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
good with:children, seniors, dogs, cats, families
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
British shorthair cats are one of the oldest recognized cat breeds, first thought to have been brought to Britain by the Romans. Prized for their soft, plush coats and rounded bodies, British shorthairs could almost be mistaken for living teddy bears.