About the British Shorthair

In line with their British heritage, the breed is slightly reserved, but once they get to know someone they have no trouble showing their affection.

Male and female British Shorthair cats can differ a bit in personality. The happy-go-lucky males command respect but welcome attention from everyone, while the more serious females are true British ladies expecting proper form and etiquette from those they come to love.

These loyal and devoted companions will want to be where you are, snuggling up beside you on the sofa. Often resembling a sturdy teddy bear, the British Shorthair’s smile and plush coat combined with their wonderful disposition makes them one of the best family pets.

What does a British Shorthair look like?

Size: Medium to large breed.
Adult females: Medium to large, 8-11 pounds.
Adult males: Large, 10-18 pounds

They are known for their chubby face, plush coat and easy-going demeanor.

What is the British Shorthair's personality?

Temperament: Calm, Cuddly, Independent

The breed posses a warm and lovable personality along with a somewhat independent nature making them a top choice for families or singles needing that perfect companion.

What is the origin of the British Shorthair?

The British Shorthair is one of the oldest breeds. The origins of the cat most likely date back to the first century AD, making it one of the most ancient identifiable cat breeds in the world. They were imported by the Romans who kept them to keep their camps clear of varmints.

How long is a British Shorthair expected to live?

Life Expectancy: 12-20 years, depending on background, breed stock and overall health of your cat.

What can I expect in adopting a kitten from British Whiskers?

We make sure your questions and concerns are answered promptly and thoroughly. Delivery of kittens is available along with virtual tours/ zoom or facetime calls for long distance homes.  All of our breeding adults are genetically tested and selected against health issues and come from healthy, champion bloodlines.

About our kittens:

  • Tica registration and pedigree
  • health guarantee
  • recent physical exam by a certified veterinarian
  • vaccinations
  • deworming
  • litter trained
  • fully socialized
  • groomed
  • microchipped
  • nails trimmed
  • kitten packet
  • care recommendations
  • lifetime breeder support