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- British Shorthair (in English "British Shorthair") is a breed of domestic cat. It is the most popular breed in the records of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) in the United Kingdom since 2001, when she exceeded the breed.
A British Shorthair winner of a show in a print vintage
The British Shorthair is solid, with a fine pearls that looks like a coat or a stuffed animal, defined as kinky but fluffy to the touch. The eyes are large, round and very serious, can be of many varieties of colors, although the copper, gold and blue are the most popular UK. The cat's head is round and full, with chubby cheeks (especially in males). The body of this cat is big, strong, burly, muscular, described as "cobby". The breed has a broad chest, shoulders and hips and short legs with round paws and a plush tail, which ends in a rounded tip.  These are the garment of luxury standard features of the breed.
The males of this breed are larger than females, the difference in size between them is more easily seen than other breeds. Males have an average weight of 5-10 kg, while females can weigh up to 5-7 kg. As with many other breeds, adult males may also develop important cheeks that distinguish them from females. The duration of life typical of this breed is 14-20 years.  The typical lifespan of this breed is 14 to 20 years. 
Head 30. Medium to large. Round and massive with a broad skull. The head rests on a massive neck, short, well-developed.
Short nose, broad and straight with a slight depression but not with a stop similar to that of EXO. Strong chin.
Small ears, wide apart and slightly rounded at the tip.
Eyes 10. Large, round, open and well spaced. The color varies with coat color; in british blue are orange, gold, copper, and tend to fade slightly with age.
Body 20. Muscular structure and collection of medium-large (in the form of a male weighs 5-6 kg), trunk and all the same width squat, broad shoulders, chest and rounded ribcage developed, the body is slightly longer than the cobby. Strong sexual dimorphism: the female is smaller than the male.
Massive and short legs with round feet and balances.
Tail short and thick, with slightly rounded tip.
Coat texture quality 10. Short and dense, smooth texture with dense undercoat. Not too soft, but crisp and pleasant to the touch.
Coat color patterns and sizes 25. The coat color must be uniform from tip to root, except in tabby and silver varieties.
The British Shorthair is available in many colors. For many years, the most popular variant was the blue and even a few years ago, this cat was also called "British Blue". The blue remains, however, one of the most popular colors of the breed, although there is now a wide variety of other colors and variations so-called "accepted pattern" recognized by many organizations and associations. These include the colors black, blue, white, red, cream, chocolate, lilac, cinnamon and fawn. The British Shorthair may be one color (most common) or two-tone, like the color point, tabby, shaded and the two-tone models. All colors and patterns in the model are also turtle, which is a combination of red and cream with other colors.  The British Shorthair has a variety of colors, including a mention:
Blue: is the traditional color. The British blue gray blue in color and must not show tabby.
black, white, red, cream, chocolate, lilac
black scales, scale blue, blue cream scales, scales lilac, purple flake cream, chocolate flake
smoke tabby, silver tabby
blotched tabby, mackerel, spotted
of all colors with white harlequin, two-tone van
colourpoint (seal, chocolate, lilac, blue, red, tabby)
black tipped british chinchilla or shaded or shell, golden shell or shaded (gene inherited from the Persian chinchilla coat and emerald green eyes with black make-up)
mink (seal, chocolate, blue)
Condition 5. Must be in excellent health.
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Defects typical: coat too long or too soft, which indicates the prevalence of the contribution of Persian blood. Lack of undercoat. Delicate bone structure. White spot. Head too thin. Cheeks flat. Oriental eyes. Obesity.
According to legend,  the progenitor of this breed in Britain but did not live in Egypt. He was the favorite cat of the Egyptian General Gasthelos and his wife Scota, a cat and fed coccolatissimo, considered a living effigy of a deity. Gasthelos by order of Pharaoh pursued the Jews fleeing to the Red Sea, and when his troops were swallowed by the waters that were miraculously opened to pass the fugitives to escape the wrath of the soldiers decided to rally the survivors and groped the lot out of Egypt, starting from the unknown to found a new nation. Of course, the cat followed him and was invoked as a propitiatory of good luck. Gasthelos Scota and stood first in the kingdom of Brigantium, the current Portugal, then went up to Great Britain, and settled in DEL PICCOLO TRIANON 2012 in the land which they named in honor of Scotland Scota. The cat showed a lot like the new home, mated with a lot of cats living in the wild, and from these unions were born the first specimens of this breed.
