Scottish Fold

Scottish Folds have a quiet, sociable character, and while they are prone to sleeping for long periods of the day, they also enjoy playing with their owners.

About the Scottish fold

Scottish Folds are intelligent, inquisitive and loyal to their family. They are not overly vocal, and when they do speak up, have tiny voices.

This breed gets along well with children and, once properly introduced, other family pets as well.

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

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
Medium coat
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Intelligent / Loyal / Friendly

Key facts

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

The Scottish Fold is known for its flattened ears that fold forward and downward. Please be aware that this ear fold is the result of a natural genetic mutation. This unique ear shape is caused by an underlying defect in the formation of cartilage, which would normally retain the ears in a normal shape.

This inherited cartilage defect can cause other deformities throughout the body. The welfare impacts can be severe in terms of pain and inability to perform natural behaviors. We advise you to choose a responsible breeder or shelter that has health and wellbeing of their cats as the number one priority and to seek advice from your veterinarian as needed.

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