British Shorthair

If you admire the Brits’ famously stiff upper lip, we’ll get along just fine. Sweet and even-tempered, I’m quite reserved and don’t demand attention. Though I’m not coldly aloof, my affection is usually devoted to one person. Needless to say, I’ll be happy at home on my own all day. My energy level settles down after the first year, though I can be goofy.

My coat is dense and velvety like a king’s robe. It may be a variety of colors and patterns, but blue is most common. I have a powerful build and big round eyes that lend a teddy bear quality. Comb me weekly to control hair and more often during shedding seasons.

I’m a big cat, weighing between 8 and 20 pounds. My health is robust with slights risks for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (heart disease) and hemophilia B. With proper care I’ll be a steadfast and faithful companion for 12 to 17 years.