The British Shorthair is the descendant of breeding cats brought to Britain by the Romans who were then crossed with wild native cats.   Historically it is known that the British Shorthair lived in the wild, or at least was not recognized bred and raised for him, until the nineteenth century. In the second half of the 800 Harrison Weir decided to select the breed of this cat in his blue variety and presented for the first time at the Crystal Palace in 1871 of the feline. The British Blue was confused for a long time and crossed with the French Carthusian cats, but the characteristics of the genotype of these two races is quite different. The popularity of the breed has decreased since 1940, but by the end of World War II breeding programs have intensified and the breed's popularity rose again. For a time the British were crossed with Persian cats to make their bodies softer and more rounded head. Today, these crossings are no longer allowed because the breed standard is sufficiently stabilized. Also present are allowed and appreciated many varieties of color were added to the traditional blue.
The British Shorthair is a breed from the very particular nature of cats. They have a stable character that makes them very suitable as indoor-only cats, that is, for apartment life. These cats are, in fact, the typical domestic shorthaired cat. Not require much attention, so even if the owner were to go away for a few hours this kind of cat does not suffer from loneliness, since it has a tendency to play very strong, even alone. The British Shorthair, despite the instinct for play, they are not hyperactive, they are very quiet and can also sleep many hours a day, preferring to stay close to their owners, rather than on them. May supervise the activities of the family from a comfortable perch or perhaps from the floor.
The British Shorthair cats are very suitable for working people, as they have no problems simply idleness around the house while their owner is out. These cats are not destructive stimuli and generally do not need other pets, even if they have problems in coping with another British Shorthair or another cat with similar temperament. These cats particularly like to be pampered and are not a race very noisy, even though there meowing, especially when the food or play video games. The British Shorthair has a tendency to follow people from room to room, to be with their owner and see what is happening. Others do not mind being spoiled, and most of these cats prefer to keep four paws on the ground rather than being pampered while it is picked up.
The breed has become a favorite by animal trainers because of its nature and intelligence, and in recent years these cats have appeared in many Hollywood films and television commercials.  They can learn little tricks spontaneously. The character of this cat can be described as follows:
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The British Shorthair cat is so strong physically and mentally it is. The British is very poised, not let the crisis go to neurasthenic and does not raise his voice, does not scratch and does not bite out of anger or fear (maximum nibbles to play, but always making great care not to exceed the allowed limits, and when puts his paws on my face always in the master pulls the nails).
The British cat is a dominant, independent and proud, with a great sense of personal dignity. She loves being in the company and tends to follow their masters around the house like a dog, often settling on tables or on chairs or in a few places from which have an overview of the movements of the human family. He does not like being unnecessarily tighten and scramble and who decides when it is time for pampering. If handled too recalcitrant with front paws and retired for a while 'on its own.
It is a cat loving, sweet, very tied to the family that you feel a part at par.
The British is more related to masters of the house. It adapts well to change and travel. The change of environment is indeed an opportunity to explore new horizons, with the innate curiosity that sets it apart. The British is also very patient with children and if you can not take it anymore, rather than to their evil lurks somewhere where he can be at peace for a while '.
Hunter and playful
The British have a hunting instinct and the field is revealed with rodents, birds and lizards, and that is unleashed in an apartment on the insects of all kinds. At the sight of a fly lights and the British began to approach cautiously emitting a characteristic high-pitched sound the alarm, to pounce not always with excellent results. The British love the game very well, especially one that reminds him of hunting, he loves chasing the ball that you roll and can learn to bring small objects (ropes, stuffed mice).
The British Shorthair does not require much care, even if some brushing occasionally would make him comfortable. The British Shorthair may be subject to obesity, especially if neutered or kept indoors, then you must take care of their diet.
