The breed

You can find thousands of descriptions of British shorthair cat in the Internet, and not all of them are equally interpret features of the breed and this is understandable. In today's world there are a great number of organizations engaged in improving feline of different breeds of cats and each of them sets its standards in accordance with their vision of the breed. In Russia there are more than 5 systems (WCF, FIFe, CFA, TICA, MFA, etc.). Given the diversity of systems leads to a similar general impressions about the breed and to discrepancies in the descriptions of particular phenotype.


Our cattery is working to improve the breed in WCF  (World Cat Federation), respectively in their work guided by the standard of this system.


Standard of breed


British Shorthair (BRI)



The medium to large sized cat is muscular and cobby. Chest, shoulders and back are broad and massive. Legs are short and muscular; paws thick and round. The tail is medium long and thick with a rounded tip and reaches to the shoulders. The neck is short and strong.


The head is rounded, massive, broad with a firm chin. The nose is short, broad and straight. The profile is curved (without any stop). Cheeks are full and pronounced. The large round whisker pads lend a distinct outline to the short muzzle.


The ears are medium in size, broad at the base, with slightly rounded tips. They are set wide apart.


The eyes are large and round, set wide apart. Eye colour corresponds with coat colour.


The coat is short and very dense, not close lying. It stands away from the body like plush due to the sufficient undercoat. The texture is not woolly, it is crisp.

Colour varieties

All colours and colours with Siamese points without white are recognized. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.

Colour varieties

A profile with a stop


Scale of points


20 points


30 points

Colour of the eyes

10 points

Coat texture

10 points

Coat length

15 points

Coat colour, pattern

10 points


5 points


Breed in other systems: