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The British Shorthair Cat Breed Information

British Shorthair Cat Breed

The British Shorthair Cat was once described by the renowned cat fancier Harrison Weir as “ordinary garden cats”, but he did so with great affection for this breed. These cute felines rarely have met a lap that they did not like. These docile cats, with their remarkable physical strength, are the offspring of farm cats that are known for their hunting prowess. If you are considering this cat to make your feline friend, than you must read this article. In this article, you’ll know about all important information of this cute feline.

  1. General Information


Breed Name British Shorthair Cat
Origin United Kingdom
Lifespan 14-20 years
Length Large
Weight Weight:  12 – 18 lbs (3.6- 5.4 kg)
Temperament Indoor-only, ideal human companion
What to Feed Nutritious food three times in small quantity, as these cats are prone to gain weight
Shedding Moderate
Eye Color Blue, Copper, Gold, Odd-eyed
Coat Type Short
Coat Colors Black, blue, white, red, cream, chocolate, lilac, cinnamon and fawn
Health Concern Tendency to become overweight, gum disease (gingivitis), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (a disease that affects the heart muscle)
Hypoallergenic Breed No
Space Requirements Ok with apartment
Trainability Easy to train
Energy Level Low
Trademark Traits Round looks, Shy demeanor, Lap seekers, Hardy breed, Welcomes other pets,Wary around young children
Compatible with kids or other pets: Yes
Living Conditions Apartment friendly
Exercise Needs Very few time, as these cats are not so active

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