Average Weight: 4-6 kgs
The British Shorthair, while originally coming from the farms and streets of Britain, is also considered to be the first cat of the cat fancy. The “father” of this breed is Harrison Wier, who is thought of as the first professional cat breeder. Not only was he the first professional breeder, but he also determined the rules for the first cat show, which was held in Britain in 1871.
The British Shorthair is a very pleasant cat to have as a companion. He is easy going and placid. The British is a fiercely loyal, loving cat and will attach himself to everyone of his family members. While the British loves to play, he doesn’t need hourly attention. The British also plays well by himself, and thus is a good companion for single people.
The British Shorthair is a medium sized to large cat and it is a very powerful one. The cat is heavily muscled and has heavy boning. Its has a rounded, thick appearance. The coat of the British is thick and dense and comes in a variety of colours.
A daily brushing is important, especially during seasonal changes when the coat is thickening or thinning. The British Shorthair is a thick, muscular cat so his diet must be carefully controlled. He must get adequate exercise. Interactive play may be necessary to keep the cat in good shape.
When you pick up a British, you should always support its back end. British should not have their hind end drag down their abdomen, as this can make them uncomfortable and insecure.