Get to know the British Longhair
All you need to know about the breed
Cat aficionados know the upside of having a marvellous feline like the British Longhair about. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, their long tresses and saucer eyes suggest a cat that’s amicable and welcoming.
They are indeed all that, although the British Longhair’s independent side has the breed valuing their alone time - so much so that they often shy away from being picked up and held too much. They are a great choice for working professionals or busy couples who still want cat companionship.
Their profuse coat is only one of the British Longhair‘s winning attributes. Count also their stout legs, curved paws, rounded head, wide triangular ears, and robust body, which can grow to be either medium or large in size.
The British Longhair makes a wonderful family pet, and is a warmhearted breed, especially with children. Make sure to observe them around little kids so no mishandling - on anyone’s part - ensues. Owners take note: The British Longhair likes their mealtime but weight gain can be kept at bay with sufficient activity and the right portions of food. They have a pretty chill nature, and do like to lounge, so ensure your British Longhair stays fit through play with toys and any climbing apparatus, and outdoor time, too. It’s a good idea to watch your cat, however, while outside to ensure they stay safe, just in case any predators are about.
2 facts about British Longhairs
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your British Longhair