|Very wide through the eyes, giving a soft round appearance, angles are blurred.||Good width across the wedge, eyes tend to be rounder||Moderate wedge has pleasing lines. Eyes are oval or tear shaped. Not round. Not almond.||Narrower through the eyes, eyes start to tilt, change to almond shape||Little difference in angle between muzzle plane and cheekbone plane, eyes often small|
|Notes: As the width of the top part of the wedge widens, the muzzle also broadens in order not to create an exaggerated, pinched look. When the head is too broad, the width in the muzzle adds to the rounded appearance and all angularity appears lost. When the top part of the wedge, narrows, the eyes start to change shape and to tilt rather than being level set. The muzzle either narrows to a point in order to maintain differentiation between cheekbone and muzzle planes or the two sets of planes start to blend together providing the appearance of a straight line wedge.|
|ACFA||10 Shape||Face broad, at eye level looks broader due to thick fur at side of head.|
Head & Neck
|The head is a medium wedge. The muzzle is blunt and forms part of the total wedge. There is no exaggerated pinch or whisker break. When the whiskers are drawn back, the true head profile appears. The face is broad at eye level and looks broader due to thick fur at the side of the head. The forehead is high. The top of the skull is flat and long, descending straight to just above the eyes and then continues on a downward angle in a straight line to the tip of the nose. No nose break or stop is observed.|
Head & Neck
|Smooth, medium wedge, neither long and tapering nor short and massive. Muzzle is blunt, and part of the total wedge, without exaggerated pinch or whisker break....The face is broad across the eyes due to wide eye-set and thick fur.|
|Short wedge. Faults: Square head. Round head. General: Siamese type.|
Head & Ears
|The wedge from tip of nose to eyes is short. The distance
from eyes to ears should be equal to or slightly longer than the wedge.
The top of the head should appear flat between the ears. The whisker
pads are prominent giving a broad end to the head.
Faults: Oriental type. Cobby or British type.
|TICA||15||Shape: Modified wedge with seven flat planes. The seven flat planes are: A vertical line from the tip of the nose to the bottom of the chin; The profile from the tip of the nose to the forehead; The flat top head from the front of the forehead back; Two planes in the muzzle (one on each side); Two planes formed by the high, wide cheekbones (one on each side). General: The Russian Blue is a distinctively elegant cat of foreign body type with an angular, modified wedge-shaped head consisting of seven flat planes.|