British Shorthair

An intelligent and gentle breed, great for families

British Shorthairs are well known for their round face and eyes, giving them a butter-wouldn’t-melt innocent look - but don’t be deceived! This gorgeous breed has oodles of character and isn’t nearly as demure as their doe-eyed expression suggests.

Vital Stats

Size: Medium to large
Coat: Short and dense
Life span: 8 – 12 years
Personality: Gentle, affectionate, independent
Size medium Coat Silky
Life span 8-12years
British Shorthair personality and temperament

British Shorthair Personality & Temperament

Friendly and chilled, British Shorthairs are a great companion for homes with or without children.

British Shorthair food and diet

Food & Diet

Your British Shorthair will thrive on a high-protein diet but may get bored of the same old cat food quickly!

British Shorthair grooming and coat care

British Shorthair Grooming & Coat Care

British Shorthairs’ short, dense coat is relatively low maintenance, but they may need extra upkeep in heavy shedding seasons.

British Shorthair training and behaviour

British Shorthair Training & Behaviour

The British Shorthair is a rewarding family pet when it comes to training but they’ll need lots of play and stimulation to prevent boredom.

British Shorthair before you buy

What to know before you buy or rehome an British Shorthair cat

Considering welcoming a fun-loving British Shorthair into your home? Here are the top things to remember:

British Shorthair insurance considerations

British Shorthairs sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan cat insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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