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British Shorthair

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

 Size:

varies

 Weight:

4-7 kg

 Age:

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Characteristics of the British Shorthair

Loving
Intelligence
Tendency to meow
Playfulness
Energy Level
Affection Level
Pet Friendly
Kid Friendly
coat

Coat

The coat of the British Shorthair is dense, short, velvety and has an undercoat, requiring twice weekly brushing. For a long time, the breed was only recognized in the color blue (gray) and, therefore, they were even called British Blue and until today this color is the best known characteristic. However, many are unaware that there are several acceptable color variations in the shorthaired British, such as brindle, tricolor, white and chocolate. There is also the variation of the British Longhair, which has a long coat, but is not as popular.

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Taking Care of a British Shorthair

Not being a fussy cat can have an upside, as your furniture and belongings will be intact with a British Shorthair at home. On the other hand, it can be hard work, as it will need to be constantly stimulated, mainly to practice physical exercises and avoid obesity. Taking care of the food of cats of this breed is essential. Therefore, only offer super premium foods and invest in a diet with wet foods, helping to increase your water intake and avoiding urinary problems. The health of this pet's mouth needs to be up to date. Not only do dogs need to brush their teeth, but cats do too, thus preventing the formation of bacterial plaque (also known as “tartar”) and problems such as periodontal disease.

Health
Health
Curiosities
Curiosities
Intelligence
Intelligence
Temperament
Temperament
Lifetime
Lifetime