The British Blue Shorthair is of a very reserved temperament and will only play on her terms to ensure her dignity at all times. Once bored of games, she will quickly turn her nose up and look the other way. She is usually quite quiet and calm, only becoming vocal to alert you to feeding times or her disgruntlement.
She will need to be very comfortable in your company before she will trust you enough to allow you to pet or stroke her, but once she has built this trust, she will just about tolerate you doing so and will probably end rather than enjoy the experience. However, she does like being in your company even though she may not want to sit on your lap. She is rather nosy too and will follow you around the house just to see what you are up to.
She will definitely be the dominant character in your household so as long as you can accept this, you and she will get along well.
She is a very aesthetically pleasing cat and she certainly knows this: with blue-gray, thick, almost Chinchilla type fur and a very bushy tail. Luckily for us, her fur does not shed as much as other breeds of cat, but soonheless she will need your help with regular grooming to help her keep her coat in pristine condition. Her green or copper colored eyes are bright and alert and full of expression and her chubby cheeks give her that cute teddy bear like face. She is a well-built, sturdy cat with short legs holding up a muscular body – she is often referred to as being the bulldog of the feline world. Her male friend is a lot larger than her but shares all of the same temperamental and physical characteristics. She will need you to be very careful with her diet too, as she can be fair to weight gain if her "feel sorry for me eyes" find you feeding her naughty fears.
She is a popular breed and the epitome of British history.