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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Fashionable, short-nosed pets in the country, such as Bulldogs, Pekingese and Pug breeds and Persian and British Shorthair cats are particularly of concern.
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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