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British Shorthair

Full of British reserve, the British Shorthair cat has a quiet voice and is an undemanding companion.

While not overly affectionate, the British Shorthair tends to get along just fine with everyone. They’re mellow and will tolerate other pets, and even though they may not seek out snuggles at every opportunity, they’re happy to be scooped up for a good cuddle.

While some cats get a reputation for being high-strung and jumpy, the British Shorthair is anything but. If you’re looking for a best buddy who stays calm as a cucumber and won’t do much pestering, this might just be the feline for you.


Males weight 5.4 to 9 kilos, females 3.6 to 6.3 kilos.


The British Shorthair is mellow and easygoing, making him an excellent family companion. They enjoy affection, but they are not a “me, me, me” type of cat. Expect them to follow you around the house during the day, settling nearby wherever you stop.
Full of British reserve, the Shorthair has a quiet voice and is an undemanding companion. He doesn’t require a lap, although he loves to sit next to you. Being a big cat, he isn’t fond of being carried around.
This is a cat with a moderate activity level. Energetic during kittenhood, but usually starts to settle down by the time they are a year old. More mature British Shorthairs are usually couch potatoes, but adult males occasionally behave like goofballs. When they run through the house, they can sound like a herd of elephants.
British Shorthairs are rarely destructive; their manners are those of a proper governess, not a soccer hooligan. They welcome guests confidently.

Children And Other Pets

This mild-mannered cat is well suited to life with families with children and cat friendly dogs. They love the attention they receive from children who treat them politely and with respect and is forgiving of clumsy toddlers. Supervise young children and show them how to pet the cat nicely. Instead of holding or carrying the cat, have them sit on the floor and pet him. Other cats will not disturb his equilibrium. For best results, always introduce any pets, even other cats, slowly and in a controlled setting.

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