British Shorthair Cat : History, Temperament & Health Issues
The British Shorthair At A Glance:

Place Of Origin: Great Britain
Dates Of Origin:  1880's
Average Weight Range:  9-18 lbs
Temperament Of The British Shorthair: Genial And Relaxed.
Breed Colors Of The British Shorthair:  A wide variety of colors and color combinations is acceptable.

The impressively built British Shorthair is self-posessed and undemanding.  Numerous firm guard hairs give the coat a distinctively crisp feel, and the protective undercoat   insulates on the frostiest of days.  The British Shorthair has a gentle disposition but, if prey appears, it is a successful hunter.

History Of The British Shorthair:

British Shorthairs were developed in the 1880's from British farm, street, and household cats.  Although by the 1950's the breed had almost died out, it was revived by dedicated breeders. In the 1970's, the British Shorthair arrived in the United States, where its calm, reserved manner immediately won it admirers. Unlike most shorthair cats, 40 percent of all British Shortairs have Type B blood, a rare trait.

Common British Shorthair Health Issues:

Heart Disease
Hemophilia B
Luxating Patella (Kneecap)
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