparent.
 
Jaw and Bite:
Ideal requirements for all breeds are level jaws and scissor bite.
This is defined as upper and lower jaws of even length with a bite in which the outer
surfaces of the top of the lower incisors just touch the inner surfaces of the tops of the
upper incisors and the canine teeth should meet in a scissor-like position.
Jaws should be level with no distortions (ideally all teeth should be present, of normal size,
evenly positioned in the mouth, uncrowded and in correct alignment).
No wry (twisted) conditions of face or mouth allowed.
  
Presentation:
The cat should be well groomed, free from poweder, dust, dandruff and or evidence of
parasites.
Its paws should be completely clean with tips removed from the claws.
In cats with areas of white hair, the white should be clean and free from staining.
 
 
Allowable outcrosses:                        None.
 
 
 
Sources
With kind permission, drawings have been used from the following people and sites:
 
TICA 2008 Pixiebob Standard.                 www.tica.org/public/breeds/pb/intro.phb
TICA Pixiebob Breed Committee                 http://www.ticapb.com
Sarah Hartwell                                              http://www.messybeast.com/poly-cats.html
Donna Cox - Alsoomse Pixiebobs                 http://www.alsoomsepixiebob.com
Michael Phillips - Pixieroo                  www.pixieroo-pixiebob.com    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

All photographs and texts are the copyrighted property of the original photographers and authors.

No portion of this document may be reproduced or copied without their written authorisation.

This document has been edited by Michael Phillips as a judge's aid for Pixiebobs.
All other use is forbidden without written consent.
www.pixieroo-pixiebob.com    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it