Cloze: The British Shorthair Cat

Vydáno dne 15.06.2009

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The British Shorthair Cat

British ShorthairShorthair felines, British Shorthairs belong ___________________________(1) Britain. The cats evolved centuries ago ___________________________(2) Romans brought cats from their homeland and those cats mated ___________________________(3) wild cats of Britain.With time, the British Shorthairs ___________________________(4) to being. However, it was ___________________________(5) until the latter half of the nineteenth century ___________________________(6) these felines started appearing in cat shows and began to be formally recognized. Originally they were accepted only ___________________________(7) blue color and were thus known as British Blue. With time, however, other colors were given formal recognition and the name changed to the current  ___________________________(8) .

British Shorthairs are somewhat large-sized with a muscular physique. They ___________________________(9) a strong chest, shoulders and legs and are known to possess significant strength relative to their size. The head is round with chubby cheeks, big round eyes that are usually copper to golden in color, and short widely set ears. Well developed whisker pads ___________________________(10) rise to a very sweet ‚smiling‘ facial expression. The tail is tapering at ___________________________(11) end and the paws are rounded. Apart from blue, ___________________________(12) is the most common color, other colors and patterns include black, chocolate, cinnamon, fawn, lilac, red, white, bicolor, colorpoint, tabby and tortoiseshell.

British Shorthairs are healthy ___________________________(13) sturdy felines. They don't ___________________________(14) from any persisting health ailment in their lines. They are relatively heavy as a breed and not very agile. They are active though and have been reported throughout history to be quite capable hunters in their natural environment.

Easy-going and calm, British Shorthair cats have a very good temperament. They are independent and playful and not very demanding. Their lustrous coat doesn't shed ___________________________(15) require daily grooming. As kittens they are quite playful. As they age, taking nearly four years to ___________________________(16) their full size,they become relatively sedentary and overweight in ___________________________(17) cases.Still they maintain their loyalty and affection ___________________________(18) humans.

Article written by Ailurophile.
The author is a blogger about cats and an expert on the British Shorthair cat.

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