The Standard

Schwangart 1929, rev. 1954, rev. 2010 (DE/WCF), rev. 2022 (WCF)  

The German Longhair is a large, muscular cat of long rectangular shape. It has a round and well-developed chest, the neck is solid. The muscular legs are of medium length, ending in large, round solid paws with toe tufts. The tail is of medium length and plume-bushy, thick towards base, gradually tapering towards a rounded tail tip.

The head is of trapezoidal shape with high set cheek bones and a blunt, short muzzle being slightly longer than broad. The broad chin is moderately strong developed. The gently sloping profile slightly curves down to a roman nose of medium length and width equally broad to its entire length.


The ears are of medium size, slightly tilted forwards and set wide apart. They are broad at the base with rounded tips.

The eyes are oval, large and open. They stand slightly diagonal and in far distance to each other. The eyes are uniformly coloured. All eye colours are permitted.
Blue and odd eyes are allowed only in pure white, 01 (van) 02 (harlequin) and 03 (bicolour) providing there is a white mask.

The coat is long with a frill and breeches. The easy to groom coat is shiny and silky and has undercoat. Cats with a back-parting are to be preferred.

Colours and Patterns
All colours and patterns are recognized.

• Too short coat
• Missing undercoat

Faults that exclude the certificate
• Too straight profile
• Stop

• Resembles any other breed
• Eye colour not corresponding with coat colour




Colour and pattern10
Antique Postcard (before 1945)









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