Felis ISSN 2398-2950 British shorthair Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd Specification Biological data Specification Picture General information One of the earliest recognized UK breeds, developed from shorthaired non-pedigree cats. Shorthairs have been awarded Championship status, with the exception of lilac self (Provisional from June 1998), chocolate, red self and chocolate and lilac tabbies (Preliminary status). A sturdy, independent breed with a quiet voice. Needs regular grooming. Biological data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further Reading PublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information USA Visit the Cat Fanciers' Association website to search for details of CFA Affiliated cat clubs -www.cfa.org. CFA British Shorthair Breed Council - www.britishshorthairbc.org/bshbc001.htm UK Visit the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy website to search for details of GCCF Affiliated cat clubs - www.gccfcats.org. British Shorthair Cat Club - britishshorthaircatclub.co.uk/index.html.