As this breed is considered to be quite slow growing, responsible breeders will usually not make their kittens available for adoption until they are between the ages of 12 and 16 weeks of age.
By the age of 12 weeks, these kittens will already have been weaned, received their basic inoculations and will have started to become bonded with humans.
1. US Clubs, Registries & Breeders When wondering where to begin your search for purchasing a British Shorthair kitten in the United States, a good starting point will be to first check local clubs and registries. Before choosing, please keep in mind that every cat is different – don’t get this cat (or any cat, for that matter) because you had one before that was a sweet- heart everybody loved. The reality of the situation is that the next British Short- hair will more than likely be totally different.
American Cat Fanciers Association: “…Founded by a group of cat fanciers in 1955, ACFA is known as the Fairest, Friendliest and most Fun feline association! Our goal is to promote the welfare, education, knowledge and interest in all domes- ticated, purebred and non-purebred cats, to breeders, owners, exhibitors of cats and the general public…”
Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.: “…is a non profit organization founded in 1906, that currently recognizes 42 pedigreed breeds for showing in the Championship Class. The Association licensed its first cat shows in 1906 and published the first Stud Book and Register in the Cat Journal…”
cat registry of pedigreed cats, household pet cats and kittens…TICA currently recog- nizes 71 breeds of cats for championship competition. TICA was the first and now the world’s largest-registry to allow household cats of unknown ancestry to compete for the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats…”
FeliL and Cattery (in Illinois): “We work with the best champion bloodlines from Europe and breed plush British Shorthair Kittens in a rare Black Silver Shaded, Black Golden Shaded and Chinchilla colors. We give genetic and health guarantee. Our kittens have blue, aqua and green eyes… Our kittens are well socialized, healthy and affectionate. Never caged, they are raised underfoot and on the lap. Our focus is on health, personality and finding just the right lovely home for our ba- bies…”
Beauty Tracks Cattery (in Washington): “… We are small hobby British Shorthair breeders and we focus on breeding beautiful pedigree kittens…Our kittens are raised in our home with lots of love, care and plenty of play time. It is our goal to produce kittens that are healthy, outgoing, and comfortable in a family environment. All our pedigree cats are raised indoors with occasional excursions outside to add some variety to their lives…We’re members of TICA (The International Cat Association) and enjoy showing our cats as time allows…”
2. UK Clubs, Registries & Breeders
The British Shorthair Cat Club: “…Caters for the largest GCCF registered pedigree cat, the wonderful British Shorthair. The Objectives & Aims of the Club:(a) To safe- guard the well-being of the British Shorthair and all cats; (b) To encourage respon- sible cat owning and breeding of the British Shorthair; (c) To participate in Semi- nars, in conjunction with the British Shorthair Breed Advisory Committee…”
Daisypurr British Shorthair Cats (in Northhamptonshire): “…We pride ourselves in being a small breeder and our girls are primarily pets who live in my home as part of the family but have some excellent show successes under their paws; our ba- bies are brought up in our home, which ensures that they are used to all aspects of home life. We breed babies with excellent temperament and they always excel all of our expectations…”
Pampurred British Shorthair Cats (in Kent): “…I am a small specialist breeder of British Shorthairs and have been breeding since 1987. I have close to 30 years expe- rience of British cats…Rather than dealing with numerous different colours and coat patterns, I concentrate my efforts on breeding mainly blue self and blue spotted kit- tens and from 2016, I hope to add the relatively new Blue Golden Tipped…”