British Shorthair Cats & Kittens for Sale

The British Shorthair is the United Kingdoms’ most popular cat breed and for good reason! These adorable cats have a ‘teddy bear’ like appearance and a sweet-natured personality which has made them popular with families. Thinking about adopting one of these beautiful cats? Here is what you need to know. 

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Mimi - A Gorgeous Black British Shorthair Kitten for Sale

Mimi

British Shorthair

£1,300

Gender: Female

Age: 15 Week

Colour: Black

Coat: Short

Type : Show Potential

Date of Birth: 11-06-2022

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Kitty - A Beautiful British Shorthair Kitten for Sale

Kitty

British Shorthair

£1,200

Gender: Female

Age: 12 Week

Colour: Blue

Coat: Short

Type : Show Potential

Date of Birth: 05-07-2022

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Binx - An Adorable Male British Shorthair Kitten for Sale

Binx

British Shorthair

£1,500

Gender: Male

Age: 15 Week

Colour: Red

Coat: Short

Type : Show Potential

Date of Birth: 15-06-2022

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Meet the British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is a medium-sized cat breed with a stocky and muscular physique, long plush tail, rounded face, and wide-set ears that are rounded at the tips. These cats have strong jaws, with well-developed muzzles and prominent whisker pads which gives them their characteristic ‘smile’. Interestingly, this breed has five toes on its front paws and four on its back paws. The eyes are large and round, which just adds to their cute ‘teddy bear’ appearance! All British Shorthair kittens are born with blue eyes, with the adult colour developing at around 6-7 weeks of age. Adults of this breed usually have striking orange or amber coloured eyes, however, pure white British Shorthairs tend to keep the blue eyes they were born with.

Males of this breed tend to be significantly heavier than females, weighing around 6-6.5kg when they reach adulthood. Females will weigh 4-5kg on average. These cats have short, dense coats that require minimal grooming. Weekly brushing should be sufficient for this breed. The British Shorthair is famous for its ‘blue’ coat however they can also come in a range of other colours including black, fawn, tortoiseshell, tabby, and colourpointed varieties. ‘Solid’ colours are still the most common.

British Shorthair Temperament

British Shorthairs are affectionate, laidback, and prone to being a little lazy! You will usually find a British Shorthair napping on the sofa or your bed whenever they can. They love to receive attention from their owners but they are also independent which makes them fairly undemanding felines. They are also less vocal than many other breeds.

British Shorthairs are not known to be your typical lap cats, instead, they prefer to curl up near you rather than on you. It is important to note that these cats don’t generally like to be picked up and carried, so it is best to interact with them on the ground. With these easy-going cats, you will need to keep a close eye on their weight as they are prone to becoming obese. They are fairly intelligent so try to stimulate their brains with puzzle feeders and interactive toys.

British Shorthairs are known to get on with pretty much everyone, from young children and strangers to dogs and other cats. So, if you have friends over for a party or a BBQ, you can guarantee that your British Shorthair will want to be a part of the action!

10 Reasons to add a British Shorthair to your Family

They are affectionate: These much-loved felines enjoy being wherever their owners are. They love to receive fuss and are very loving in return which makes British Shorthairs a delight to be around. They are also known to get along with strangers.

They are independent: British Shorthairs are affectionate without being demanding. They are content when by themselves so this makes them the perfect pet choice for people who have to leave the house for work.

Their 'teddy bear' like appearance: These cats are definitely one of the cutest breeds! Their large round eyes and chubby cheeks have made families across the UK fall in love with them!

They get along with children: These cats are incredibly laidback which makes them great companions for young children. They are very tolerant and tend to choose to walk away rather than scratch when play gets a little too rough.

They are calm and easy-going: These cats do not require too much attention and they are known to be less energetic than many other cat breeds. This makes them fairly easy to care for.

They are low maintenance on the grooming front: The short, plush coat of this breed makes them easy to groom. A brush once a week is all that is need to keep their coats in good condition.

They are healthy: British Shorthairs are known to be a healthy breed which means fewer vet bills for you!

They are adaptable: These easy-going felines can adapt to pretty much any family and any lifestyle so they are just as suitable for apartments as they are for large houses with gardens. However, it is important to note that these cats love a routine so ensure you stick to one as much as possible to avoid your cat becoming stressed.

They get along well with other pets: British Shorthairs have been known to get along with most other pets including dogs, rabbits, and even rodents! However, it is still important to supervise any interactions between your pets just to be on the safe side.

They are kitten-like: These cats mature quite late compared to many other cat breeds which means that they will retain their kitten-like behaviours well into adulthood. So, these adorable felines are likely to offer plenty of entertainment and giggles throughout their lifetime!

