British Shorthair Cat

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.
Common Questions
What is the largest cat species?
The Liger is the largest cat species in the world. Hercules, a male liger, is the largest living cat in the world weighing 922 lb | 418 kg and having a length of 10’11” | 3.33 m.
What are the benefits of having a cat?
Being a cat owner is often identified with reduced stress, anxiety, and blood pressure, boosted immunity, reduced risk of stroke, and greater sociability.
What are the traits of a cat person?
The stereotypical traits of a ‘cat person’ include being graceful, subtle, independent, mysterious, neurotic, and thoughtful.

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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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