The Short-Haired Cat Society is the senior Breed Club for British and Foreign Shorthairs. It was first constituted in 1901 and was a Founder Member of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, catering for all the then known Shorthair breeds.
It has always been responsible for all the colours of British Shorthairs and has also incorporated the Manx Breed. As the numbers of breeders interested in Abyssinian, Burmese and Siamese cats became large in number, Clubs were set up to cater individually for these breeds, whilst the SHCS continued its pioneer work on the presentation of new varieties to the Cat Fancy.
Recognition was gained for the Chestnut Brown Shorthair, the first 'Siamese type' Shorthair with solid coat colour, which was later renamed the Havana and later the Society gained recognition for the Foreign (now Oriental) Lilac Shorthair.
The Society at present also has responsibility for the Oriental Black, Blue and Spotted Tabbies. The Society has always catered for the Russian Blue breed in conjunction, at times, with various specialist Clubs which have been formed from time to time.
Recognition for the Korat breed was gained in 1977 The Society is a member of the British Shorthair Group Committee, the Russian B.A.C., the Korat B.A.C. and the Oriental J.B.A.C. through which Stewards and Judges are trained and which oversees Breed Standards of Points in the G.C.C.F.
Who We Are
The Club Committee
Vice Presidents ~
Chairman, Hon Sec & Russian/BSH BAC Representative ~ Catherine Kaye - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chairman ~ Jeanette Knapp - email@example.com
Hon Treasurer, Membership Secretary & GCCF Delegate ~ Doreen Goadby - firstname.lastname@example.org
Minute Secretary ~ Angela Cooper
Show Manager ~ Linda Ashmoore - email@example.com
Show Support ~ Karen Kempsell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Member ~ Caroline Wren - email@example.com
Committee Member ~ Wayne Vessey - firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Member ~ Jill Martin - email@example.com
Committee Member & Oriental BAC Representative ~ Jan Hirst - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our History & What we can offer....
The Society's Cats...
The club officially caters for British, Korats, Oriental and Russian, you can now read about each breed on our breed pages. The show however encompasses all Shorthaired Breeds and we welcome for all shorthaired breeders/owners and Household/Pedigree pet owners as members.
What the Club can Offer members...
A Welcoming Club with a superb Shorthair Annual Breed Show.
We offer our members a kittens/stud/website listing free of charge please just email the webmaster email@example.com
Discounts on DNA Testing
We are registered with the Animal DNA laboratory and Langford Diagnostic Services Club members are entitled to considerable discounts
Please contact Doreen Goadby - firstname.lastname@example.org or Catherine Kaye - email@example.com to get your discount if you wish to use either laboratory for testing. Please go to http://www.animalsdna.com and http://www.langfordvets.co.uk/laboratory_owners.htm for further details
Our club offers special rosettes for title winners FOC at the request to our show support Karen Kempsell firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're applying for a GCCF prefix, you will need your form endorsed by a GCCF affiliated club. The SHCS can sign your application upon joining the club.
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