What age should I neuter my British Shorthair?

What age should I neuter my British Shorthair?

You should neuter your British Shorthair cat between four and six months old. This gives the cat time to mature physically but doesn’t encourage the development of undesirable male cat traits, such as fighting, spraying or unsociability. It also promotes better health.

What is the best color for British Shorthair?

Blue
Blue is the most popular color for British Shorthairs, so much so that the “British Blue” almost seems as if he is his own breed. Other colors and patterns include white, black, blue, cream, various tabby patterns, tortoiseshell, calico and bi-color (a color plus white).

What do British shorthairs weigh?

Unusually among domestic cats they are a noticeably sexually dimorphic breed, with males averaging 9–17 lb (4.1–7.7 kg) and females 7–12 lb (3.2–5.4 kg).

Why do British Shorthairs hate being picked up?

So, why do British Shorthair Cats hate being picked up? Unlike other breeds, British Shorthair Cats get uncomfortable when you pick them up- regardless of how careful you are about it. They are affectionate in ways that differ from other breeds. To them, it’s harassment rather than an act of affection.

Which is the most popular colour of British Shorthair?

Most people think of a British Blue as being the colour of the British Shorthair breed. It is certainly the most popular and well known colour but in actual fact there are literally hundreds of colour and pattern combination British Shorthairs being bred all over the world.

How many colours does cuddleton British Shorthair cat have?

At Cuddleton British Shorthairs we can produce sixteen different colours and forty two different colour and pattern combinations including cinnamon and fawn based combinations. We were the first breeder in Australia to breed cinnamon and fawn british shorthair cats. So lets start with a quick lesson in colours.

Are there any blue British shorthair kittens in Australia?

We also have several blue girls and boys that carry the chocolate gene and that can produce lilac kittens in solid and bicolour. It is a lovely colour that reminds us of the colour of a hot chocolate. We were the first breeder in Australia to produce cinnamon British Shorthairs and one of only a handful now.

When do British Shorthairs reach their full size?

By the time they reach 12 months of age, they will have attained much of their full adult weight. They are not completely grown until they’re at least three years old, with some individuals taking five years to reach their full size.

What’s the best colour for a British Shorthair cat?

Red (Ginger) self-coloured British Shorthair cats. Red as a British Shorthair colour is still at the provisional stage; it’s quite a recent addition. The coat colour should be a deep rich red, with a few tabby stripes or markings anywhere as possible. The cat’s nose and pads should be brick red.

When does a British Shorthair cat become an adult?

Classified as a large cat, British Shorthairs grow fairly rapidly during the first few months of their lives. By the time they reach 12 months of age, they will have attained much of their full adult weight. They are not completely grown until they’re at least three years old, with some individuals taking five years to reach their full size.

Why is my British Shorthair still so small?

They can take up to 5 years to reach their maximum weight and height. However, if your British Shorthair is still below average even after they’re five years old, it could be due to genetic variation or malnutrition. But how do you figure out if your British Shorthair is growing normally before five years?

What was the breed standard for British Shorthair?

The Blue Shorthair, outcrossings of the British with the Russian Blue were also common. After the war, in an attempt to maintain the breed standard, the GCCF decided to accept only third-generation Persian/British Shorthair crosses.