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    British Shorthair & Longhair Cats

    Hello and welcome to the BECKSBRITISH website. My name is Becky and we are a small hobby breeder of British Shorthair and Longhair Cats in Staffordshire.

ABOUT US AND OUR BEAUTIFUL CATS

At BECKSBRITISH we aim to breed quality kittens where health temperament and type is our priority whilst adhering to the GCCF code of ethics.
Our pre-fix BECKSBRITISH is registered with the GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy) and TICA (The International Cat Association).

We are proud members of the British Shorthair Cat Club and hope one day to “Show” our cats at forthcoming GCCF events across the UK.

Now a bit about this wonderful breed...

A quarter of all kittens registered with the GCCF each year are British Shorthairs, making the British the most popular pedigree cat in the UK.

The British is a patient, relaxed soulmate, forming strong bonds with human companions of all ages and being tolerant of other pets such as dogs and rabbits.

Whilst not overly talkative, your British will take a great interest in family routines; they are never far away from your side due to their “nosey” nature. The British personality is just like their appearance – strong and stable. Although they are unlikely to roam far from home, the British should be supervised outside due to their trusting nature which leaves them vulnerable to mishap.

British kittens have an adorable teddy-bear quality which combines with a comical and affectionate personality. Slow to mature, the calm and easygoing British deserves its place as a number one in the hearts of the British family. A wonderfully adaptable confident cat that makes a superb family companion.

Please take your time looking through our web site, you will find pictures of our Queens and their past kittens.

We hope to be blessed with kittens in 2022 and updates on progress will be available here. Please get in touch and we will answer any questions you may have. Details of our kitten agreement can be found here.

British Longhair
Care

The British Cat

THE BRITISH CAT IS A FAIRLY EASY CAT TO MANAGE

As they are slow to mature, the British kitten should be fed kitten food for at least the first year of age whilst bone is being laid down. The coat will not need regular shampooing but will require grooming during the moulting seasons to remove loose hairs from the dense coat. As the cat ages and becomes less able to groom itself, it may be that the coat will need attention to prevent matts from forming. Males weigh in at 9 to 17 1bs (4.1 to 7.7kg) and females 7 to 12 1bs (3.2 to 5.4kg). The British Shorthair/Longhair is considered to be a long-lived cat, with a life expectancy of 14 – 20 years.

Bluebell

BLUEBELL
My British Longhair Queen and a very special girl

Bluebell is a GCCF and TICA registered Blue British Longhair with a five generation pedigree. Official pedigree name "Wotmore Out-of-the-Blue". Her father is a GCCF registered British Lilac Shorthair and her mother a GCCF registered British Colourpoint Shorthair. It took many years of searching before I found this gorgeous Queen. She was such a beautiful kitten (see pics here) and I fell in love with her instantly.

According to the GCCF the "British" should be "...gently rounded and well balanced. An essential feature is the expression which should be sweet and sincere and enhanced by large round eyes. With a full broad chest, short strong legs, rounded paws and a tail that is thick at the base and rounded at the tip, the British should look both compact and powerful..." – I think you’ll agree Bluebell ticks all these boxes.

Bluebell is a wonderful mum, very attentive, gentle and very protective of her kittens. Her first litter was 8! A shock to her and me 😊 but our strong bond along with love and care for these little fur balls, resulted in well rounded, sociable, healthy kittens ready for their new homes. It is always an exciting time when a mating is successful and we look forward to future litters.

We are lucky that Bluebell carries various colours and depending on the mating, her kittens have been a real mix. Both Shorthair and Longhair, blues, lilacs and torties. Take a look at the pictures of her kittens.

Examples:

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BLUEBELL PHOTOS

Luna - British Shorthair

LUNA
My British Shorthair Queen

Luna is a GCCF registered Black British Shorthair with five generation pedigree. Official pedigree name "Ellclaracats Elsa". Her father is a GCCF registered Blue British Shorthair (Grandfather is GCCF Imperial Grand Champion and International Grand Champion) and her mother is a GCCF registered Chocolate British Shorthair. We imported this gorgeous potential Queen from my dear friend Eileen Dealey in Northern Ireland and I send special thanks to her www.ellclaracats-british-ragdolls.com

Again, stunning as a kitten and I fell in love with her instantly too!

Luna is a joyful cat, full of beans, love and fun. She amuses herself all the time when the other fur babies are happy to laze about! Loves toys, climbing, running, playing and always ready for a good tickle under the chin. She has a wonderful nature and temperament, extremely laid back and I believe will make a wonderful mum if/when the time is right.

Luna carries longhair and carries chocolate plus dilute so based on the stud I plan to use, her kittens could be lilacs, blues, blacks, chocolates and depending on whether the stud carries longhair she may have longhairs in her litter.

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LUNA PHOTOS

We have been very lucky to have some absolutely gorgeous kittens! Whilst we would love to post 100's of photos here of previous kittens we thought we'd keep it reasonable and simply post a selection of some of the wonderful, characterful kittens who have moved on to their forever homes.

On Social

Becksbritish Kittens

For the very latest on kittens we currently have available please see our FACEBOOK page. There you can see plenty of photos of all our kittens who are ready, or will soon be, for their new homes.

UPDATE: We have kittens! See our KITTENS AVAILABLE page

Please get in touch for availability.

ADOPTING/KITTEN AGREEMENT

BECKSBRITISH will provide kittens for re-homing in line with the GCCF Breeders Code. They will leave for their homes with the following:

  • ✔  GCCF certificate, strictly registered non-active
  • ✔  A five generation pedigree certificate
  • ✔  At least 2 health checks by a vet
  • ✔  Primary vaccinations undertaken at 8/9 and 11/12 weeks
  • ✔  Microchipped
  • ✔  Unless sold with breeding rights, will have a neutering clause in contract
  • ✔  Preventatively wormed at 9 and 12 weeks
  • ✔  De-flead (usually with advocate) at around 12 weeks
  • ✔  Litter tray and scratch post trained
  • ✔  Accustomed to household routines
  • ✔  5 weeks free insurance from Agria or 4 weeks from Petplan
  • ✔  Kitten pack containing diet sheet and advice
  • ✔  Toys
  • ✔  Food

As soon as a kitten is chosen, a non-refundable deposit of £200 is required.

Over the last couple of years due to the Covid restrictions, we set up a Whatsapp group where we would post live videos and updates on your kittens. This proved extremely popular and all owners enjoyed being kept up to date regularly through this platform. We will continue to provide this service post-Covid as well as opening up our home again to view your kittens at a mutually convenient time.

New owners are encouraged to keep in contact.

Please see comments from previous owners here.

Get in Touch

Contact Us

Fully registered British Shorthair & British Longhair cat breeder in Staffordshire.

Should you have any questions whatsoever please just give us a call or drop us a line. We will be only too pleased to help.

Mobile: 07897 618374

Address: Cannock, Staffordshire, WS12

Write: becky@becksbritish.co.uk

Visit: by appointment only

Quick Contact

Don't be shy, we would love to hear from you!

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From our clients

We are always eager to hear your opinion. Here you can find some comments from new kitten staff.

USEFUL LINKS

www.gccfcats.org
The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy

www.tica.org
The International Cat Association

Call

Mobile: 07897 618374

Write

becky@becksbritish.co.uk

Location

Cannock,
Staffordshire,
WS12