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History and legend
The British Shorthair (English short-haired cat literally) English common is the cat who, through breeding, selection and cat shows, scored his standard is becoming a real cat breed.
History and legend make us think of ancient origins: it seems to have originated in the days of Moses in Egyptian territory, or that descend from the original African cat (Felis Iybica) and that nearly 2,000 years ago, was brought to Scotland by the invading the Romans.
However, the British conquered gradually throughout Britain, but became really popular only after the participation in the first cat show in 1871 at the Crystal Palace in London.
After the initial enthusiasm, his popularity dropped and you can talk about selective breeding until after the Second World War, when, to reinvigorate the breed, was hybridized with a Persian in order to find the skeleton of the original structure.
This made the coat thicker and thicker while the head and whole body were acquired roundness of which have very different cat from Europe, has always considered his first cousin.
Now, however, is strictly forbidden crossing with other breeds being genetically and phenotypically distinct breed, it follows that to have a "real" its British pedigree must be free of Persians, Exotics, or Carthusians.
The British cat is a medium to large. He looks strong and sweet look. The skeleton and muscles are strong.
Size: 5-7 kg male, the female 4-5 kg.
Head: Round with well-rounded edges.
Ears: Broad at the base and rounded at the tip, not great.
Eyes: Large, round, intense and brilliant color from amber to orange.
Body: Medium to large, muscular.
Tail: wide at the base and thinner towards the tip, which is rounded.
Legs: boned and muscular with medium to heavy, rather short.
Coat: Very fluffy, thick and dense. Do not flatten the body of the animal but tends to be more relieved.
Colors: Blue is the typical but can be any color, even color point and tabby (cat Wiskas)
Defects are considered not meeting the standard:
Stop too pronounced like Exotic / Persian
hair soft, slightly thick, long
yellow or green eye in solid colors.
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The British Shorthair has a strong sense of dignity and independence. Although this is very fond of the family, playing with children and dogs, and is a loyal companion for adults. Appicicaticcio not a cat, but is always present, loves the company of people and can adapt to any situation. Has absolutely no problems to move with their human friends (car trips and holidays), of course, be used at an early age. When it reaches maturity, a cat is not particularly active, well I would say that it is very "comfortable", love seats and sofas in a particular way, but it is always alert and attentive to what happens around him. And 'ideal for apartment life as his balance and tranquility. He does not like to jump and climb unless he runs into a few flying insect. Then all his instincts as a hunter is out and there can be no peace until he has caught his prey! It does not require special care and attention, only a few grooming needs more attention than other shorthaired breeds: The coat should be brushed compact and dense with some frequency, especially during the period of the suit. It has no power problems, we recommend super premium dry food always available, and meat / fish cooked or canned food of high quality.
I am a British and not a Carthusian!
Unfortunately in Italy the British and is not very common and known to cat shows or TV commercials is always mistaken for a Carthusian monk. In fact there are distinct differences between the two races, especially in the visible result of a correct selection of specimens and not improvised. When we are faced with a beautiful gray cat (blue technically speaking) first we observe the shape of the head as round as an apple with a skull in the British rounded, trapezoidal and rounded in the Carthusian. Also in British ears (prone to small) are positioned low on the head and there is a stop well defined, but not too exotic type. The nose is broad and the eyes are large and round, which give the British that expression of typical "owl" in a beautiful color leather / orange solid in color (except in white can also be blue or learn). The chin is stronger.
In the Carthusian but the nose is straight and the ears are placed high on the head. The eyes are large and open, but not too round with the outer corner to the top. The body is massive, but not collected (cobby), the tail is of medium length and in proportion to body. The texture is dense and woolly. Going back to our dear British, also known as cat orsachiotto for sweetness and roundness of its appearance, the body should be medium to large, strong and cobby, muscular and short legs, broad chest. The coat is very dense, thick and short, soft and possibly not the tail is short and thick with rounded ends. I hope I was clear enough and I hope, when attending the shows with my teddy bears blue, to feel less and less comments like: "But how nice this Carthusian!"