Calm, cheerful, balanced, easy going. The British Shorthair is affectionate. He likes to be near you, often comes to lie near you, but will not often be sitting on your lap. It is a fairly independent cat that can also enjoy himself. But he does like having company, he often follows you throughout the house and does not like being alone for a long time. He adapts well to his environment.
The British shorthair is a real family cat
Are you looking for a cat that can get along well with children and babies? Then the British Shorthair is an excellent choice, because of the quiet balanced nature they are huge child friends. The British shorthair will also be playful towards children. View the top 5 purebred cats that go well with children.
The British Shorthair around other pets
If there are other cats or dogs around the British shorthair, he often behaves socially and playfully. Do you want a furrfriend for your British Shorthair? He will match best with a pet that also has a quiet character.
How much does a British Shorthair weigh?
On average a British Shorthair weighs 4 to 8 kilograms, this makes it average cats.
Puss in boots eyes
The big round eyes of the British Shorthair will make you adore him. The eyes are far apart. The color of the eyes matches the coat color. British shorthairs have different eye colors, from copper and orange to blue and green.
A round head with small ears. Male cats also have slightly more round cheeks than female cats. A short broad nose.
Thick fur in many different color variations
The British shorthair has a short thick coat that lays not flat on the body. This makes them extra fluffy. Because British Shorthairs were also crossed with Persians in the past, long-haired British Shorthairs are also born. Originally British shorthairs are blue in color. These days there are many different colors. From white, cream, chocolate, cinnamon, lilac, silver to black. Color variations such as bicolor golden and silver shaded, blotched, color point, chinchilla and tabby also occur.
Pawsies Briste Shorthair
The British Shorthair has cute round but sturdy legs.
Tail of the British Shorthair
The length of the tail is approximately equal to two-thirds of the body length.
Origin of the British Shorthair
It seems that the Romans brought the British Shorthair to Great Britain. There the cats reproduced with existing cats, this made them robust. The fur also became thick to withstand the weather. In the 19th century the British Shorthair officially became a purebred cat.
Hereditary diseases British Shorthairs can suffer from
As with multiple breeds, the British Shorthair also sometimes suffers from hereditary diseases that occur more often. Such as the heart disease Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and also PKD is becoming more common. Being burdened with, of course does not mean that the British Shorthair actually gets this disease, it is also possible that your cat is healthy throughout its life and has no problems with it. If your cat has a pedigree, he has already been tested for these diseases. It is always a good idea to be alert for diseases during his life (like with every cat).
British shorthair life expectancy
When you take good care of him, the British Shorthair can be at least 15 years old.
Buy British Shorthair kitten
Do you want to buy a British Shorthair kitten? It can be a big search for the right breeder. It is important that the kitten receives a pedigree. But also that the breeder can help you and can answer any questions you may have. If you are going to visit the kittens for the first time, make sure to check that the kittens grow up in a clean environment and have sufficient space. Even though the kittens are still small, the breeder often has an impression of the character of the kitten. A good breeder can also help you make a choice as to which kitten suits you best.