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British Shorthair

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British Shorthair

Country of Origin Great Britain
Date of Origin 1880s
Weight 4 - 8 Kgs (9 - 18 lbs)

Main Characteristics

British Shorthairs are medium to large cats. They have a muscular build, a large head and small, round-tipped ears. Their coat is short and it can be a variety of colours and patterns.


British Shorthairs are genial and relaxed.


If you are considering a British Shorthair as a pet, consider the following points:
They require moderate grooming
They are self contained
They are sedate
They are usually quiet

Interesting Facts

Tipped coloured British Shorthairs were once called Chinchilla Shorthairs

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