British Bicolor Shorthair
Many pets appear to be of this variety grouping of the British Shorthair, but in reality, the true pedigree is far from common. In pedigrees, the white patches would make up one-third and not more o the coat. A symmetrical arrangement is preferred with patches of color on the top of the head, ears, cheeks, back, tail, legs, and flanks.
The common, demanding life on the streets of the breed’s ancestors served the cats well. They are generally healthy strong and smart. Skilled mousers, are able to fend for themselves. They adapt to virtually all situations but are generally active and happy in homes that allow them some time outdoors. They are affectionate to everyone who treats them well and tolerant and loving towards children.
There are four varieties, sharing the same general physical characteristics. The fur is short but dense. The body is stocky and muscular with short, muscular legs and large, round paws. The tail is short, tapered, and rounded at the tip. The head is proportionately large and round, with a short nose and well-defined chin. The eyes are round and large, and the ears are medium and rounded at the tips.
The four colors recognized are British Cream-and-White Bicolor Shorthair, British Orange-and-White Bicolor Shorthair, and British Blue-and-White Bicolor Shorthair. All have copper or orange eyes,
Occasional rubbing with a gloved hand is recommended to keep the fur in its prime. Meat is the staple for a generally wide-ranging, non-restrictive diet.
Hair that is too long or shaggy, and irregular noses or tails are common standard faults of the breed.
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