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Tobi

$1,500.00

SEX: Male

Pet Type : Cats

Pet Breed : British

Advert Type : For Sale

Microchipped : Yes

Vaccinations Up-to-Date : Yes

History

An ancient breed, British shorthairs are believed to be the direct descendants of the cats brought to England by the invading Romans, according to The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy. They were used for vermin control and quickly spread throughout the country as street and farm cats. Soon, their calm and confident personalities prompted people to welcome them into their homes (and onto their laps). Over the years, according to The Cat Fanciers’ Association, they developed round faces with short, thick coats of all colors.

In the late 1800s, a determined cat breeder named Harrison Weir began developing the British shorthair officially by crossing different individual felines. At the first organized cat show, held at London’s Crystal Palace in 1871, a blue tabby British shorthair owned by Weir won Best in Show.

After World War I, the British shorthair we know today was finessed by adding Persian, Russian blue, French Chartreux, and domestic shorthair cats into the mix. Eventually, in the 1970s, the British shorthair was given formal recognition around the globe.

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Tobi is very sweet and active. He uses a litter box and scratch post very well. He typically enjoys being commingled with other cats once he gets used to them. But he can be a solo cat as well. He is spayed, fully vaccinated and very healthy. He loves to play with wand toys and will entertain you for hours. He is a “great Goalie” catching toys in the air and trapping them on the ground. He has not been around children or dogs; only cats both male and female. He loves to be pet and lick treats right from the back of your hand. He has a sweet purr that sounds similar to a pigeon cooing. He is really a fun sweet boy.

IS ALSO:
Spayed/Neutered – Vaccinated – Dewormed – Treated for Fleas
Tested for FeLV and FIV (cats and kittens only) – Microchipped

Appearance

Besides being treasured for their easygoing attitude about life, British shorthairs are beloved for their thick, dense coats that come in almost any color or pattern. Blue-gray cats, often called British blues, are probably the most popular color choice of British shorthair fanciers.

But aside from their common blue coat, this breed is easy to recognize because of their thick legs, broad chests, rounded heads, and chubby cheeks that are totally pinchable. British shorthairs with blue coats have bold orange-amber eyes, but individuals with other coat colors can have green, copper, amber, or blue eyes.

Temperament

When it comes to temperament, British shorthairs are hard to beat: They’re active without being boisterous, they’re affectionate without being cloying, and they’re smart but don’t feel the need to show off by figuring out how to open your refrigerator. British shorthair cats are easygoing and will treat everyone in the family (including dogs and other cats) like a good friend, especially if socialized as kittens.

Living Needs

Like most cats, British shorthairs aren’t too fussy about where they live—as long as they have loving owners who take the time to interact with them. British shorthairs are a happy medium between playful and just wanting to snooze in the sun all day. This means he’s always up for a game of chase-the-little-red-laser-beam, but you won’t have to worry about him getting into trouble while you’re at work (especially if you give him plenty of toys for entertainment).

Care

Unlike long-haired cats, British shorthairs don’t need to be fussed over to look good. Their short, soft, dense coat only requires weekly brushing to remove dead hair and skin cells. But for the most part, they do a good job keeping themselves clean and tidy.

Like other breeds, British shorthairs need frequent nail trims and dental care, as well as regular trips to the veterinarian. Be sure to spay or neuter your pet and keep their vaccinations up to date, as instructed by your vet. Check their ears regularly for wax build-up or possible ear mites as well. It’s also important to keep their litter boxes clean so they don’t turn their nose up at it.

Health

British shorthairs are a large, healthy breed that can live up to 20 years. However, they are susceptible to certain health problems, as all breeds are.

These kitties can be prone to a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a thickening of the muscular walls of the cat’s heart; this causes difficulty breathing, lethargy, and loss of appetite in older animals. And, similar to other breeds, British shorthairs can develop urinary tract and kidney issues.

To help prevent health problems from developing, start by getting your British shorthair kitten from a reputable breeder who uses healthy adults. And always take your cat to your vet once a year for a check-up.

In addition to regular health check-ups, exercise should play an important role in your British shorthair’s life. These cats have energy but aren’t that active, so they can gain too much weight (especially in their later years) unless you develop strategies that keep them moving when they’re young. Interactive toys, fishing wands, balls, lasers, and climbing structures like cat trees and cat shelves will all help keep your British shorthair fit and trim, physically and mentally.

British Shorthair

HEIGHT
  • 12-14 inches
WEIGHT
  • 7-17 pounds
LIFE SPAN
  • 15-20 years
GOOD WITH
  • children
  • seniors
  • dogs
  • cats
  • families
TEMPERAMENT
  • sociable
  • affectionate
INTELLIGENCE
  • high
SHEDDING AMOUNT
  • occasional
PLAYFULNESS
  • medium
ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • calm
VOCALNESS
  • when necessary
COAT LENGTH
  • short
COLORS
  • white
  • black / ebony
  • red / orange
  • blue / gray
  • cream / beige / tan
  • chocolate / brown / sable
  • cinnamon
  • fawn
  • lilac
PATTERNS
  • solid
  • bi-color
  • tabby
  • calico / tri-color
  • color point
OTHER TRAITS
  • easy to train
  • easy to groom
  • friendly toward humans
  • friendly toward other pets
  • friendly toward strangers
  • tolerates being alone
  • high prey drive
  • good for first-time pet owners
  • strong loyalty tendencies

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