What is important for me when judging
When I did not have
all categories, I was more tuff as I am now, because I always
thought how serious and bad all those defects might be. But the more
categories I got the more I started to compare all the breeds with
each other, and the more I started to consider carefully, if it was
a vital defect or a defect which only disturbed my feeling of
Details like those, if a Persian has a very short nose (I
have never been a fan of) or a slightly longer nose, loose their
importance. Details like, if a Siamese is as extreme as possible,
loose their importance.
There is nothing more beautiful than a well
groomed Persian, whose coat is shiny and whose eyes look interested
in his surrounding. What important role does it play, if his nose is
not so short and if he is not so extreme?
There is nothing more
beautiful than an elegant Siamese, whose muscles on the slender body
and long legs look as pretty as in the famous marmoreal statue of
the young man throwing the discus. What important role does it play,
if the ears tip over like in bats?
Other values become more important and are in the spotlight,
such as health condition, a well balanced bone structure,
harmony, elegance of movement and a refined appearance. In
nature there are very few extreme creatures, everything follows
the principle of balance and harmony. It is us human beings who
unfortunately disturb that balance in nature and who breed
sometimes to the extreme limits.