A British Shorthair is a domestic cat with a chunky body, dense coat and broad face. This type of cat comes in different colors but the most popular is the "British Blue". It is called that because in an angle of shade the cat's fur appears to be blue even though the cat is grey. In modern times it remians the most popular pedigreed breed in its native country, as registered by the UK's Governing Council of the Fancy Cat (GCCF)

The breed has been in a few movies and/or animations like The Chesire Cat in "Alice's Adventure in Wonderland" by:Tenniel or " I Can has Cheezburger?" by: the LolCat.