Designed to be a tiger for the living room, the Toyger should represent its larger counterpart in all respects except temperament. It is a medium sized cat, with females weighing 7-10 pounds and males 10-15 pounds. The head should be medium in size; long, broad and deep with all contours well-defined, muscular, and rounded. Ears should be small and rounded, set as much on the sides as the top of the head, thickly furred and without furnishings. The eyes of the Toyger should be small to large, circular, and with a gentle hooding of the upper inside. The eyes should be rich and deep in color.
The body of the Toyger is medium in build, with long and muscular rolling contours. It is strong and robust but not blocky. Legs should be medium in length, as long in the back as in the front, with feet that seem large and are well-knuckled. This breed was designed to replicated the look of the tiger in a cat for the living room, and this intent should be well-showcased in both body and coat.
The Toyger coat should be short, the only exception to this is slight length to the darker markings as compared to the lighter. Longer fur in the jowls and temples is preferred as well. It should be thick and luxurious, unusually soft and plush while resilient. The markings are those of a modified mackerel tabby and must be extreme and distinct with clear, sharp edges. Body stripes should be vertically aligned with encircling marks on neck, legs and tail. Facial strips and markings should be circular around the face. Ears should have dark backs and a light thumbprint towards the top is desirable. The trade marks of the tiger face, black mascara, lipstick and whisker spots with white spectacles are highly desirable.