British Shorthair Cats & British Shorthair Cat Breeders

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The British Shorthair is a domesticated cat whose features make it a popular breed in cat shows. It has been the most popular breed of cat registered by the UK's Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) since 2001, when it overtook the Persian breed.


In terms of temperament British Shorthair cats are generally gentle, easy going and placid.  When loved and treated well they can become very smoochy.  So much so that owners say that at times they can even be a nuisance.  For example they love to rub around your legs and do figure eights between them - sometimes tripping you up!   They love strong smooching and head butts and most love cuddles as long as brought up that way.  Otherwise they can be quite averse to being picked up or lying on your lap, and generally speaking will often sit close to their owners rather than on them.  This independent streak can be a lovely balance to the smoochiness, and means that they don't require constant attention from their owners.  


British Shorthairs they tend to be safe around children and will usually cope will with a fair amount of physical interaction.  They have a stable character and rarely scratch or hiss.  They are good indoor cats and take well to apartment living.  British Shorthairs are wonderful cats for people who work, as they are very happy to simply laze around the house while their owner is out. They do not get destructive or need other animals for company, though they do enjoy having another British Shorthair or a cat with similar temperament around.


They are not a very vocal breed but will meow to communicate with their owners, for example when they are hungry and their food is being prepared. 


The breed has become a favourite of animal trainers because of its nature and intelligence, and in recent years these cats have appeared in Hollywood films and television commercials. They can learn small tricks.


The most familiar colour variant is the "British Blue" but the breed has also been developed in a wide range of other colours and patterns, including bi colours, tabby and colour point. 


The coat is short, thick and very dense.  Brushing or undercoat raking also known as 'Stripping their coat'  needs to be done regularly, especially during seasonal changes/molting when the coat is thickening or thinning to avoid knotting.   A medium comb is most effective as it gets down into that thick undercoat much better, especially if holding the fur with the left hand lying it up towards the head while combing out from underneath. Then finish with a slicker brush in the normal direction.   Brushing down the body with a normal brush dy as usual leaves much of the shed fur still down in the undercoat.  


Copper eyes are the default for the breed, however their eyes can be blue in colourpoint pattern cats, and even one or both (blue and copper) in some pure white cats.   Where this occurs in pure white there must be due care as the cat may be deaf in the side with the blue eye.


British Shorthairs can be prone to obesity when desexed or kept indoors, so care should be taken with their diet.


"Blue" cat breeds have become increasingly popular and given the differences - particularly in temperament - see this article for more information - British Shorthair, Russian, Burmese or Korat - Which Blue Cat is that?


Thanks to Maureen Stepanoff - Furreleda Cats, and Anne Jones - Ancroft Cattery for contributing to this breed information, and Britz British Shorthairs & Holly Gaddes Oaks Ambition British Shorthairs for photos.


Check our listings for Kittens for sale here and click on the links to our breeders below to go to their profile page.  You can also click here to search for Registered British Shorthair Breeders by location.  


British Shorthair Photos - Britz British Shorthairs & Holly Gaddes Oaks Ambition British Shorthairs


Source: Wikipedia

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Registered British Shorthair Breeders

Adormemore - British Shorthair Breeder - Tasmania
Adormemore British shorthairs are cats with personality in a beautiful range of colours from creams, tabbies to the traditional blues. Our kittens ... read more
Ambritt British Shorthair Breeder - Brisbane, Queensland
Ambritt British Shorthair. The home of ACF Silver AoE Sapphire DGC Ambritt Hurricane Harry. QFA 2013 Shorthair Kitten. 2013 Best of Breed. QFA 2014 ... read more
Ancroft Cattery -  British Shorthair Breeder - Melbourne, VIC
** We are currently taking EXPRESSIONS of INTEREST and have Blue girls available to reserve. Please chat with Anne for further information. When ... read more
Aramere Scottish Folds and British shorthairs
We enjoy exhibiting both Scottish Folds and shorthairs and British shorthairs, we are always striving to improve the breed and all are health tested ... read more

