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I love the British Shorthair! I love them for their beauty, charm, strength and grace. They have a wonderful temperament and are self-sufficient.
Their thick plush coat is simply mesmerizing. The are special cats. The Brit SH is muscular and compact with a massive round head, a bull's neck, fat cheeks, large round eyes... Sweet buns!
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Hi... thanks for visiting again. I changed the title because I am interested in the difference between your cats and the Brit SHs that I have met.
I have met and played with the British Shorthair over about 20 days when I visited Helmi Flick in the USA. She has two British Shorthair cats, Sky and Nox.
The coat is amazingly plush. They were very quiet and had a silent voice.
What I have noticed in your photographs, is that the American British Shorthair looks different to the Russian British Shorthair if the cat that you are showing me is typical of Russian British Shorthairs.
Improved image quality of photo above. Although the color balance is too blue it seems to me.
One noticeable difference is the cheeks. Your cat has very large cheeks. They look a little bit exaggerated. You mention them in your short article. Is this part of the breed standard in Russia?
The facial appearance of the American Brit SH appears to be slightly more square with a slightly flatter face that is less rounded. The US Brit SH has a face that is slightly flat. It is rather bony.
Please tell me why there is a difference. Are your cats typical of Russian British Shorthairs?
Here is a picture of A USA Brit SH by Helmi Flick:
Photo copyright Helmi Flick of a blue British Shorthair photographed in the United States. His name is "Earl Grey" after the tea.