The British Shorthair Breed Standard
We are members of Cats United WA who are affiliated with the Co-ordinating Cat Council of Australia. This means we follow the CCCofA breed standard.
The standard is a description that is used by judges at cat shows. They have to judge different cats of different colour, sex, age and breed against one another. To do that the judge looks at which cats at the cat show are are the closest to the breed standard description for their breed.
This is how a judge can compare a male cat to a female kitten or a longhair cat to a shorthair cat.