The British Shorthair are medium and large in size, with a muscular and majestic bearing. The legs are short and robust, with round feet.
The selection has strengthened the volumes to give it a robust appearance. Thus we find a great round head; straight nose, short and wide and large cheeks that give it a plush appearance. The large eyes, separated and round, are of intense colors, in accordance with the mantle. The ears are small and are separated from each other. The tail is broad at the base and tapering to the tip, which is rounded.
The dense fur of this breed, which does not adhere to the body, also has a woolly-looking undercoat that protects it.
The hair, which does not adhere to the body, is denser and more silky than that of a common cat with short hair, and has a very compact texture.
Personality and Temperament
The British is a very sociable cat who loves caresses and pampering. It is dependent on its owners, who are still looking for attention and games. Although, like all cats, they also like the quiet and contemplative life, observing around them. Their social nature makes them get along very well with other cats and even their relationship with dogs can also be good.
The layers that we can find in the British Shorthair cover a great variety of colors and tones, from white to black, through blue, red, cream, tricolor, chocolate, lilac, cinnamon, among others.
In addition to solid colors, we can find them in different patterns: bicolor, harlequin, tabby and also shaded.
In general, the color of eyes for solid colored mantles and often tabby is copper, although occasionally we can find other varieties of eye color (blue, green, turquoise, brown, etc.)
It is not one of the races that requires great care for its maintenance, just basic care, fresh food and drink daily and periodic brushing to eliminate dead hair and avoid ingestion when you groom.