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British Shorthair 

Compared to most shorthair breeds, British Shorthairs are relatively calm cats when they mature. They are easygoing in nature and talk infrequently. Very affectionate, they become quite attached to the people they own. British Shorthairs are easily trained and very adaptable. They seem to get along well with all human members of the household, regardless of age, but are usually not fond of being carried. British Shorthairs are not known for being acrobats and can tend to be clumsy at times. No breed specific, health related problems affect the British Shorthair. These are sturdy, dense-coated, purring, teddy bear cats with large, round eyes. Another thing that draws people to the British Shorthair is their size. Although they are not huge like the Maine Coon, they are a medium to large cat. They are a slow maturing breed and do not reach their full size until three years of age. Mature males average 9 to 17 pounds, and mature females average 7 to 12 pounds. Although most people think of them as being blue cats, they come in a number of colors and patterns.

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History

One of the oldest English breed of cat, the British Shorthair can trace its ancestry back to the domestic cats of Rome. This breed was first prized for its physical strength and hunting ability. Today, the most they usually hunt is for their own food. British Shorthairs may have started out as street cats in the United Kingdom, but with plenty of hard work from breeders all over the world, the British Shorthair has become a beautiful show cat having been recognized as a breed in May 1980. They are now much-loved cats internationally.

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Kitten in a new home

Usually kittens are available between 12 and 16 weeks of age. After 12 weeks, kittens have had their basic inoculations, have been weaned, and have had the time to become well-adjusted.
We require the kittens to be indoors and spayed/neutered. 
Declawing and tendonectomy surgery is not allowed as per our contract. 
When bringing a kitten home place the kitten in a quiet room away from house traffic/other animals with food, water, and litter available. Do not pull kitten out of kennel! Open the carrier in which kitten was brought and wait for him/her to walk out on their own. More information can be found on https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/bringing-home-your-new-kitten.

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Pricing

When choosing a British Shorthair for your family or yourself, pricing usually depends on type, applicable markings, color, and parentage. 

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