British Shorthair

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Life expectancy

The British Shorthair has a life expectancy of between 14 and 18 years


Adult size

Female Approximately 11 in
Male Approximately 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 9 lb
Male Between 11 and 18 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown Red Cream White Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The British Shorthair costs between £150 and £500

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More details about the British Shorthair

British Shorthair: Origins and history

Their first exhibition dates from 1871 when they were presented in London at Crystal Palace. They automatically bore the name of British Shorthair in order to differentiate them from certain breeds present at this exhibition who had long hair.
After the Second World War, many breeds began to die out. To bring the British Shorthair back to life, crosses with the Persian allowed their coat to expand and to differentiate more clearly from other breeds such as the Chartreux.

British Shorthair: Purchase price

On average, the price of a British Shorthair kitten is between £150 and £500. The price varies for a number of reasons, including the lineage of the kitten, the breeder, age, or even sex. On average it will cost around £30 per month to meet their needs and provide good quality food.

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