Origin of breed

British Shorthair – one of the oldest cat’s breed, known since the XIX century. Its main feature – fur, which has unusual, so-called “plush” texture. The breed originally hails from England. Today there are several versions of its origin. It is believed that Roman conquerors could bring these cats to the island, as well as it is talked about the French mariners whose supplies were guarded by the British cats, and so they came to England.
At the end of the XIX century British shorthair cat participated in the first cats’ exhibition, which was held in London at the Crystal Palace and organized by Harrison Ware. This cat became the best! Ever since this breed is well recognized and loved all over the world. Then and there the only recognized color of British Shorthair cat – was blue. Now there are more than a hundred.