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British Shorthair

British Shorthair Profile



Lifespan: 8-10 Years

Avg height: 30-36cms

Avg weight Female: 3.5-5 kg

Avg weight Male: 4-7.5 kg

Coat type: This breed has a dense, thick coat

Coat colours and body type: The British Shorthair is a large-sized cat. They are often described as the 'teddy bear cat', with a large head and big, round eyes and smiling face. They are sturdy and well balanced and come in a variety of coat colours and patterns, with blue being the most popular. 

Grooming required: Low maintenance.

Similar Breeds: British Longhair, Chartreux

British Shorthair temperament

An easy going breed, the British Shorthair is adaptable and will get along with other pets. They learn quickly and are great companions. They are known to have bursts of kitten like energy, even as an adult. British Shorthair's can be left alone without experiencing anxiety and are not especially vocal. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.