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I have been researching cat breeds for awhile now (son to be newbie cat mom), and I originally wanted to get a Ragdoll. Unfortunately, my dad's severe allergies have put a twist on my search for the ideal cat, and I'm now looking at Siberians. The only slight problem I have is their ruffs... I'm not crazy about the way they look. Is there a way to breed them so they don't have ruffs or is it acceptable to trim them to match the length of the rest of their fur?
 

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If you breed them so they don't have ruffs, they may not need the accepted breed standard. But! You CAN trim their coats anyway you please :)
 

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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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