We are a boutique cattery, located at the gateway to the beautiful Yarra Valley in Melbourne. We are ... read more
BANYANBLUE - British Shorthair Breeder
I am a registered breeder with GCCFV. All of our kittens are registered and will come to you microchipped vaccinated wormed desexed and flea ... read more
Barclay British Shorthairs - Kalbar, QLD
At Barclay British Shorthairs, our vision is to promote the health and well-being of British Shorthair cats through responsible breeding practices. ... read more
Barradene Breeding Cattery

At Barradene we have been ... read more
Belarley - British Shorthair Breeder - Cherry Gardens, SA
My name is Suzy and I am a registered hobby breeder of the gorgeous British Shorthair for over a decade. We have bred some super kittens and a few ... read more
Bevington British Shorthairs - Brisbane, QLD
We have been breeding British Shorthairs under the Bevington prefix since 1995, we now concentrate on solid blues. We have limited kittens available ... read more
Bilwon Classy Cats - Registered Cat Breeder - Cairns, Queensland
Breeding pedigree kittens as loving pets and family companions. My cattery is located west of Cairns on a lovely acreage. All kittens come ... read more
Bindi Dolls - Scottish folds and British Cattery, Sydney NSW
CATS NSW registered breeder of Pedigree Scottish folds, Scottish Straight, and British longhair Cats NSW. Welcome all to Bindi Dolls Cattery. Home ... read more
Birchfield British Shorthair's - British Shorthair Cat Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
Birchfield British Shorthair's - for your purrfect pet! We are a family run cattery breeding cats for health, type and temperament. We aim to provide ... read more
BluNirvana British Shorthairs
We are registered British Shorthair Breeders, we are just a small hobby breeders, we will open soon a cat cafe that will introduce our cats, so one ... read more
Bordershow British Shorthair Cattery - British Shorthair Breeder - Sandy Flat, NSW
We breed beautiful healthy British shorthair kittens in a variety of colours. Current cats are blue, lilac, choc and blue bicolour. We do have the ... read more
I am a small breeder. I breed for quality, colour and temperament. All my cats and kittens are part of our family and reared in our home and have ... read more
Britalulu Cattery - British Shorthair Breeder - Hunter Valley, NSW
Britalulu is a small boutique Cattery situated in the Hunter Valley NSW My kittens are reared in my home with my Queens and my stud Murphy. My babies ... read more
Breeders of Quality British Shorthair Kittens in the Sydney area. Specialising in Solid Blue, Lilac, Occasionally Tortie & Cream

WE HAVE ... read more
Britz British Shorthair Cat Breeder - Albany, Western Australia
Over the years, Britz British Shorthair has imported many bloodlines from around the world which has greatly helped with the quality we breed today. ... read more
Britzson British Shorthairs
We are a small hobby breeder that strive to meet the breed standards with excellent family friendly cats and kittens. We are located along the ... read more
Candy Rose - British Shorthair Pedigree Kittens CASTLE HILL NSW
BOUTIQUE Breeder since 2014.
No kittens until 2024
Breeding- Blue, Lilac, Bi Colour Blue & Lilac, British Shorthair
AnCats #11608
Vet Checked, ... read more
Carinya British - British Shorthair Cat Breeder - Queensland
Carinya British Shorthair - At Carinya, we have a small breeding program that focusses on health and temperament first and foremost and of course on ... read more
Cattitudes - British Shorthair & Scottish Fold Breeder - Melbourne, Victoria
We are a small registered breeder of British Shorthairs. All kittens are born in our home and well socialised. Kitten enquiries welcome.

Contact: ... read more
CATTUNA British Shorthair Cats By Nat
We welcome you to our family CATTUNA CATTERY BY NAT. We specialise in quality kittens, raised indoors in our home. Both parents are DNA tested with ... read more
Chariot of Freya Cattery - British Shorthair Breeder - Perth WA
Breeder of quality British Shorthairs.
All raised in a household environment and with the best food and treatment.

I have been breeding for many ... read more
Cheshire Cattery - British Shorthair Breeder - Bendigo
Pedigree British short hair, registered with ANCATS membership no: 20386
Prefix: Cheshire

The purrrrfect family pets with a guarantee of type and ... read more
Chubbypawz Cattery - British Shorthair Breeder, Sydney NSW
** We have kittens due mid October 2023 **

Chubbypawz is a small boutique breeder of British Shorthairs, located in the hills district. We are ... read more
Clique Cattery - British Shorthair Cat Breeder - Kalkallo, VIC

Make sure to like our page and follow our instagram for regular updates on our cats and kittens!

