The British Shorthair is native to England. It was bred fro the common house cat in the 1880’s.
The British Shorthair is a medium-sized to large, heavily muscled cat with heavy boning. The British Shorthair is a study in roundness. He has a large round head, round eyes and rounded paws. The coat of the British Shourhair is thick and dense.
The growth of Biritsh Shorthair is much slower than other breeds, he reaches his full size after the age of 2 years. An average male weights 7-8kgs, while a female 4-6 kgs. British Shorthair’s lifespan is 14-20 years.
British Shorthairs are calm and undemanding. Males are big, easy lugs with a happy-go-lucky nature but a natural air of command. Females are more serious. Both want only to be with their people, not necessarily in a lap or being carried around, but next to them or in the same room with them. When you’re not home, they are satisfied to entertain themselves until you return. British Shorthair is not a very active cat. You won’t find him on top of the refrigerator but instead solidly on the floor. He is smart and will enjoy having toys to play with, especially if they are interactive.
The British Shorthair’s plush coat is easy to groom with combing or brushing to remove dead hair. You’ll need to brush him more often in the spring and fall when he sheds his coat in preparation for new growth. The British shorthair does not require bathing.