British shorthair

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British shorthair

a type of shorthaired cat with a large, round head and stocky body; includes many different varieties based on color of haircoat. It is contrasted with the 'foreign' shorthair type, with a slim body and almond-shaped, slanted eyes, that includes the Russian blue, Abyssinian and Somali breeds. The breed is affected by neonatal erythrolysis and hemophilia B.
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Two British shorthair cats, they are just part of a long line of cats that my mum renews each time a pair of them pass away.
Sue James, of Medway Grove, Hawkes-ley, who bred British Shorthair cats, admitted eight charges of animal cruelty at the city's magistrates' court.

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