British Shorthair Cat

Drawings of a British Shorthair cat in multiple positions that include sitting and laying down

British Shorthair Cats are a large breed of pedigreed British domestic cats with distinctly broad and sturdy bodies, iconic blue-gray coats (British Blue), and copper eyes. Known for their easy-going nature and adaptability to a range of people and settings without showing anxiety, British Shorthair Cats exude a calm and good-natured temperament that was captured as the character of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

The typical British Shorthair Cat has an overall height of 12.0”-14.0” (30-46 cm) and body length of 22.0”-25.0” (56-64 cm). An average British Shorthair Cat weighs between 7-17 lb (3-8 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 15-20 years.

Comparison illustration of a British Shorthair cat compared to an average person
What is a British Shorthair cat?
British Shorthair Cats are a pedigreed breed of large British domestic felines that can be distinguished by their broad sturdy bodies and common blue-gray coloring (British Blue) with copper eyes.
How big is a British Shorthair cat?
British Shorthair Cats are large sized cats with heights between 12”-14” | 30-46 cm, lengths of 22”-25” | 56-64 cm, and typical weights in the range of 7-17 lb | 3-8 kg.

What is the temperament of a British Shorthair cat?
British Shorthair Cats are known for their easy-going nature and ability to get along well with a range of people and settings without anxiety. Popularly, the British Shorthair was used as the model for the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

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Height: 
12.0”-14.0” | 30-46 cm
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Length:
22.0”-25.0” | 56-64 cm
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Weight:
7-17 lb | 3-8 kg

Body: Big bodied, chunky, dense coat, medium tail, broad face
Color: Solid blue-gray with copper eyes (British Blue)
Temperament: Relaxed, affectionate, dignified, devoted

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Lifespan:
15-20 years

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British Shorthair Cat side profile (walking), front (sitting), back (sitting), side (laying down)

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Cats (Felis catus), often referring to as domestic or house cats, are small carnivorous mammals that are typically domesticated as pets by humans. First kept for the task of hunting mice, cats today remain popular pets because of their companionship. Cat breeds vary by origin, size, and coat types.