The British Shorthair is a good-natured and easygoing cat, making them an excellent member of your family. The British Shorthair is a sturdy healthy breed and suffers from no specific health problems. They are capable of living into their teens but an annual health check from about the age of eight is advisable. This may include teeth cleaning and a blood test for liver and kidney function. One of the reasons that the British Shorthair became so popular in the last century was because it needed no grooming. The coat is short and dense and the cat can easily look after it itself.
The British Short-hair is a medium to large cat in size and their body is muscular and strong. Coat is short and head size is massive and round. The ears are small and set wide apart and paws are round-shaped. The eyes are round and large like marbles. Absolutely Beautiful all round.
The British Short-hair is a large cat and will require approximately 70 Kcals per kg bodyweight per day of food. However, many British Shorthairs are prone to obesity, particularly neuters, and some restriction on their diet may be necessary. British Short hairs are a very low maintenance breed.
A good weekly brush will remove any loose hairs from the coat. The Winter coat will need a every day or so to remove their winter coats.
Breed Characteristics : out of 5 stars * Affectionate with Family *** Amount of Shedding *** General Health **** Potential for Playfulness ** Tendency to Vocalize **** Kid Friendly **** Friendly Toward Strangers **** Easy to Groom *** Life Span: 12 TO 17YRS Size Males weight 12 to 20 pounds,females 8 to 14 pounds.