British Longhair adult in black and white

British Longhair

These cats have a friendly, balanced and peaceful character which means they get along well with the whole household.

About the British Longhair

British Longhairs are very sociable and like to be with people, particularly their owners. They like playing alone, enjoying themselves in their owner's absence, but they also like to sleep for hours and to be cuddled.

These cats love food and with their sedentary ways can quickly gain weight, so it is important to keep an eye on their rations to make sure they don’t become overweight.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
Long coat
Size category
Avg life expectancy
15–17 years

Calm / Sociable / Quiet / Friendly / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of grooming
  • Suited to indoor and outdoor life
  • Patient with children and other animals

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