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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Shorthaired Group. Longhaired versions are known as Highland Folds, Couparis, or Longhair Folds.

Weight:

Females weigh 6-9 pounds and males weigh 9-13 pounds.

Height:

Slightly larger than average.

Color(s):

Scottish Folds come in an array of different colours including white, orange, blue, and black.

Coat:

Scottish Folds have short and plush coats.


Overview

Character:

Scottish Folds are very loving cats that like to give and receive plenty of affection. A great addition to just about any family, Scottish Folds like to play with children and their owners rather than by themselves.

Country of Origin:

Scotland.

History:

Susie, the first cat of this breed, was born in Scotland in 1961. Susie was born with an unusual fold in her ears and she herself eventually gave birth to kittens with this same characteristic. While the Scottish Fold has been accepted by several registries around the world, there are still many registries that have not recognized this breed. This is partly due to the fact that there is some debate surrounding whether or not the unusual earfold contributes to deafness within the breed.

Name:

This breed was named for it place of origin (Scotland) and its unusual earfold.

Temperament:

Scottish Folds have incredibly sweet dispositions. They love to be cuddled and carried around and they require plenty of human company. Scottish Folds are quiet, adaptable cats that can adjust to different living situations.


Care

Training:

Scottish Folds have a sweet temperament and are relatively trainable.

Activity:

Scottish Folds have a moderate activity level but they do like to play.

Ownership:

These adaptable cats are suitable for living in everything from apartments to farmhouses. Since these cats require plenty of attention and company, it's best to have a second Scottish Fold in the house if the human family members are going to be away for long periods of time each day. Scottish Folds are very affectionate and don't tend to jump on furniture or other objects. These cats will often be very content to curl up with or beside you.


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