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|Update June 2009|
|Head, Eyes & Ears||Head to be short and broad, with a gently curving profile.|
|Muzzle to be of good width and rounded at the nostrils.|
|Eyes to be large, bright and bold and set with good width between.|
|Ears to be large and drooping, with lower rim parallel to the ground & set with good|
|Body Shape||To have short, cobby body; thick-set, with good width across shoulders.|
|To be fit and of good substance, with plenty of firm flesh covering shoulders.|
|To have good size appropriate to age.|
|Coat Appearance||To have smooth coat other than for a ridge which should be pronounced, unbroken,|
|erect and straight, running down the spine from between the ears to the hips.|
|The ridge should be up to approx. 2.5 cm (one inch) in height,|
|and be most pronounced at the shoulder and tapering towards the rear end.|
|Coat Feel||The coat should be soft and short other than on the ridge, which should be firm and|
|erect when brushed with the palm of the hand.|
|To be clean and free from grease.|
NB: Any Full Standard for this breed is likely to be based on that for the Abyssinian in terms of Points Allocations.
The Ridgeback is a smooth coated cavy with a pronounced, unbroken ridge of hair standing erect along the spine.
Ridgebacks may be shown in any colour or mixture of colours.
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