We are a small Cattery ... read more
Cocatrolis - British Shorthair Breeder - Perth, Western Australia
Our aim is to breed healthy kittens of show quality in bicolour and solid blue, chocolate, cinnamon, fawn, cream, white and lilac. We are registered ... read more
Damewood Cat Co - Scottish Fold and British Shorthair Breeder - Sydney, NSW
Damewood have a small program of Scottish Folds, Scottish Shorthairs and British Shorthairs.

Plenty of extra photos on Facebook and ... read more
Dollbell Ragdolls & Golden British Shorthair Cats
Dollbell Cattery is a boutique family cattery located in Melbourne. We breed quality ragdolls, golden and classic British shorthairs. Our imported ... read more
Empire Ragdolls and British Shorthair
Empire Ragdolls and British Shorthair is a small ethical breeder registered with Ancats located in the Wollondilly shire in NSW.

We breed quality ... read more
Ewenique British Shorthair Breeder - Evandale, TAS

Located in Evandale, Tasmania. Breeder of EWENIQUE ... read more
Exo Beauties British Shorthair Breeder
Exo Beauties Cattery breeds British Shorthairs (and occasionally beautiful Scottish folds & Straight) which make great pets and companions.
We ... read more
Fluffyfolds Cattery - Scottish Fold & ShorthairBreeder - Melbourne, VIC
Fluffyfolds kittens are well known for their fuss free temperaments and laid back nature's. Handled by children and good with other cats and dogs. ... read more
Foxwood-British Shorthair Breeder - East Gippsland, VIC
Foxwood is a small boutique cattery situated in East Gippsland Vic. We are registered with FCCV and pride ourself on producing well socialised ... read more
Furdinkum - British Shorthair Breeders Aust - Brisbane, Queensland
Located north of Brisbane, Furdinkum is a boutique, home-based cattery breeding from quality, registered British Shorthair stock. The British ... read more
Furrytail Cattery - British Shorthair Breeder Sydney
We are Emily (Shuyi) and Sophie (Sichen), two young crazy cat ladies but we have been breeding with passion in this particular breed for 5 years ... read more
GoldenMelon Cattery - Golden British shorthair/ longhair kittens
Hey there! Welcome to GoldenMelon Cattery!!! We are a small home-based cattery located in Melbourne Australia.

We are registered with TICA and ... read more
Heavensgate Cattery - British and Scottish Fold Breeder - Nanango, QLD
We are a cattery that Specializes in quality Imported cats from Russia and Europe specialising in Black Golden Shaded and Chinchilla and Black Silver ... read more
HiBee Tail - British Shorthair Cats
Hibee Tail is a small cattery full of love and care. We concentrate on Golden shaded and Golden Pointed British Shorthair. Our King and Queen ... read more
HYTOP Park British Shorthair Breeder -  Melbourne
Est 1998. Breeder of blues, bi-colours, tri-colours (calico) and lilac's. We have a beautiful Fawn Stud hopefully in 2021 we will have Cinnamon ... read more
Incigo British Shorthairs - Mount Cottrell - VIC
PLEASE NOTE we are NOW accepting Expressions of Interest

Almost 20 years with Feline Control council Vic. My hobby of showing has been a ... read more
Jehanne - British Shorthair Breeder - Tasmania
My name is Jane Hayes and I live on two acres with my husband Paul on the North West Coast of Tasmania. I am registered with Cat Control Council of ... read more
Kalame Cattery - British Shorthair breeder - Geelong, VIC
Established in 1989 Kalame Cattery situated on a 3 1/2 acre property in Bannockburn is only 20 minutes from Geelong on the Midland highway in ... read more
Keleen Cattery - British Shorthair Cat Breeder - Armidale, NSW
We are breeders of Beautiful Registered British Cats. They are registered with the NSW Cat Fanciers Association. We have selectively bred for type ... read more
We are a registered breeder of the amazing Brtish shorthair cats with ANCATS and WCF in Sydney area. We are specialized in blue, lilac, cream, ... read more
Leonix Cattery - British Shorthair Cat Breeder - Perth, WA
Leonix cattery is located in Perth, Western Australia. I am a small, dedicated, hobby breeder, aiming to produce healthy kittens true to temperament ... read more
Lynx British Shorthair
Are you looking for the most beautiful British Shorthair kittens? Look no further! We are one of the premier breeders in the business, and we take ... read more
Mayfield British Shorthair & Scottish Folds - Nar Nar Goon, VIC
We are a family run Cattery with just a small breeding program as we aim for quality kittens rather than quantity. Our babies are raised in our home ... read more
Ollie May Britz - British Shorthair Cat Breeder - Parkes, NSW
We are a small family breeding group, breeding beautiful, happy healthy babies, that are well socialised, toilet trained parents are all DNA Tested, ... read more
We Acknowledge the Land of the Kaurna people. Parna means STAR (autumn) in Kaurna Language.

