British Shorthair British Shorthair - Silver Tabby] The British Shorthair, Great Britain's working cat, is, today, a sturdy and muscular cat with a short, plush coat. The breed was developed in Europe from non-pedigree cats. The British Shorthair's origins are those of the native working cats - the street and yard cats of Britain. The early British Shorthair and the French Chartreux were of similar type and many breeders think they were originally the same cat. Today, breeders have taken great care to produce two distinct breeds.Many shorthairs were shown at the famed Crystal Palace, in 1895, and they captured the hearts of the people at the shows until the Persian grabbed the limelight. British Shorthairs were then to remain out of favour until the 1930s, when a small number of dedicated breeders took an interest in them. In the United States the first of these cats were called British Blues as blue was the only recognised colour at the time and they were not as defined as the British Shorthairs of today. It is a medium to large, sturdy cat with a powerful body and a thick tail. British Shorthairs are very independent, yet extremely affectionate. They enjoy people and will happily follow their owners around the house. They are easy to groom because their fur does not tangle and should be combed very lightly. They make ideal pets for families and they equally at home with a person living on their own. Recommended Breeders Breeder NameKennelState Tom Marshall Marshall Park NSW Contact Suzanne Bolland Sumibo WA Contact Peter and Maxine Williams Hereiz QLD Contact Roy Mallinder Dassin QLD Contact Sally Tonks Ewenique TAS Contact Sue Lloyd Britopia QLD Contact Diana Hunt Cambria NSW Contact Daryl Styles Histyle VIC Contact Barry and Lorraine Hillier Sharad SA Contact Carolyn Pawsey Miralea VIC Contact Marilyn Angelo Sawadas NSW Contact carol Marchese britacharmed VIC Contact Julie Maas Ambritt QLD Contact Pamela Lanigan Cuddleton WA Contact Julie Dallow Trubador VIC Contact Jacqueline Gardner Woodedge Australian Capital Territory Contact hELEN SCHEMBRI WITCHCATZ VIC Contact Warren Chesser Keturah VIC Contact Karen Privett Sixribbons Q.F.A. 877 QLD Contact Judy Gard Cathy Steadman Juca VIC Contact Ann Elphick Shyann NSW Contact Jacqueline Whitehouse Purshantys Cattery WA Contact Kay Nelson Westminster NSW Contact Angela Mayne BYMYSIDE VIC Contact Kylie Terlier BLUEPRINTS QLD Contact Megan Inglis Topkatz SA Contact Lin Stuart AILUROLOVE NSW Contact Denise Brown Britmania VIC Contact Cherie Huebner Mischievous VIC Contact Denise Lawson Lynx NSW Contact faye martini-jakson kalame VIC Contact Shelly Frazer Diegan Dienamic Kennels VIC Contact Shannon Gharib CHUBBYBRITZ NSW Contact Rosemary Mulcahy metebelis WA Contact Cathy Tricarico Bevington VIC Contact T Jensen JENCATS QLD Contact Lindy Heddle Mahaska TAS Contact Tracey Bill Furdinkum QLD Contact Kirsty Wilson Harvestmoon SA Contact Vikki Gauci Shikobee NSW Contact Troy Scaddan Cocatrolis WA Contact Julie Pickens Britzobeauty WA Contact Leanne Gibbons Valentri TAS Contact Robbie Walker Duart QLD Contact HUIYAN WANG CHLORIS VIC Contact Maureen Stepanoff Furreleda WA Contact Hilary Morton Aslanton TAS Contact Yijun Pan Fancier VIC Contact Janice Gablonski Birchfield QLD Contact Jacqueline Jefferson Natakye NSW Contact Briana Guy Chariot of Freya Australian Capital Territory Contact Nica Moss Royal Soul VIC Contact Matthew Branagh barradene VIC Contact Pauline Biffin Hightop Park NSW Contact Suzy Keating Belarley Aarize SA Contact Natarcha Berquist Miriella SA Contact Lisa Hutton RoyalClaire NSW Contact laura menabue Lil Kritters VIC Contact Chris Merritt Carinya QLD Contact jenny koch Mayfield VIC Contact *** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality kittens of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or kitten or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their kittens and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or kitten.