Early castration
We let the kittens for frühkastrieren lovers for several years. With the 14 weeks early is not really. Sexual maturity in well-fed cat breed is often one of 6 months. I have bred cats for 20 years before the horses and my father and grandfather already. Since it was 100 years duty, the Stallions to 8 Month of life to be neutered, unless they have been proposed as a stallion candidate of the inspection commission. The colt never had so geldings manners (in males: mark), they grew longer and were somewhat larger and older. So far, I have a similar development in males was observed. Only the necks of the horses (jaw in males) are not as masculine as the potent animal. To tell the difference by the hormones they may need to be really potent, long and have covered several times. Then they will often place the male behaviors after castration no longer. Some males begin to highlight some six months and then never hear again.

Stress is the biggest disease triggers for cats. An example: One of our customers had for years an old shepherd dog and two cats from us. The cats were always healthy. The dog, unfortunately not. One day the dog had to be euthanized and the customer bought a young whippet. Then there was also the second one. One of the cats got diarrhea. Nothing helped. Only when the cats came into a new home, the diarrhea was gone immediately. Diarrhea can be a sign of stress. Anorexia and rhinitis can also be signs. If the cat does not in the toilet, they will also tell that something is wrong.

Although you can read anywhere that cats are solitary in nature, but I could observe in our farm cats (we have except the breeding cats) a strong family bond. They also sit on the farms, often with the family gathered in the sun and clean each other. The family bonds last a lifetime. Only in the mating season the males are solitary. If do not know the cats, they also go out of the way. A cat family bullies even other cats systematically from their territory. If a cat living there wants out, she always has social contacts and fresh meat at leisure. All this does not have indoor cats. British Shorthair cats are very quiet, which move without playing partners often not enough. They are very social. When we have despite abundant space, often up to four cats on a "pile" and also dress up like each other. All that man can not replace this amount. Another advantage of multiple cats is that you can easily make over the holiday weekend without having to have to worry. So a second cat prevents stress (assuming that the chemistry between the two is true). British Shorthair cats require less space than many other breeds, because their desire to move is not as pronounced.

My experience is that you can keep two cats with no problems at 60 sqm.

The cat is by nature a pure carnivore. There digestive system is very different from that of humans or dogs.

Here are listed all the vitamins needed by a cat. All vitamins are in meat and offal available. We put the cats according to age throughout the day Royal Canin Babycat 34, Royal Canin Kitten and Royal Canin Sensible 33 for free. Since living in some other countries, including cats from us, we have chosen a food that you can buy anywhere. In addition, we feed morning and evening to horse meat, chicken and a little chicken hearts, chicken stomachs, chicken or turkey liver, kidneys and sometimes cattle. Of course, all raw, as some vitamins are destroyed by cooking.

Wasserlösliche Vitamine
Vitaminart Bedeutung Enthalten in
B1=Thiamin Wichtig für die Funktion von Nervengewebe und Herzmuskel Erhöhter Bedarf in der Säugezeit Geflügel, Fleisch Wird durch Kochen zerstört. Roher Fisch enthält des Enzym Thiaminase, das Thiamin abbaut
B2 (Riboflavin) Alle Vitamine des B-Komplexes sind wichtig für den Eiweiß- und Fettstoffwechsel, das Wachstum und für den Stoffwechsel verschiedener Mineralien Muskelfleisch
B6 und B12
Zellteilung und Blutbildung Fleisch
Fettlösliche Vitamine
A (Carotin) Aufbau, Schutz und Regeneration der Schleimhaut, Erhöhung der körperlichen Widerstandskraft, Regelt den Stoffwechsel, Körper- und das Skelettwachstum Kommt in Futtermitteln nur als Provitamin A vor, Katzen können in Vitamin A nicht selber herstellen.
D Regelt den Calcium- und Phosphorstoffwechsel im Darm, in der Niere und im Skelett Wird durch Sonnenbestrahlung gebildet, kommt in geringen Mengen in Fleisch und Fisch vor
E (Tocopherol) Steuert den Kohlehydrat- und Muskelstoffwechsel, Vorbereitung und Schutz der Trächtigkeit, Leberschutzfaktor Innereien (Leber) und in geringen Mengen auch im Fleisch
Pantothensäure Für den Auf- und Umbau der Fette, Pigmentierung der Haare, Funktion von Haut, Schleimhaut und Resistenzsteigerung gegenüber Infektionen Leber, Nieren, Herz, Hirn
Folsäure Wichtig beim Aufbau des roten Blutfarbstoffes und fördert die Bildung von Abwehrstoffen Mangel kann zu Missbildungen der Föten führen Leber
Nicotinsäure Ist an zahlreichen Stoffwechselreaktionen beteiligt. Außerdem unentbehrlich für die Verdauung und normale Funktion der Haut. Geflügel, Wild, Leber
andere Bausteine
Taurin Lebensnotwendiger Eiweißbaustein für die Katze; ist an der Entwicklung des Nervensystems, des Sehvermögens und des Herzmuskels beteiligt. Taurinmangel kann zu Erblindung und Herzkrankheiten führen. Bei jungen Katzen ist mit einem erhöhten Bedarf zu rechnen Vergewissern Sie sich, dass die Nahrung Ihrer Katze ausreichende Mengen an Taurin enthält. Taurin ist in tierischen Geweben enthalten ( Fleisch) und so gut wie gar nicht in pflanzlichen Nahrungsbestandteilen.
Lecitin Wichtiger Bestandteil der Nervensubstanz Zusätzlicher Bedarf, insbesondere bei älteren Tieren
Arginin Ein Mangel an Arginin ist sehr ernst zu nehmen und kann tödlich sein. Denn Arginin hilft der Leber, den Körper zu entgiften. Arginin findet man in tierischem Gewebe, wie Fleisch.

Information for British Shorthair
The first cat show was in 1871 in the Crystal Palace in England. Best in Show, a blue tabby British Shorthair. Of course at that time the race was still a long way from the way today. That was a very long development process. Up to the 30's the breed had already come quite far, but the two world wars were very problematic for the breed cats. Since only very few cats were included, it had after the second World War II because of the small gene pool, lock again other races not to jeopardize the health of inbreeding.

tabby types
Slowly emerged and separated Carthusian British short hair and other features in the races themselves. The longest tradition, the Blue Tabby and BKH. In the '60s in the Netherlands sorrel Abyssinian in the first two, then there was still no such designation, imported. These two cats were sorrel for the colors of cinnamon and ground floor for almost all breeds. The variety of colors became richer. Also, chocolate and lilac colors are still young. To obtain the typical breed characteristics, the crossing of the Persians was often performed. Also for the cattery is still the motto: standstill is regression. British Shorthairs are quiet and easy. They are strong (except goldentabbys) and have few health problems. The births are light and the cats are good mothers. In my opinion, BSH is the most comfortable and most uncomplicated cat breed that is to be had. Only in recent years is the British Longhair more and more friends. Your character is still called a bit quieter than the BSH The British Longhair or Lowlander Highlanders also has an equally easy-care coat, like the British Shorthair.

To learn whether our taste is the standard as close as our cats and compared with those of other breeders we sometimes look BKH at shows. As for the cats is very tiring but we do not take them with often.

Our cats are not all met each year because it's too much work. If you are interested in a particular color, please ask. If enough interest for a litter because we are eventually planning a mating.

The breeding cats often stay until they are five or six round here. So we can get some confidence with HCM-free animals to breed. They usually had three litters so far and may then move into a nice home.