The British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is a breed of cat from Great Britain, which earned it its special name. He appeared for the first time in 1871 during an exhibition and the natural beauty of this cat will make him popular. .

Physical characteristics

This breed of cat is distinguished by the curves of each part of the body, characteristics that are not found in other breeds of cats. With very muscular limbs and a large frame, the British Shorthair appears to be a robust cat. Its tail is characterized by its thickness along its entire length. The neckline is quite short which often suggests that this type of cat does not have one.

Its head is often considered apple-shaped because it has very round lines. The cheeks are indeed well filled while his nose is short but with particular nostrils. They must be curved and open for the cat to be identified as part of that breed.

His eyes are always wide open, also have a nice round shape and are at a fairly large distance from each other. This physical peculiarity should bring out the fact that the nose is curved.

The British Shorthair always has an eye color that matches the color of its coat. The ears are wide at the base and end in a nice rounded shape. For balance in the face, they are spaced the same way as the eyes.

The dress of these cats is what will allow them to be classified among the British Shorthair. It must be short and dense with a very tight coat. The hair separates from the body only when the cat turns its head. There are seventeen coat shades for this breed of cat, which is exceptional. Among all the possibilities, the British Shorthair can present a unicolor or striped coat with several possible models.

The good life companion 

The British Shorthair is the ideal cat for anyone to adopt, even people who have never owned pets before. Very obedient, it will be possible to set strict rules. The cat will respect them above all because he likes to be appreciated by his master. Making him happy will therefore be a way of showing him his attachment. Buying a cat tree can be a good idea for him to get his nails done and play on.

Maintenance of the British Shorthair 

The tight and short fur of this type of cat requires very little maintenance, which will be an advantage for individuals who have fallen for this cat. Brushing all of its fur should be done once a week to preserve its beauty. This breed of cat has the particularity of moulting with the change of seasons so it will be necessary to be attentive to it and to carry out daily brushing during these key periods.

Moshi et Falcon nos chats
Moshi et Falcon nos chats

General Presentation

The British Shorthair can be medium to large in size. Females weigh on average 3 to 5 kilos while males are more around 5 to 11 kilos. It is recognizable thanks to a massive and powerful body but also a short and thick tail.

The wide variety of colors available contributes to its success, as does the color of its eyes.

British Shorthair temper

This breed of cat gives calm and peaceful animals. They fit perfectly into an environment with children because they particularly appreciate being able to play. Accepting all activities without complaining, it will however be necessary to ensure that the children are aware that it is an animal and not a stuffed animal in order to respect it despite its very tolerant nature.

Capable of cohabiting with other cats or with dogs, they demonstrate an astonishing ability to adapt. Not forgetting their hunting nature, they are able to bring back prey and it will be relevant to provide them with games where they can fulfill this role.

Very attached to their master, they will know how to be present without being intrusive because they preserve a certain independence. They are a perfect company to find a little sweetness and serenity in contact with him. They need a lot of tenderness and therefore like homes where the masters have the necessary time to devote themselves to them. Endowed with a rare intelligence, they understand all the events and will have amazing reactions depending on the mood or the difficulties that their master encounters.

Source :

Falcon dit Winnie notre mâle lilac et blanc
Falcon dit Winnie notre mâle lilac et blanc