A large feline with a dense coat the British Shorthair is a comparatively calm breed. It makes a good family pet and is easily kept.
The breed had its origins in old Roman Empire domestic cats. The Romans brought their pets with them when they came to England. It is the oldest of the English felines which roamed the streets of the United Kingdom until breeders refined the line. It became a recognized Cat Fancy Association breed in 1980 and is considered a minority breed.
Once a stealthy hunter these sturdy cats take comfort on the laps of their owners, but they do not liked to be picked up. They are slow maturing only reaching their full size at three years and have no inherent diseases.
The British Shorthair is an independent cat that will bond with the entire family.
Grooming is a basic daily combing easily accomplished because of their short and very dense coat that has no undercoat. Though the cat’s color is referred to as blue its standard offers many colors and patterns.
They are an expensive breed and because of the watchful consideration of the breeders are seldom found in shelters or rescue organization.
Those Milwaukeeans who would consider this breed should know that breeders will not give a kitten for adoption before they are twelve weeks old. They require the cat stay safely indoors and that they be altered because of the conscientious breeding community’s requirements.