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British Shorthair

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The British Shorthair cat breed is a stocky, sturdy cat resembling a plush teddy bear. The British Shorthair personality translates to a calm, affectionate cat who enjoys being near his favorite people.

While solid blue is the color most associated with the breed, so much so that this breed is sometimes known as the British Blue, British Shorthair kittens are found in a number of other colours and patterns as well. It is accepted for show in most colors and patterns, except colorpoint.

Like the Abyssinian, the British Shorthair breed suffered dramatic losses during World War II in England, and other breeds were brought in to bolster the gene pool and restore the old type.

The British Shorthair was first accepted for championship status in the United States by ACA in 1967; it was not accepted in CFA until 1980.

This breed is simply known as the "Shorthair" in Great Britain.

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Associations: British Shorthairs are accepted by all major associations.

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