About British Shorthair Breed

British Chinchilla (Shaded)

One of the most luxurious British Shorthair Breeds is considered a British Chinchilla (Shaded color). This is a breed of cat with a particular coloring of hair and blue or green eyes. They have a bright, white (Silver Shaded) or orange (Golden Shaded) coat with just the very tips colored. When the cats walk, they seem to shimmer.

British Chinchillas are healthy, calm and affectionate cat, they love to play with adults and children, adjust easy to any new environment and schedule, they easily make friendships with smaller breed dogs and other cats. The British Chinchilla breed is intelligent and easy-going, making them an excellent addition to any family.

British Shorthair Breed at a Glance

British Shorthair Breed is known for their chubby face and easy-going demeanor, the British Shorthair is one of the oldest breeds. They are best known for their “blue” (grey) coats, but come in a variety of colors. British Shorthair’s warm and lovable personality combined with their independent nature makes them a top choice for many families.

  • Temperament: Calm, Cuddly, Independent
  • Size: Medium to large
    Kittens: 2.5-6 pounds when ready to leave for new homes at 3 months.
    Adult females: Medium to large, 8-11 pounds
    Adult males: Large, 10-16 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 12-20 years, depending on background and life circumstances.

(info by TICA official website)