The dictionary defines balance as an harmonious arrangement of all the parts of the whole. When in balance, all attributes of a show cat seem to flow naturally and seamlessly one into the other. Nothing jars the eye. Balance is that which is â€œright,â€ neither too much nor too little.
Part of being able to judge any breed of cat, is developing an eye for evaluating a feline's general proportions. This skill, combined with knowledge of the breed's standard, will serve you well in comparing individual kitties. Learn how to hone your ability to see the proportions of a cat at a glance.