About the beautiful British Shorthair

A quarter of all kittens registered with the GCCF each year are British Shorthairs, making the British the most popular pedigree cat in the UK. The British is a patient, relaxed soulmate, forming strong bonds with human companions of all ages and being tolerant of other pets such as dogs and rabbits.  Whilst not overly talkative, your British will take a great interest in the family routines and will make sure that he is always on hand to ensure things are done properly and on time!  British kittens have an adorable teddy-bear quality which combines with a comical and affectionate personality.  Slow to mature, the calm and easygoing British deserves his  place as number one in the hearts of the British family. 

Please use the link provided to see the current Breed Standard.    Members of constituent Breed Clubs affiliated to the GCCF work in what we call a BAC ( Breed Advisory Commitee. 

The Breed Standard, in part, written many moons ago is currently getting updated by an approved sub group of the BAC which has been meeting approximately ecvery two weeks by Zoom to discuss and update the descriptions of the breed pattens and colours etc.  

The sub group have almost completed their work which will then be submitted to the BAC  for the whole commitee to peruse and agree any changes before sending the whole document out to the constituent Breed Clubs.