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The British Shorthair is known in the pet insurance world as one of the most sought after breeds in England, its sociable ways and easy going temperament makes it very desirable. The breed dates back to 1871 and even though it has changed very little its popularity continues to grow.
British Shorthair cats have a chunky shape – cobby and well-muscled with a broad chest, strong shoulders and a straight back. It comes in almost every colour and coat pattern however the blue and tabby are the most common. This particular breed is considered excellent with children and other pets and requires only light grooming, once a week is adequate.
It’s easy to see why the British Shorthair comes out as top cat year after year. If you don’t fall for his cuddly teddy bear looks, his docile, extremely devoted and home-loving nature is sure to do it!
Life expectancy: 15-20 years
Originating country: Great Britain
Temperament: Friendly, affectionate, loyal
Interesting fact: The British Shorthair is one of Britain’s first pedigree cats and is at least a hundred years old.