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British Shorthair - Popular Cat Breed

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British Shorthair Cat Breeds Information

The British Shorthair is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat, with a distinctively stocky body, thick coat, and broad face.

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British Shorthair

British Shorthair

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The British Shorthair is an easygoing feline. She enjoys affection but isn’t needy and dislikes being carried. She’ll follow you from room to room, though, out of curiosity. British Shorthairs aren’t lap cats, but they do enjoy snuggling next to their people on the couch.
The British Shorthair is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat, with a distinctively stocky body, thick coat, and broad face.

British Shorthair Kitten

Lifespan

12 to 17 years

Color

Blue, white, black, red, cream, smoke, silver and golden, plus a variety of patterns and shadings

Size

Medium to large, with males weighing 12 to 18 pounds and females weighing 9 to 15 pounds

Characteristics

British Shorthairs are round all over, with a broad chest and strong legs. Their coats are short, thick and plush. Eye color depends on coat color, but you can expect British Blues to have gold eyes and those with point coloring to have blue eyes. Other eye colors range from golden to copper.

Shedding

Your British Shorthair may experience seasonal shedding in the spring and fall, so brush regularly during those periods to remove loose hair. Outside of those seasons, weekly brushing will suffice.

Health

Although the breed is free from many genetic diseases that plague other breeds, British Shorthairs are susceptible to gingivitis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hemophilia B. Obesity is another concern, as this cat loves to eat and leads a relatively sedentary lifestyle.


Cat Breeds Name

Name Ideas for British Shorthair Cats and Kittens

Finding a name for your British Shorthair cat that holds meaning can make the link between you and your pet even better. Look below to see if one of these names might be just right for your British Shorthair.

Arthur - Arthur was known for his way with the British people. The name would be good for any male British Shorthair with a calm, noble demeanor.

Avalon - Avalon could be a nice name for a silver tabby female cat

Bramble - Bramble could work as a name for almost any British Shorthair, particularly one who likes to cuddle.

Cheshire - This name could be a good one for a male British Shorthair who gets a little goofy or one who likes to disappear for periods of time.

Diana - Diana might make a nice name for a sweet-tempered female cat who likes to be around her family a lot but may not be as comfortable around other people.

George - George might work as a name for most male British Shorthairs, particularly those who are more bold or curious in nature.

Godiva - Godiva would be a good name for a calm, cool female cat

Hermione - This name might be nice for a lilac British Shorthair since lilac seems like a magic color.

Iseult - Iseult could be a good name for many female British Shorthairs, particularly one with a very loving disposition.

Knocker - Knocker could be a good name for a British Shorthair who likes to play with toys a lot or who has a more impish spirit than usual.

Merlin - Merlin could make a good name for a dark-colored male British Shorthair.

Morgan - Morgan might be an interesting name for a female British Shorthair who is calm and powerful or powerfully mysterious.

Piskie - Piskie could make a cute name for any British Shorthair, particularly one that likes to be up at night or is more playful than average.

Potter - This name could be wonderful for any steadfast male British Shorthair.

Shakespeare - Shakespeare could be a witty name for a male cat who likes to "talk" a lot by meowing or making other noises. It could also work for any male cat you feel has a poetic soul.

Sherlock - Sherlock might make an excellent name for a male British Shorthair who likes to patrol the house as if he’s sniffing out clues.

Stargazy Pie - This eclectic name would make a fun choice for either a male or female British Shorthair.

Tintagel - Tintagel is a magically beautiful name that would work well for any pretty female British Shorthair.

Tristan - This name might work for any male British Shorthair who looks noble or has a tendency to love too much.

Wendy - Since Wendy is both bold and motherly, this name could work well for a number of different female British Shorthairs.


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