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British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat, with a distinctively chunky body, dense coat and broad face.

Life span: 14–20 years

Weight: Unusually among domestic cats they are a noticeably sexually dimorphic breed, with males averaging (4.1–7.7 kg) and females (3.2–5.4 kg)

Origin: Great Britain

Did you know: The British Shorthair regained its well-regarded position, and remains today a common fixture of the British home.

Health Concerns: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a form of heart disease. Hemophilia B, a bleeding disorder, for which there has been a DNA test established to help breeders identify carriers and affected cats.