The British Shorthair is a cat species native to England. They are playful, affectionate, and extremely loyal. They can prove very good companions for human beings as they are easygoing and placid. These cats come in white, black, red, gold, and silver, among other fur colors.
Adult males can weigh 9 to 17 pounds and adult females can weigh around 7 to 12 pounds. They have a broad chest, muscular neck, strong jaws and a well developed muzzle.
Quick Facts: –
- The British Shorthair is the most popular cat breed in Great Britain. In the past, they were bred as hunting cats.
- Harrison Wier is known to be the father of this cat species, who is also thought of as the first professional cat breeder.
- They are also one of the world’s oldest cat breeds.
- In early 20th century, this species nearly went extinct because cat fanciers stopped breeding them during World War I and World War II.
- These cats have plush and luxurious coats. Their coat needs to brushed on a regular basis.
- Because of their size and shape of the body, they are also called Bulldogs in the world of cats.
- They have a quite voice as they are one of the least vocal cat species in the world.
- In order to prevent periodontal disease, their teeth should be brushed on a daily basis.