Where do British Shorthair come from?

Where do British Shorthair come from?

Great Britain
British Shorthair/Origin

What does a British Shorthair look like?

With his short, thick coat, round head and cheeks, big round eyes, and rounded body, the British Shorthair resembles nothing so much as a cuddly teddy bear. His body is compact but powerful with a broad chest, strong legs with rounded paws and a thick tail with a rounded tip.

Are British Shorthairs friendly?

The British Shorthair is a simple breed through and through, with a friendly, quiet character that makes it perfect for keeping with children and animals. These cats are considered to be fairly balanced and people-friendly. They are not particularly acrobatic, with a much calmer nature than some breeds.

What are British Shorthair known for?

A playful, affectionate cat, the British Shorthair is fiercely loyal and a good companion for single people. Daily brushing of the British Shorthair is important, especially during seasonal changes when the coat is thickening or thinning.

Why are British shorthairs so soft?

British Shorthairs have thick, medium-long tails that taper toward the rounded end and reach the shoulders when the tail is held high. The coat is short but dense with a thick undercoat and stands away from the body — so it’s super plushy.

Is British Shorthair a lap cat?

British Shorthairs aren’t lap cats, but they do enjoy snuggling next to their people on the couch.

Are British Shorthairs aggressive?

The British Shorthair is a very level-headed character and not generally prone to attacks of temper or aggression. Different cats have different personalities just like people so it’s not impossible to find a Shorthair with a tendency to bite.

How bad do British Shorthairs shed?

They do shed, compared to other cats, though, British Shorthairs do not shed excessively. However, Shorthairs experience seasonal shedding during spring and fall—so get your lint brush ready to pick up some cat hair.

How do you pick up a British Shorthair?

Picking up and holding your British Shorthair may take her outside of her comfort zone, leaving you feeling rejected and her feeling unsettled. Keep pick-ups and hugs brief, and get used to the ways this cats need plenty of attention from their humans to be happy.

Why do British Shorthairs bite?

What is this? British Shorthairs tend to be patient and will tolerate a certain amount of teasing — that’s why they’re a good pet for households with children — but a cat who is being teased or provoked may still bite.