Domestic Short-Hairs

A domestic short-haired cat is a short-haired domestic cat of mixed ancestry that does not belong to a recognised cat breed. In the cat fancy, such cats are designated Domestic Shorthair (DSH), a pseudo-breed, for registry classification purposes (uncommonly, some such cats are actuallypedigreed). Domestic short-haired cats should not be confused with the British Shorthair, American Shorthair or other breeds with “Shorthair” names, which are breeds recognised by various registries. In British English, they are often referred to as moggies.