Best Homes for British Shorthairs

British Shorthairs are incredibly laidback cats which makes them ideal for families with children or other pets as they get along with pretty much everyone! They are suitable for apartments as long as they are provided with plenty of activities and opportunities to exercise. They also love to explore the outdoors but you must ensure that it is safe for them to do so. Due to their independent natures, these cats are content with their own company so are perfect for owners who have to leave the house for work.

Frequently Asked Questions About British Shorthair Kittens

Why choose a British Shorthair kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
When you purchase a new kitten, you want to be certain that you are buying from a reputable breeder. Here at The Pedigree Paws, we only work with the very best licensed breeders in the UK and Europe. So, if you buy from us, you will know that your kitten is healthy, appropriately socialised, and will develop into a well-rounded adult. Even though kitten and puppy mills are illegal in the UK, there are still a number of unlicensed breeders that raise these animals in unethical ways just to make money. At The Pedigree Paws, we work to fight these harmful pet farms which is why we only support the very best breeders in the industry.
Is a British Shorthair kitten the right pet for me?
British Shorthairs are the UK’s most popular cat breed and for good reason! Their placid, easy-going temperaments and tolerant, friendly natures make them the perfect choice for families with young children. These cats are also incredibly loyal and usually develop strong bonds with every member of the household. Yet British Shorthairs are affectionate without being overly demanding which means they are quite happy to entertain themselves when their owners are out of the house. It is important to offer these intelligent cats plenty of opportunities to exercise however they will generally only whizz around the house for a few minutes before deciding it’s nap time! Whilst their requirements for physical activity are fairly low compared to many other cat breeds, they tend to love the mental stimulation that comes with puzzle feeders and interactive toys. You may think that your British Shorthair is a little aloof at first, but with time he will grow to become a much loved and devoted member of the family that is content just being around his beloved owners.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
Here at The Pedigree Paws, we have scoured the UK and Europe to find the very best breeders that adhere to the highest standards of animal welfare. We have also built complete trust with our customers by working in a fully transparent way. Since our launch, we have successfully rehomed hundreds of kittens into loving homes and you can see this for yourself by checking out our testimonials.
Are British Shorthair kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
Yes, absolutely! All of our kittens are fully health checked by a licensed vet and we also ensure they are fully vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped before they are rehomed. British Shorthair cats are known to be susceptible to a number of health conditions, especially heart disease and blood clotting disorders later in life So, we make sure all of our kittens come from parents that are DNA checked. We also DNA test the kittens to ensure they do not have any genetic mutations that may predispose them to health conditions. All our kittens are at least 10-13 weeks old before they are allowed to leave their mother, so you can be certain that your new kitten has been appropriately weaned and socialised.
Can I see the parents of a British Shorthair kitten?
Absolutely! We will happily arrange a video call between you and the breeder to allow you to see your kitten with its mother or with both parents (depending on the breeder).
Will I receive the pedigree documents of a British Shorthair kitten?
Yes, all of our British Shorthair kittens come with internationally recognised pedigree documents such as GCCF, TICA, FIFe. Registrations will vary depending on the location of your breeder. For example, most kittens bred in the UK will be registered under the GCCF.
Do British Shorthair kittens from The Pedigree Paws come from good breeders?
Yes, Here at The Pedigree Paws we only offer kittens from the very best breeders. All of our breeders adhere to the strict breeding and animal welfare policies that are set out by internationally recognised cat organisations. Our breeders are very passionate about animals and work to ensure all of their kittens are healthy, well socialised, and well cared for. In order to choose the breeders we work with, we follow a comprehensive selection process that ensures all of our breeders treat their animals like family members and care for them in their own homes.
When can I receive my British Shorthair kitten?
We know that you will be eager to meet your new feline companion. However, early weaning is known to be incredibly detrimental to the health and development of kittens. For this reason, we prefer that all of our kittens stay with their mother and siblings until they are at least 10-13 weeks old. However, this is just a guide, and you will be able to discuss the exact time scale with the breeder.
How can I help settle my British Shorthair kitten into their new home?
British Shorthair cats are fairly laidback however they can be resistant to change and nervous in new environments. Here are a few ways you can help your British Shorthair kitten to adapt to his new home: When you first receive your kitten, we recommend that you also ask the breeder to send along a towel or blanket with their mother's scent on it. The feline pheromones given off by the mother will help your new kitten to feel safe and secure. We recommend that you only allow your kitten access to one room of your house at a time. Once your kitten appears comfortable, you can then slowly introduce them to other parts of the home under supervision. It is also advisable to not invite guests to your home until you're confident that your kitten is settled. With British Shorthair cats, make sure you allow them the time they need to get used to their new environment and ensure you introduce new family members and other pets slowly.
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