The British Shorthair is a sturdy, compact looking cat with a large round head and a deep-chested, cobby body. Their coat is short, dense, plush and “crisp”, not soft to the touch.
Because of their dense coat, the British Shorthair is exceptionally hardy and resistant to cold and has a stamina born of countless generations of life in all kinds of weather.
One of their distinctions is in the wide range of beautiful coat colourings – anything from traditional solids to tabby, tortoiseshell and new hues and patterns such as lilac and white bi-colour and silver spotted tabby. Of all these, blue has remained the favourite throughout the years.