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Shorthair may refer to:

  • American Shorthair (ASH), a breed of cat believed to be descended from English domestic cats
  • Brazilian Shorthair, breed of cat
  • British Shorthair, domesticated cat whose features make it a popular breed in cat shows
  • Brown Shorthair Goat, from the Czech Republic, from crossing a native Czech breed with the German Brown Goat
  • Colorpoint Shorthair, pointed cats of Siamese ancestry and type in colors other than the four "traditional" Siamese colors
  • Domestic short-haired cat, cat of mixed ancestry—thus not belonging to any particular recognized cat breed—possessing a coat of short fur.
  • European Shorthair (or Celtic shorthair), breed of short-haired cat originating in Ancient Rome
  • Exotic Shorthair, breed of cat developed to be a shorthaired version of the Persian.
  • Oriental Shorthair, breed of cat combinining the Siamese body with a diversity of colorings and patterns

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