British males


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British kittens

Male or Female

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It is impossible give an absolute answer to the question “Which is the best: a male or a female cat?” Behaviour of a British Shorthair may also vary depending on the character of the given female cat, so it is hard to clearly describe the difference between a male and a female. We can only share our personal opinion that has been formed based on their observed behaviour.

Early in life, kittens—female and male alike—hardly differ from each other. The difference in their behaviour and character become noticeable only with age.

A British Shorthair male is bigger and stronger than a female.

He will become your true friend, becoming lazier over time but will always remain your sweet baby ready to play. He is an eternal Peter Pan that never wants to grow up and dogs your footsteps; he will subconsciously encourage his master to pet him or play.

A male cat is a very curious animal, and he wants to know everything that is happening in his home. He likes to carefully inspect and sniff new things, shopping bags, and get into a new item, whether it is a box or a bag. If you are busy with something around the house, a male cat will watch all your actions tirelessly and with great interest.

Some believe that the British Shorthair males are very independent and selfish. This is not entirely true. A male cat is very committed to his home as well as to his masters, he really loves them. At the same time, he will never bother you or depend on your entirely.

What is the difference between a British Shorthair female and a male?

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In early childhood, female kittens are very cute, playful, and affectionate... As they get older, they develop a great deal of personality. They become self-confident mysterious creatures, and you can see it in their look and their behaviour. Female cats are more affectionate than male cats, they openly show their emotions. They are more cunning, and, one might say, even smarter than male cats. Female cats set their own rules in the house much milder than male cats, and, with affection, they always get their whims satisfied.

A British Shorthair female is often attached to a single family member. As soon as a female cat gets a new home, she starts choosing a favourite who will be the subject of her affection.

A female cat likes manifestations of your love and affection, but she can suddenly get up and leave showing her independence. By their nature, they are neatniks, and can groom themselves for several hours a day.

It will be difficult to choose between a male cat and a female cat. Bear in mind, however, that in any case, we are talking about the British Shorthair—both a male and a female will be a perfect friend for any family.