Teddy Breed Standard of Perfection

TEDDY

GROUPS:  SELF РAGOUTI РSOLID РMARKED

SCHEDULE OF POINTS

TYPE……………………………………………20
COAT…………………………………………..45
Density……….15
Length………..10
Resiliency…….15
Kink…………… 5
EARS………………………………………….. 5
EYES………………………………………….. 5
COLOR……………………………………….. 15
CONDITION………………………………….. 10
TOTAL POINTS……………………………….100

TO BE ENTERED AND SHOWN IN SEVEN CLASSIFICATIONS:
1. SELF – To include: Beige, Black, Chocolate, Cream, Lilac, Red, Red Eyed Orange and White
2. AGOUTI – To include: Dilute Agouti, Golden Agouti and Silver Agouti
3. SOLID GROUP A – to include: Brindle and Roan
4. SOLID GROUP B – to include: Dilute Solid, Golden Solid and Silver Solid
5. BROKEN COLOR
6. TORTOISE SHELL & WHITE
7. ANY OTHER MARKED – to include: Dalmatian, Dutch, Himalayan and Tortoise Shell

JUDGING THE TEDDY

NOTE: To avoid damaging the coat the Teddy should be lifted from underneath avoiding the tendency to apply pressure with the thumbs. Judges should pat the coat with the palm of the hand to check for density and resiliency. Density may also be checked by scissoring the coat with the index and middle finger. Close examination of the coat will determine the “kinkiness”. As a final presentation, the coat should be lightly stroked back and forth and left to rest – no break, gap or flatness should appear in a good Teddy coat.

TYPE: Points 20: Teddy cavies are to have a medium body length, with broad shoulders. They are to have a Roman nose, and a high, full crown.

COAT: Points 45: (Density 15; Length 10; Resiliency 15; Kink 5). The coat is to be close, thick, short and of as uniform length as possible. The texture is to be resilient. Hair shafts are to be “kinky”. Allow for softer coats on juniors. Ideal coat length is 3/4 inch. “The harsh plush coat of a teddy should be short, even, dense and demonstrate resiliency when touched with the palm of the hand. The Teddy is to be judged on coat resiliency.

FAULTS – Extreme center part; flat coat on body; saddle dip – caused by the way the coat lies over the back.

Disqualifications from Competition – Ridges, rosettes, side whiskers, or parts of rosettes in the coat – inclding hair reversal on the feet; satin sheen – not to be confused with the natural luster of some colors.

EARS: Points 5: The ears are to be shapely and slightly drooping, but not fallen. Ear color is to match the variety description.

EYES: Points: The eyes are to be large, full and bright. Eye color is to match the variety description.

COLOR: Points 15: Color is to match the variety description. In marked varieties color points are to be divided equally – 1/2 the points to color quality and 1/2 the points to markings.

CONDITION: Points 10: Per ARBA definition.

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