THE BRITISH CAT IS A FAIRLY EASY CAT TO MANAGE
As they are slow to mature, the British kitten should be fed kitten food for at least the first year of age whilst bone is being laid down. The coat will not need regular shampooing but will require grooming during the moulting seasons to remove loose hairs from the dense coat. As the cat ages and becomes less able to groom itself, it may be that the coat will need attention to prevent matts from forming. Males weigh in at 9 to 17 1bs (4.1 to 7.7kg) and females 7 to 12 1bs (3.2 to 5.4kg). The British Shorthair/Longhair is considered to be a long-lived cat, with a life expectancy of 14 – 20 years.