Gifts for Brazilian Shorthair Cat Lovers. The Brazilian Shorthair cat is a natural breed, a medium-sized cat that comes in a variety of coat colors and patterns. The Bazilian Shorthair cat originated from a cat breeder and founder of the first Cat Federation in Brazil and the first Cat Club in Rio de Janeiro, Paulo Samuel Ruschi. He wanted to transform the cats found in the streets of Brazil into purebred cats. The Portuguese introduced the cat to Brazil on their ships around 1500 A.D. and the Brazilian Shorthair Cat has been approved by the World Cat Federation as a Pure Breed Cat.