Our British shorthaired pedigree Cats have Great ... read more
Peartreehill - British Shorthair & Scottish Fold & Shorthair Breeder - Braidwood, NSW
British Shorthair & Scottish Fold & Shorthair Breeder. We are a registered ethical breeder offering friendly healthy kittens.

Colours:  ... read more
Poesie De British Shorthair Cats
We are a small breeder, as this enables us to ensure that all kittens are brought up with lots of family interaction, which enables them to ... read more
PrettyBritz British Shorthairs
We are a small family Cattery located in Melbourne. We have been established for 14 years, and take special pride in our cattery. We have put a lot ... read more
Quarterash Russian Blues, Maine Coon Cats
I am a registered breeder of Russian Blues and Maine Coons, as well as Golden retriever Dogs. I am also heavily involved in the rural industry with ... read more
RB Brits - British Shorthair Cat Breeder - Leichardt, VIC
RB Brits is a boutique in home Cattery located in Leichardt, Victoria. Registered breeder with ANCATS, we are dedicated to producing quality true to ... read more
Reshky British Shorthair's and Scottish Folds - Brisbane
Reshky British Shorthair's is a small cattery breeding for health and temperament. Our kittens are loving cared for in our home. We specialise in ... read more
I am a Registered Breeder with NSWCFA located in the Hills District, NSW.

I have been breeding kittens for over 10 years. I first started breeding ... read more
RoyalClaire Cattery - Lake Macquarie, NSW
Ancats registered breeder of Russian blues, Ragdolls, British shorthair and Maine coons. Located in Lake Macquarie, NSW.

Our kittens ... read more
Salvador American Shorthair Cat Breeder  SE QLD
The American Shorthair is a cat that will be a gentle companion, a playmate for your children, and a full-fledged member of the family. This breed ... read more
Salvador Golden British - British Shorthair SE QLD
Salvador breeds the stunning black Ticked and Golden Classic British Shorthair Follow our FB page for available kittens. read more
Shaylin British Shorthairs - Geelong, VIC
I am a small registered breeder that has a love for this beautiful breed of cats. I currently have 2 queens 1 Blue and 1 Black and 1 stud boy Lilac ... read more
Shyann Cattery - British Shorthair & Russian Blue Cat Breeder - Central Coast, NSW
My name is Ann, I live on the Central Coast NSW. I have been breeding British Shorthairs since 2003 and I am a registered breeder with NSW CFA.  ... read more
Smallcabin Cattery - British Shorthair Cat Breeder
We are SmallCabin, a renowned Melbourne-based cattery, specializing in exquisite British Shorthair cats. Proudly dual registered with GCCFV and WCF ... read more
Sumibo - British Shorthair & Scottish Fold Breeder - Perth, WA
Kittens sometimes available! Kitten will have 2 x vaccinated microchipped and desexed please contact for more details. read more
I purchased my first seal point siamese cat in 1965. From there on I have owned and bred Siamese, Orientals, Foreign Whites, Cornish and Devon Rex, ... read more
TaikoGolden British Cattery - British Shorthair/Longhair Cat Breeder - Sunshine Coast, QLD
TaikoGolden British Cattery. Golden British Shorthair Cattery based in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Ancats registered breeder number ... read more
Tobias Cattery - Scottish Fold, Scottish Shorthair, British Shorthair Cat Breeder - Frankston, Victoria
Hello, let me introduce myself,my name is Annette Platten and I have been a registered breeder of cats for over 50 years. I started breeding Siamese ... read more


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