British Short Hairs are fairly laid back and independent. Happy with well behaved children and dogs that are placid and cat friendly.
Easy going but independent. Might not be a snuggly lap cat, preferring to interact on their own terms, or what they might get from you, ie purr and follow if you have food in your hand. Fairly gentle and tolerant, will want to see what you are doing.
Soft and rounded, stocky legs with a short dense and rich coat, often silky and smooth. As the colours of British Shorthairs is so diverse, eye colour can be just as different. Known as British Blues due to how common the silvery blue is found in the breed, means blue is common, along with yellowy golden hues, right through to almost orangey red.
Twice yearly shed in spring and autumn for these shorthairs, which makes them low maintenance cats for grooming, but they will need a little tlc once a week or so, with a brush to help the cat keep their coat in tip top condition.
Prone to weight gain, which is a problem for joints and bones as cats age. Keep an eye on their eating/snacking and try to ensure a balanced diet.
An old breed, possibly descended from Egyptian domestics. Puss in Boots, the orange looking tabby, is said to be based on a British Shorthair.