Written on: 04/03/2011 by lycheelover (2 reviews written)
Got a British shorthair for myself from a Licensed breeder about a year ago. This type of cat is adorable, regarless of the color (tiger, smoke, black). I couldn't find a kitten like in the Whiskas commercial , so I settled for a darker tone, same tiger-like pattern and named him Markus.
Markus was very intelligent, but quiet at the same time. He meows if he absolutely must, otherwise he'll just communicate with you non-verbally. He doesn't like to be held, he will just sit in your lap or next to you and purr his way to sleep.
The only downside is that this breed is fairly sensible to illnesses. Mine had some issues with his kidneys, while a friend's has runny eyes due to a fungus she inherited from her mother.
So do check twice before buying/getting a British Shorthair.