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Our Story & Values

The Southern British Shorthair Cat Club is one of the largest Breed Clubs representing the British Shorthair Cat within the UK. Established in 1992, the Club was formed to represent Breeders and Enthusiasts of British Shorthair Cats and Kittens throughout the South of the United Kingdom. We are affiliated to the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) and we play an active part in representing the views of our members.

The Southern British Shorthair Cat Club is a very progressive club and it has had an Internet presence since 1997.As the club title implies, the Southern British Shorthair Cat Club specialises in all aspects of breeding, showing and ownership of the British Shorthair Cat, Kitten and Neuter according to the GCCF Standard Of Points and requirements.


The British cat is compact, well balanced and powerful, showing good depth of body, a full broad chest, short strong legs, rounded paws, tail thick at base with rounded tip. The head is round with a good width between small ears, round cheeks, firm chin, large round and well-opened eyes and a short broad nose. The coat is short and dense. A muscular cat with an alert appearance and in perfect physical condition.

Coat colours, patterns and banding are boundless, and to date include the Lilac, Chocolate and Silver series, as well as Van, Bi-Colour and Tri-Colour patterns, and the Tipped series.

This club pioneers and encourages the correct mating of like-to-like type, to produce the officially acceptable British Shorthair right through the colour and pattern spectrum. Expert help and advice in achieving these aims is readily available through the Club Secretary.

For anyone interested in seeing our Club Accounts, all Club Accounts can be obtained, as required by the GCCF 

Southern British Cat Club Rules March 2022