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British Longhair


A Great Family Pet

Adaptable, Affectionate, Family companion

Originating in Great Britain, this medium-sized, long haired domestic cat became a similar version of the British Shorthair cat. These intelligent cats are affectionate, great with children and other household pets. They are ideal companions for families with children, multi-pet households, and singles. Brushing is required several times per week.

Understanding their unique needs will help you keep them healthy and will create a stronger bond between the two of you. Explore this page to learn more about where they came, which health conditions are a risk to to the breed and how to keep them feeling their best.

Breed Details

Body:Medium-sized, Broad chest, Muscular, Stock Coat:Long, Dense, Resilient

Length of fur

1 = short - 5 = long

Grooming requirements

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

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  • History

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To view the sources for the information listed on this page, see our Cat Breed Guide References here.

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