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I have been
involved with Bombays (Fulhunt Cattery)since 2004
and British Short Hairs (Britern Cattery) in 2007
after a long association with breeding Terriers
British Shorthair Cat History
British Shorthair cats were originally found in the alleys of 19th century
British Cities. A man called Harrison Weir loved the British street cat so
much that he selected some of the hardiest and strongest, bred them
and almost single-handedly created the British Shorthair.
The British Shorthair became an officially acknowledged breed by 1889
and went on to become one of the most popular breeds in cat shows
at that time and still are today.
British Shorthair Cat - General Appearance:
The British Shorthair cat is medium to large in size, well balanced and
powerful, showing good depth of body, a full broad chest, strong short
legs, rounded paws, tail thick at base with rounded tip. The head is
round with good width between small ears, round cheeks, firm chin,
large round, well opened eyes and a short broad nose. The coat is
short and dense.
British Shorthair Cat - Personality
British Shorthair are placid, not demanding, tolerant, docile and
respectful. They are not vocal cats and in fact are very quiet and can
cope with being alone without fretting. They are not inclined to
wander. They love children and get along extremely well with dogs.
British Shorthair Cat - Facts:
British Shorthairs are the ideal choice as a house cat. The average life
span of these cats is 15-18 years, although many live past that age.
They are a very hardy cat. British Shorthairs can be bred in over 30
different colours, although some colours are not readily available.
Despite its origin as a vagabond of no fixed address (or perhaps
because of it) the British Shorthair cat now very much gravitate
towards the comforts of home and hearth. Here it greatly enjoys
snoozing and lounging around the house - and even when outdoors
doesn't usually wander far from home. Having "fallen on its feet", this
cool, calm and collected cat nowadays quietly embraces family life,
while making a decorative, dignified and much loved member of the
household. Home sweet home, in fact is just up its alley.
The British Shorthair cat breed, though slow to
mature, will quickly win your heart
even though they do not like to be picked up or cuddled.
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WNCA Db Gd Ch Obanya BlackCherry. WNCA Db Gd Ch Britern Backstreet Lilac Blush
Introducing our new Show Girl
Britern Backroom Crystal Blue going Number 1 Top Ten at ANCATS 2011 Anniversary Show.
Britern is a proud member of Australian National Cats.
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Site last updated March 22nd., 2017
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