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British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is affectionate without being clingy and enjoys curling up beside you rather than being a lap cat. The Brit is a healthy, hardy feline that matures slowly in three to five years. Playful, alert and intelligent, this cat loves children. Though reserved with strangers, this breed quickly warms up when love is given in return. The British Shorthair is compact, well-balanced and powerful, with a short, dense, plush coat.
Living Considerations
  • Good for multi-pet households
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
The oldest English cat breed, the British Shorthair traces its ancestry to the domestic cat of Rome. Originally a working cat used to control rodents, the breed eventually was appreciated for its beauty, strength and loyal companionship.
British Shorthair
  • Size Medium to large, with males weighing 5.5 to 8.5 kilograms and females weighing 4 to 6.5 kilograms
  • Coat Short, plush, dense
  • Temperament Affectionate, easygoing, calm
  • Grooming Weekly
  • Shedding Yes
  • Vocalisation Talks infrequently, but is a loud purrer