Also called the English Cat or ‘Brit’, the British Shorthair is the national cat of the British Islands. British Shorthair is powerful, muscular and compact. Short strong legs, broad chest and large rounded paws are some of the characteristics of this breed. Size difference between the males and females are more evident in this breed than others. Males tend to develop chubby cheeks which is one more distinguishing gender based feature.
The Brit is an easy-going, intelligent and friendly breed. The Brits are gentle in nature which makes them wonderful companion for family. They are good choice for apartment, farm and city living. They are good with children and other pets.
|Other Names||Highlander, Highland Straight, Britannica|
|Life Span||12-17 years|
|Child Friendly||Good with Children, other pets and everyone|
|Dog Friendly||Friendly with dogs|
|Grooming||Low Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Frequency should be once a week.|
|Health Issues||No known health issues|
|Vocalization||Low Vocalization: It is known to be quiet.|