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Friendly, affectionate and loyal…
They look like little teddy bears with their plush coats...do they enjoy a cuddle?
Yes on their own terms, most of them prefer to sit next to you rather than on your laps.
Do they get along with other pets?
Due to their laid back nature they readily accept other cats and also make friends with dogs.
Just about every colour you can think of from solids to colourpoints and tippies to tabbies bi colours and torties.
Due to their docile temperament they are very good around children but that said the child needs to be good around them, although BSH would cope with an amount of tugging and pulling the child must be taught not to do this and the cat shouldn't have to put up with it just because it will.
A brush once a week would keep their coat in tip top condition although in the moulting season a daily brush would be best, although there will still be an amount of fur flying at this time. Some BSH may need their eyes wiping daily, also check their ears and if they need it a gentle wipe will suffice, we clean our cats teeth every alternate day with logic toothpaste for cats, a specially designed toothbrush for cats can be bought from the vet or you can use a soft baby toothbrush.
Between 15 and 20 years.
BSH are very placid and will be quite happy as indoor cats, if the garden is cat secured they will also enjoy laying out too.
Can they be left alone?
Due to their laid back placid nature they will just sit and wait for their owner to come home but just because they will they shouldn't be taken for granted, if you are out at work all day every day it isn't really fair to leave any cat alone so two would be better to keep each other company.