As one of the most popular cat breeds in the world, British
Shorthairs are considered to be the ideal feline companions
with their calm temperament and easygoing nature. While
most commonly known for their iconic solid blue-gray coat,
British Shorthairs can come in a wide spectrum of amazing
colors and patterns that include chocolate, blue, silver,
cinnamon, cream, lilac and golden and blue golden and color
British shorthair breed
The British Shorthair cats are extremely loving, affectionate companions
that attach themselves to all family members. They are mild-tempered,
relaxed, and gentle cats and for this reason they get along wonderfully with
children. But they are also excellent cats for retired couples, or adults
without children, because they are fairly sedentary.
The strength and beauty of the British Shorthair has long made it one of the
most popular show cats. They have a large, solid muscular structure. The
most well-known features of this cat breed are its large, round head, and
plush coat. Its coat is soft and exquisite, short and dense with a thick
undercoat that requires very little grooming. They also have a soft voice,
but are not very vocal.
Housing Your Cat
Due to its relaxed nature, the British Shorthair is a great apartment cat. It
enjoys being indoors, and has little need for time outside. However, some
British Shorthairs enjoy being outside, and can benefit from the opportunity
to hunt and run around. Some British Shorthairs are not great climbers, so
their food and water bowls should be kept on the ground.
The British Shorthair is known for its low-maintenance, but should be
brushed weekly during most of the year. During shedding season, they
need more frequent brushings, as often as once a day.
Common Health Problems
British Shorthairs are hardy cats that suffer from no particular illnesses.
However, like the American Shorthair cats , they are susceptible to
becoming overweight or obese. To prevent this condition, simply control the
amount of food the cat consumes and play with the cat to increase its
activity level. You can also feed it a diet formulated for overweight or obese
cats. If your cat is obese, it is important to bring it to a veterinarian for a
check-up, to rule out any thyroid or metabolic conditions.