Hi I am looking for a British Shorthair from 12 weeks - 2 years. Would prefer Blue or Lilac but will consider any colour.
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Yes, British Shorthairs are excellent feline companions to people of all ages. What makes them good pets, you ask? Aside from their cuddly plump body and loveable wide-eyed stare, their sweet personality makes them simply irresistible.
Having been fully recognised since the 1870s, the British Shorthair is one of the world’s oldest cat breed. These kitties have a stocky appearance with a round face, lush cheeks, and a cobby body, boasting a close resemblance to a cute teddy bear.
With their sweet temperament and distinctive physical beauty, it’s not hard to understand why British Shorthairs are one of the most popular feline companions amount cat owners.