Like its shorter-haired cousin, the British Longhair is large, solid, and strong. On average, it weighs between 9 lbs to 18 lbs. It also stands at an average height range of 12–14 in. Appearance-wise, this cat breed is basically a British Shorthair with longer fur.
Well-proportioned, with the same big cobby body and big head, this feline has a round face and lush cheeks. This, plus its large and round eloquent eyes, lends it an undeniably endearing appearance. Its small ears are rounded at the ends and are set proportionally apart on its domed head.
The British Longhair also has a deep chest and sizeable shoulders and backsides. Its legs are short but strong, ending in round paws with close-fitting toes. The back feet only have four toes, whilst the front ones have five. The tail is thick with a rounded tip and is a little on the longer side.
This breed also has many coat variations and colours. The British Longhair grey type is a highly favoured variant. As its coat is longer haired, the “crisp” texture is diminished. To maintain the good condition of the coat, brushing must be done a couple of times weekly to reduce matting.