- Breed Size:
- Height: 20-25 cm
- Weight: 2-5 kg
- Life Expectancy: 11-14 years
- Learning Rate: High
- Country of Origin: Scotland
If you are looking for an affectionate cat that loves human interaction, the Scottish fold cat is the one. With the charming appearance and dynamic behavior, the Scottish fold is an intelligent and agile cat. This rare-looking feline has a sweet personality that might make you want them to cuddle up. The Scottish fold looks like an owl. It has a medium-size body with stocky muscles and a round head.
Their coat is generally dense and short, with long hair as no exception. You will find this breed in various colors, including white, black, brown, cream, blue, silver, and cameo. This cat is also seen with different patterns, including tabby, bicolor shaded, and spotted. The beautiful large eyes with green, golden, blue colors add looks to their personality. They have well round muzzle with rounded ear tips and prominent chick bones. The legs are coarse with a medium to the long tail. They like jumping and climbing like all other cats, and it is comical to find them posing differently. You will find them hanging on the curtains or running across your living room.
This cat breed is brilliant, and starting early with their training is beneficial. They enjoy human interaction and love attention. They easily form strong bonds with their favorite humans and are equally friendly towards the kids. Their playful nature makes them a great companion for younger kids. If there are other pets and cats in the house, the Scottish fold quickly establishes friendship, especially when introduced well at an early age. The Scottish fold is not much vocal and wouldn’t cry around to get your attention unless something serious turns out. One unique thing about this breed is that they are docile and independent at the same time.
The Scottish fold is a sensitive cat, and a chaotic household is not the perfect atmosphere for them. They fit in well in a one-room apartment as well as a palace. Due to their sensitive nature, living them alone for a more extended period is not recommended. Although you can keep them alone for some hours, extended hours of loneliness can trigger separation anxiety.
The origin of the Scottish fold traces back to the early 1960s with one kitten named Susie, who was found on a Scottish farm. This kitten was born with a genetic mutation of her unusual folded ears. This unique trait quickly grabbed the attention of breeders, and they started breeding Susie’s offspring with American and British shorthair cats. And that is how we got Scottish fold cat.
The Scottish folds were first imported to America in 1971. Most cat associations recognized this new cat breed by the middle of the 1970s. Over the years, with Susie’s offspring taking forward, the lineage has developed a unique place in the world of cats’ breed. However, sadly the cat breed is not recognized as a breed in their country of origin as the authorities are concerned that the folded ears might lead to some kind of ear infections or deafness. Today the Scottish fold in one of the most popular cat breeds.