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anniesdad

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9,782 posts

118 months

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We've been without a cat since our beloved bubbles passed away a little over 12 months ago now and we feel that it's now time to bring a new member into our family. We've got 3 children, the youngest being 3 and I think that most family homes are completed with a pet. I can't dedicate the time to a Labrador right now (I've had a couple in the past - RIP Ben and Mac) and can't see myself owning another breed of dog, so I will get another Labrador eventually. The missus and I have wanted a British Shorthair (blue) for some time now and I was wondering if there were any PHers that had them and can offer me any advice on owning one. I know that they are renowned for their excellent temperament and that they like their creature comforts...think Garfield! I've a couple of local breeders in mind that I'm waiting a response from and I'm hoping to pick up a kitten that's 12 weeks old and will have received it's innoculations.

Any advice on keeping a BSH would be very much welcome, what they like/dislike, as would of course pictures of your own.

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K77 CTR

1,102 posts

62 months

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I've a BSH bi colour (white and blue) he doesn't fit the typical personality of BSH's frown he likes his claws and only happy to be stroked on his terms. He is typical in that he's a lazy fat sod.

My sister has had two that are lovely personalities and two that are very independent and as far from lap cats as you can get.

Mine although he's a shorthair loses loads of fluff, clothes are covered in fur and he hates being brushed so gets matted at times.

Probably not quite what you wanted to hear but in his own way he's lovely and definitely a gorgeous cat.

the_stoat

280 posts

91 months

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I too am considering a short hair as my recently deceased moggy was a Short Hair cross and he was awesome. I was wanting the laid back back nature Short Hairs are famed for.

K 77 CTR did your sister's ones all come from the same breeder?

Pique

1,053 posts

87 months

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Do it! You know you want one (or two) wink


Pique

1,053 posts

87 months

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Archer is 16 months, very affectionate, but very greedy with his food, and quick to voice his displeasure if something does not please him! He is quite adventurous, a little mischievous, and maybe a bit spoilt but definitely a character. Get one from a reputable breeder and you won't regret it!


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anniesdad

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9,782 posts

118 months

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Guys, many thanks for your replies. Not sure how I didn't see them until just now! K77, you havent put me off. smile

I'm struggling to get responses from breeders at the moment, strangely. I've a friend who has one and she is putting me in touch with the breeder that her car was sourced from. Will keep you informed of developments.

anniesdad

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118 months

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the_stoat said:
I too am considering a short hair as my recently deceased moggy was a Short Hair cross and he was awesome. I was wanting the laid back back nature Short Hairs are famed for.

K 77 CTR did your sister's ones all come from the same breeder?
Sorry to hear about the recent loss of your cat. frown I hope you get fixed up soon.

anniesdad

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9,782 posts

118 months

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Pique, great pictures! Hopefully I can share some of my own soon.

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anniesdad

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9,782 posts

118 months

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Hoping to pick up one of these kittens in a few weeks...

...everybody together...awwwwww!

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OllieC

3,225 posts

94 months

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Pique said:
Archer is 16 months, very affectionate, but very greedy with his food, and quick to voice his displeasure if something does not please him! He is quite adventurous, a little mischievous, and maybe a bit spoilt but definitely a character. Get one from a reputable breeder and you won't regret it!

That is one smug looking cat ! smile

eltawater

437 posts

59 months

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Any reason why you won't consider a rescue cat? There are many out there who could do with a loving home and a decent set of slaves to pander to them.


croakey

661 posts

68 months

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We've got 2 , my parents have 3, and over the years as a family we've probably had another 5/6 BSH

Get some, you won't regret it .. You will however become incredibly jealous of their incredibly laid back lifestyle

Mobile Chicane

17,329 posts

92 months

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Ben, a red tabby BSH:



Sadly he had to be PTS a few months ago at the age of 18, but he's easily 17 in this picture, and the sweetest-natured pussycat that ever lived.

croakey

661 posts

68 months

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Typical nonchalant pose smile looked a good cat (2 of ours managed 17+)

K77 CTR

1,102 posts

62 months

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Anniesdad,are they lilacs? They are very cute though. My BSH has become very vocal since he's returned from the cattery, he's normally very quiet.

the_stoat

280 posts

91 months

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K77 CTR said:
My BSH has become very vocal since he's returned from the cattery, he's normally very quiet.
Oddly my now deceased shorthair cross did the same and remained vocal. He also started grumbling all the way down the stairs when put downstairs for the night.

I have now been in touch with a breeder and hope to have a blue or lilac male in a few months smile

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