How much is a British Shorthair cat?

Breed Information
Colors Blue Brown Red Silver Cream
Kitten Prices Average $1200 – $2300 USD Kittens that come from high-titled breeding lines can costs anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 or more. Prices will vary according to the breeder and the quality, age, and show record, if any, of the cat that you’re considering.

Do British Shorthair cats shed?

British Shorthairs’ coats are short, dense and plush, requiring regular brushing to keep them in pristine condition. They do tend to shed a moderate amount of fur during the autumn and spring seasons when moulting is most prevalent.

Is British Shorthair a good cat?

A playful, affectionate cat, the British shorthair is fiercely loyal and a good companion for single people. Daily brushing of the British shorthair is important, especially during seasonal changes when the coat is thickening or thinning.

What is the personality of a British Shorthair cat?

British Shorthairs are intelligent, affectionate and do not have a temperamental side. They are tolerant of children and dogs, making them excellent family cats. While they like to be around their owners, they prefer to keep their feet on the ground and will not be comfortable when carried around.

Do British Shorthair cats have health problems?

As breeds go, the British Shorthair is one of the healthiest. He is only prone to a couple hereditary health problems: 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.

How long do British Shorthair cats live?

This breed is quite hardy, with the average lifespan being around 15 years. However, some British Shorthairs have been known to live as long as 20 years — giving you more time to love and spoil them. Ensure they get lots of exercise, you feed them well and pay regular trips to the vet.

What health problems do British Shorthair cats have?

Common health problems and illnesses

  • Hyperthyroidism. Caused by an over-productive thyroid hormone, this condition can affect their metabolism and is normally seen in older British Shorthairs.
  • Arthritis.
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
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