18 May, 2016
British Shorthair Cat
British Shorthair Cat Breed
You probably didn’t know it, but you may have grown up with the British Shorthair Cat. He is most famous for the clever cat of Puss in Boots and the grinning Cheshire Cat of Alice in Wonderland.
The British Shorthair is a cat native to England. With the start of cat shows back in the Victorian era, cat fanciers began to breed the cats to a particular standard and keep pedigrees for them. At the earliest cat shows, British Shorthairs were the only pedigreed cats exhibited. All others were simply described by coat type or color.
British Shorthair Cat Information
Two world wars devastated the breed, and few British Shorthairs remained after World War II. With the help of other breeds, the Shorthairs, as they are called in Britain, were revitalized.
The American Cat Association recognized the British Shorthair in 1967, but the Cat Fanciers Association did not accept it until 1980. Now, all cat associations recognize the breed.
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