British Shorthair cats are very pleasant to have as companions. They are easy going, calm, and peaceful. Brits are fiercely loyal, loving and will attach themselves to every one of their family members; not just one member of the family as some cats do sometimes. However, at first, they might need some extra time in order to adopt well to the new people or family.
While they love to play, they don't need hourly attention. If they are in the mood to play, they will find someone and bring a toy to that person, or will start playing with it alone. Since British cats play well by themselves, they are very good companions for single people.
Brits are thick and muscular, thus their nutrition must be carefully controlled. Despite their heavy boning and musculature, you want to make sure they keep proper weight and get essential nutrition. They must get adequate exercise, and interactive play may be necessary to keep these cats in good shape.
During seasonal changes when their coats are thickening or thinning, daily brushing is important in order to maintain a healthy coat. Otherwise, weekly brushing is enough for regular maintenance.
British cats tolerate being left alone. They are affectionate but also love to spend time watching birds or sleeping in the sun. Brits are easy to care for and make a wonderful, quiet companion. However, they are not cuddly cats and prefer their hind paws to be supported when picked up.
Cat Association Recognition: CFA, ACFA , FIFe, TICA
Lifespan: 14-20 yrs.
Weight range: 3-9 kg (7-20 lbs)
Length: Short to medium
Colors: -White -Blue -Black -Cream -Red -Brown -Silver -Ivory -Lilac -Golden -Gray
Pattern: -Solid color -Tortoiseshell -Bi-color -Tricolor -Calico -Tabby -Smoke -Shaded -Pointed
Shedding: Low to moderate
Grooming Needs: Moderate
Eye color: -Blue -Copper -Gold -Green