Breed of domestic cat. Show standards call for a sturdily built cat with strong-boned legs, a round head, round eyes, and ears that are rounded at the tips. The coat must be short and may be of almost any colour or pattern. Some colours, such as blue cream, are infrequently found in shorthairs; others, such as tabby (stripes and mottled patterns in silver, brown, blue, and red), are common.
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The males of this breed are larger than the females, and the size difference between them is more easily noticed compared to other breeds. As with many breeds the adult males may also develop prominent cheek jowls that distinguish them from their female counterparts . The typical lifespan of this breed is 14 to 20 years .
The males' average weight is 5-10 kilograms, whereas a female would weigh up to 5-7.
British Shorthairs are wonderful cats for people who work as they are very happy just to laze around the house while you are out. They don't get destructive or need other animals for company. They do enjoy having another British Shorthair or a cat with a similar temprement around though.
They like attention and enjoy being petted. They are not a very vocal breed but will meow to communicate with their owners. For example when they are hungry and you are preparing their food they will meow at you. They may also meow at their favourite toy as they play with it. British Shorthair cats have a tendency to follow people from room to room as they want to be with you and see what is going on. Some do not mind being cuddled but most prefer to keep four paws on the ground and have you pat them rather than pick them up.
The breed has become a favourite of animal trainers because of its nature and intelligence, and in recent years these cats have appeared in Hollywood films and television commercials . British Shorthair owners have reported that their cats have spontaneously started to play fetch with toys like dogs do showing how quickly their cats can learn small tricks.
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Olive Oil is a 1-year-old spayed, female domestic shorthair who Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge workers say is "quite a character." Ticket No.: 0927-97. Information: (201) 337-5180. Oscar is a very friend
Nov 05, 1998; The Record (Bergen County, NJ) 11-05-1998 Olive Oil is a 1-year-old spayed, female domestic shorthair who...
Boots is one of the many kittens that live at the Tri-Boro Animal Welfare Shelter. A black-and-white domestic shorthair, Boots has been checked by a veterinarian, given all mandated shots, and tested
Jul 22, 1999; The Record (Bergen County, NJ) 07-22-1999 Boots is one of the many kittens that live at the Tri-Boro Animal Welfare Shelter.A...
ADOPT A PET: Skimble is a 4- to 5-year-old neutered male tabby domestic shorthair. Bergen County Animal Shelter workers tell us he was found on the railroad tracks near the shelter and was named after
Jan 15, 1998; The Record (Bergen County, NJ) 01-15-1998 ADOPT A PET: Skimble is a 4- to 5-year-old neutered male tabby domestic...