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.

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.

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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