Things You Must Know About British Shorthair Cats

British Shorthairs originated from natural street cats in Britain. They accompanied British sailors on ships to hunt rats.


BSH cats tend to be calm, easygoing, loyal and enjoy human interaction. They adapt well to new environments. 


BSH cats come in over 30 colors! Most common: blue, black, white, red, cream, brown, lilac, cinnamon.

Coat Colors 

BSH have a dense, plush coat that requires regular brushing and combing to minimize shedding and tangles.  

Grooming Tips

British Shorthairs are moderate shedders. Expect some cat hair on furniture. Regular grooming helps control loose fur.


With proper care, British Shorthair cats typically live 12-20 years. Some have reached 25! A long-lived breed.


BSH are generally healthy but can be prone to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and polycystic kidney disease. 

Health Issues

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