The British Shorthair cat is a thoroughbred domestic shorthair cat.
With their attractive teddy bear configuration, friendly disposition towards humans and other animals, and their calm, low energy levels, it is no surprise that these special cats have gained enduring popularity around the world.
They are beautiful, friendly cats with excellent physique, devoid of breed-specific problems, and endowed with a long life span. They are generally very easy to care for and completely independent, making them a good first pet and ideal both for a family home and as a feline companion for those living alone.
In this article, we'll take a closer look at what makes the British Shorthair cat so great.
British cat is PERSONALITY
The British Shorthair is known for its independence to the point that some people complain that cats are too unsociable. But in fact, they are some of the most loving and loyal cats you will ever meet. The British Shorthair is friendly and helpful to guests or strangers, but it can take a little time to really get used to with someone. Once they get used to you, you won't find a more dedicated feline companion than the British Shorthair.
They are the most loyal friends, they are attached to a few special people and form a really great relationship with them. Usually your British Shorthair cat runs around the house as you move from room to room, wanting to sit next to you and watch everything you do. Personally, I find this extremely interesting. I really like it when one of my kittens observes my daily activities, keeps me company and from time to time quietly comments on what I am doing. There is nothing more comforting than the presence of a loving Briton while you work, do housework or play.
Some British Shorthair cats leave their experience of observing one or two specific people; My Britons are more liberal and politely instruct everyone, from visitors to the window cleaner, about any small tasks they may be doing. The British Shorthair cat seems to have a surprisingly keen sense of routine.
If I didn't know better, I would have sworn that my Britons had Swiss watches on their feet under all that fur. It's not just mealtime, although the British Shorthairs will certainly remember that! They seem to know that certain events usually happen at certain times of the day. For example, if you usually come home at the same time every day, it is not uncommon to find your Briton waiting for you when you get home from work.
British Shorthair cats are a rather inactive breed.
They do have more energetic moments, but they tend to spend most of the day sitting or lying quietly at their favorite vantage points, napping or watching the house with their big, round eyes.
They are very easy to train and are happy to learn new games and techniques. Unlike, say, the Siamese, this intelligence does not manifest itself as problematic behavior.
They are far more likely to train their brains with an intriguing toy or puzzle than trying to foray into a buffet of refreshments or figuring out how to open a refrigerator. Their high trainability makes it easy to teach your British Shorthair cats practical skills such as using the litter box correctly and scratching their posts, not furniture. It's also fun to teach your BSH a new skill, like giving you five in exchange for a reward.
British shorthairs tend to be balanced. After the British Shorthair cats have outgrown their active, kitten childhood, they very quickly calm down and prefer a life of decent rest to acrobatic tricks.
This is probably for the best as they tend to be quite clumsy and often trip over their own paws if they run too fast. Their lower energy levels and laid-back nature make the British Shorthair cats a very non-destructive feline. In general, they are patient and calm. One of the nicest traits of the British Shorthair cat is its patient nature.
They are wonderful companions for children, always patient and relaxed, not prone to drama or aggression. Of course, children must be properly supervised when they play with any animal (at least until the child is old enough to understand what is bothering them and to avoid these activities). Even so, the British Shorthair cat is less likely to become aggressive or attack a child who is a little rude or overly assertive than most cats. If they become uncomfortable in this situation, they are much more likely to walk away with dignity than to scratch the child. It's the same with other animals. British Shorthair cats get along very well with other cats and properly trained, cat-friendly dogs.
British Shorthair cats are great for dogs and other cats, but not for small animals.
It should be borne in mind that these cats are the descendants of generations of working mice. They have a completely ferocious killing instinct. If you have small pets such as rabbits, mice, hamsters, rats, etc., you must be very careful to keep them away from the British Shorthair cat.
For those who crave a very tame animal, the British Shorthair cat may not be an ideal choice. They, as a rule, do not sit on their hands for a long time, jumping up and then jumping off after a few minutes. Of course, there are exceptions, but this breed does not particularly like to be lifted and pressed to itself, they prefer to stand on four paws on the ground. This does not mean that they do not like attention and affection; not at all. The British Shorthair cat loves to be near you and loves to be stroked. Just let her come to you and respect her privacy.