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Cat Breed – British Shorthair

All Cat Breeds October 30, 2017

British Shorthair

 

Overview

Also called the English Cat or ‘Brit’, the British Shorthair is the national cat of the British Islands. British Shorthair is powerful, muscular and compact.  Short strong legs, broad chest and large rounded paws are some of the characteristics of this breed. Size difference between the males and females are more evident in this breed than others. Males tend to develop chubby cheeks which is one more distinguishing gender based feature.

The Brit is an easy-going, intelligent and friendly breed. The Brits are gentle in nature which makes them wonderful companion for family. They are good choice for apartment, farm and city living. They are good with children and other pets.

Breed Information

NameBritish Shorthair
Other NamesHighlander, Highland Straight, Britannica
OriginUnited Kingdom
SizeLargest
CoatShort
Dense
Plush
Lap CatYes
Life Span12-17 years
TemperamentAffectionate
Easy Going
Gentle
Loyal
Patient
calm
Weight12-20 pounds
ColorsBlue
Brown
Red
Silver
Cream

Breed Characteristics

Child FriendlyGood with Children, other pets and everyone
Dog FriendlyFriendly with dogs
Energy LevelModerate
GroomingLow Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Frequency should be once a week.
Health IssuesNo known health issues
IntelligenceModerate
SheddingMinimal shedding
VocalizationLow Vocalization: It is known to be quiet.

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