British Shorthair PersonalityThis cat is a perfect addition to the family if you are looking for a calm, gentle friend who doesn't demand continuous attention. Although quiet, these intelligent creatures are very affectionate, confident and aware of their surroundings. They have a playful nature (especially when kittens) but are also quite happy to be a 'lap cat' if someone at home is sitting down.
British Shorthairs love company and like to know someone is around. (Usually so they can be fed!) They are especially gentle and placid around children and other domestic animals and do not make much noise unless there is something wrong, like they're hungry. They are quite happy to be house cats as long as they aren't left alone all the time, they also enjoy a little time chasing leaves and climbing in the garden.
Brits can be quite shy to begin with but when they become more familiar with their surroundings they are extremely loyal pets. Many cats of other breeds tend to bond with just one person in a family rather than everyone, but British Shorthairs show their affection to the whole household.