British Shorthair Cat

Dimensioned side profile drawing of a British Shorthair cat measuring height and length

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. British Shorthair cats have heights between 12”-14” | 30-46 cm, body lengths of 22”-25” | 56-64 cm, and typically weigh around 7-17 lb | 3-8 kg.

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. British Shorthair cats have heights between 12”-14” | 30-46 cm, body lengths of 22”-25” | 56-64 cm, and typically weigh around 7-17 lb | 3-8 kg.

Comparison illustration of a British Shorthair cat compared to an average person
Common Questions
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.

Details

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Size: Large
Height: 12”-14” | 30-46 cm
Length: 22”-25” | 56-64 cm
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
Life Span: 15-20 years

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

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