Great Britain


  • Intelligent, social and affectionate.
  • Loves to cuddle, good lap cat…
  • Mild, calm, tolerant
  • like to sleep alot, basically lazy
  • easy to train
  • requires lots of grooming
  • friendly with other humans
  • friendly with other house pets
  • tolerates being alone
  • like to eat, be careful of weight gain
  • good for first-time pet owners
  • strong loyalty tendencies
  • can be vocal and strong willed



We know that the British longhair breed was developed in the United Kingdom in the early 20th century by crossing a British shorthair with a Persian cat.

Because the breed has only been bred for their specific traits recently, they’ve only recently [2009] been recognized by a few Cat Breeder Associations.


Did You Know?

  • Despite their similarities, the British longhair isn’t a long hair version of the British shorthair cat breed. This Longhaired cat breed has a distinct facial structure and temperament differences ~ thanks to their Persian influence.
  • Did you know cat hair isn’t the cause of reactions by people sensitized to cat allergens? The primary cause is an allergen produced in cats’ saliva.   These allergens are spread to cats’ hair through grooming, which are then shed into the environment.

Appearance & Coat

British Longhairs are medium to large sized cats who have a round head with large glowing gold to copper or even can have blue/silver or green eyes.   They are easily recognized by their short and stocky legs and a short, dense coat.