Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
The ruff is one the beautiful characteristics of the Siberian's coat, and breeders that would show a cat without a ruff would be penalized 5 points for lack of length and likely not advance to a judge's finals.
The CFA show standard stiplulates a generous ruff:
"There should be an abundant full collar ruff setting off the head in adults."
Yes, you could trim it back if you wished.
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Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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