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The origin of British cats The pure breed of British cats was bred in the UK more than 200 years ago. Features of the breed, namely a thick coat with an undercoat, were determined by the climate of England - constant rains and cold winds. The ancestors of the British are Egyptian and Italian cats, which were crossed with other breeds. Short-haired cats tolerated any living conditions well, were excellent rodent hunters and were liked by the British for their equanimity and aristocracy. For the first time, a British cat, recognized as purebred, was presented at an exhibition in 1889. British Cat Standards
The head is round with prominent cheeks and pronounced cheekbones. The forehead is devoid of bulges between the ears, round and gently turns into a straight, fairly short and wide nose. The ears are small, with rounded ends, set wide and low.
The chin is smooth and powerful, moderately wide, but not sharp.
The eyes are round, large, set wide. It is allowed to narrow the corner in the direction of the ears. They can be orange, green, blue, but always a rich shade. The final color can be acquired only after a year or even a year and a half, while the green rim around the pupil is considered a disadvantage.
The body is medium or large in size, compact, low, with a straight, short back and wide chest, massive shoulders and hips. A powerful physique causes a weak expression of a strong neck.
The limbs are muscular and short, the paws are round, wide and strong.
The tail is of medium length, blunt, softly rounded at the end and having a wide base.
The coat is thick, dense, short with a well-developed undercoat, which causes a characteristic "plushness". The standard does not regulate its color, so all variations are allowed.
Habits and habits The British quickly adapt to the new environment, becoming attached to several family members. They like to be in the company of people, contact them or observe what is happening from above. They like to be petted, but you can't keep them in your arms for a long time if they don't want to. British cats are calm and patient, clean. Caring for a Brit involves litter box training, and they quickly understand where they should go. Living conditions When planning the care of cats of the British breed, it is necessary to provide for them a couch or a house in a secluded place, because cats of this breed sometimes require privacy. It is advisable to place the couch away from heating devices and drafts. British cats are not afraid of the cold, thanks to their dense undercoat, so they can live in any conditions. Advantages of British cats
Docility and lack of a tendency to aggression, so when carrying out any undesirable actions for the animal, the cat will not bite, scratch and take revenge.
Energetic and playful.
Friendliness, good attitude towards children.
Attentiveness and sensitivity to the mood of each of the family members, so the cat will not get bored at the wrong time.
Almost complete absence of voice (instead of the classic purr, the British wheeze).
A calm attitude towards forced loneliness, so cats are well suited for busy people.
A well-developed, lively mind.
Neat attitude to household items and cleanliness.
Disadvantages of the breed
The periodic need for solitude, which does not need to be disturbed in order to avoid the development of nervousness and isolation.
Sometimes excessive independence.
They do not treat strangers very well and rarely allow themselves to be caressed, but they do not show aggression.
They do not tolerate excessive manifestations of self-love, so they rarely ask for their hands and allow stroking.
In the absence of proper upbringing, they can be uncontrollable from childhood.