These cats have a common ancestor with the American shorthair, but as the breeds diverged, they also developed certain unique traits.
Due to the silvery grey coat that is typical of the breed, British shorthairs were once known as British blues.
Their large features, big eyes, and fluffy coat give them a distinctive appearance. They are often affectionate and laid-back cats.
The British longhair has a similar face to its shorthair relative and a plush fluffy coat. The British shorthair and long-haired cats, like Persians, were crossed to create the longhair.
This British cat breed is well renowned for being very lovable, outgoing, and tolerant, but they also don't mind spending some time by themselves.
The Devon Rex is a little British breed with huge ears, a short, curly coat, and a high level of devotion.
The heritage of the Devon Rex cannot be attributed to specific breeding attempts, in contrast to several other pedigreed British cat breeds.
Cornish Rex cats have a disposition more akin to a dog. This breed, like the Devon Rex, was created by a stray tabby cat in Cornwall mating spontaneously with a domestic shorthair cat.
In terms of personality, the Cornish Rex is an absolute unique. It has a natural sense of humour and charm, as well as a fondness for some mischief.
Despite what its name would imply, Oriental cats were originally developed in England as a replacement for Siamese cats from China.
Orientals, often known as foreign shorthairs, resemble Siamese in appearance but have a broader variety of coat colours. These sophisticated cats like showing affection and demand it in return.