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A British Shorthair Cat

Sunshine is my new best friend, with green eyes and blue golden shaded in colour, and a British Shorthair cat.

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Here are some interesting facts about this delightful breed.

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 the base with a 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.

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British Shorthairs are placid, non-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, love children and get along with dogs extremely well.

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 can be bred in over 30 different colours.

Despite its origin as a vagabond of no fixed address (or perhaps because of it) the British Shorthair cat now gravitates towards the comforts of home and hearth.

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Here it greatly enjoys snoozing and lounging around the house. 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.

With thanks to Burlea British Shorthairs for Sunshine.

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