Registration Policy - British Longhair. Standard of Points - British Longhair. Colourpointed British Shorthair Cat Club. Shorthaired Cat Society. Southern British Shorthair Cat Club. See more breeds.
These moggy's are super easy-going, and like a true Brit… reserved at first, but loyal and devoted once they get to know you. At home in the town or the country, the British Shorthair suits all lifestyles. Probably down to those chubby cheeks and big eyes. For hundreds of years they were street cats, helping keep towns and villages rat free.
The British Shorthair is solid and muscular with an easygoing personality. His short, dense coat comes in many colors and patterns and should be brushed two or three times a week to remove dead hair. The British Shorthair is a study in roundness. He has a large round head, round eyes and rounded paws. Even his tail has a rounded tip.
Join Now. A playful, affectionate cat, the British Shorthair is fiercely loyal and a good companion for single people. Daily brushing of the British Shorthair is important, especially during seasonal changes when the coat is thickening or thinning.