Breed At A Glance: British Shorthair - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: British Shorthair

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    British Shorthair Cat Breed Overview:

    • Lifespan: 12-20 years
    • Size: Medium to Large
    • Maintenance Level: Low
    • Coat: Dense, short fur in various colours, including the famous โ€œBritish blueโ€

    Best For:

    • Families, including those with small children
    • First-time pet parents
    • Multi-pet households


    • Weight: Males up to 8 kilograms, Females up to 5 kilograms
    • Known for their round face, chubby cheeks, and prominent jowls


    • Reserved and not overly talkative
    • Cuddly, enjoys being with family
    • Prefers to keep all four paws on the ground when held

    Care Guide:

    • Grooming: Regular brushing to manage shedding
    • Diet & Nutrition: High-quality commercial food meeting AAFCO guidelines
    • Exercise: Playful, enjoys interactive toys and games
    • Ideal Environment: Adaptable to various living situations, enjoys both social interaction and independent time


    • Generally healthy, but prone to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Dental Disease, and Obesity
    • Regular vet check-ups recommended

    Nutritional Considerations:

    • Balanced diet with portion control to prevent obesity
    • Consult with a vet for specific dietary needs

    Behaviour & Training Tips:

    • Enjoys pleasing their owners, responsive to reward-based training
    • Early socialisation is beneficial
    • Independent but sociable with humans and other animals

    Grooming Guide:

    • Skin Care: Typically no special skin care required
    • Coat Care: Regular brushing to reduce shedding and prevent matting
    • Eye Care: Routine checks, orange-amber eyes in blue-coated cats
    • Ear Care: Regular checks for cleanliness, occasional cleaning if necessary

    Additional Information:

    • Suitable for various types of households
    • Requires regular grooming and preventive vet care
    • Independent nature but also enjoys being part of the family
    • Not hypoallergenic, like all cats, they produce allergens

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