The Scottish Fold cat is a mutation developed from a single
cat found in a barn in Scotland in 1966. This female, named Susie, had
several kittens with the same "folded" ears, and these were bred with
British Shorthair cats
to produce the breed. In the U.S., descendants of Susie were bred to American Shorthair cats
with similar results- a plump, short-legged, owl-faced cat with a
charming, and fun-loving personality, just as easy-going and pleasant
as could be. The Scottish Fold is exceptional inside and out and they
have recently become very popular. These are exceptional pets for
families and children, but
they do not like to be left alone. Another cat for company is
All domestic cat breeds were developed with a certain look and
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Cool Cat Facts...
Scottish Fold kittens are born with normal ears
that begin to fold over around the third week of life. Often occurring
within the same litter, some individuals ears never fold, and these
cats are called, not very cleverly, "straights."
Is A Scottish Fold Cat Right For You?
The Scottish Fold cat is recognized by the Cat
Association (CFA), the world's largest cat organization. It is a
relatively uncommon pure-bred or "pedigreed" domestic cat breed. These
cats have some unique characteristic and are particularly
sweet-tempered. They are known to sleep on their backs and to "sit-up"
with their front paws resting on their ample bellies in a kind of
Buddha-pose. The Scottish Fold comes in any color or pattern The coat
is dense with a plush
undercoat. Shedding may be high and regular grooming is desired. These
are chunky, medium-sized cats that have several breed-related health
issues, most of which can be avoided if extra care in the selection of
a breeder is employed. Because it is mellow and desires interaction,
the Scottish Fold
a superb family cat that does exceptionally well with, and often seems
to cherish children.
Scottish Fold Cat Breed Standards
Shape: The head is
round with a firm, chin and round, full cheeks. A flattened, or dish
face is typical, but not necessary. Males can appear quite jowly as
they mature and this is a desirable trait. The ears should be
small, folding over forward and downward. Tightly folded, tiny ears are
highly desirable. The ears are set to the sides, and ideally, frame the
rounded skullcap on either side. The eyes should be round and
quite wide with a sweet expression. One of the breeds most beautiful
features. Any eye color but some preferences depending on coat color.
Body and Tail:
The body is
medium size and well rounded with hips equally as wide as shoulders.
Firm, muscular and thick. Legs are short to medium with good bone and
large, round, well-knuckled feet. The tail is medium to long and
tapering. A long tail is desirable.
Short in length, plush, soft and dense. There are longer coats
colors and patterns are accepted.
be a medium size, somewhat cobby cat, otherwise well-formed and of
classic shorthair style. The remarkable ears, coupled with the wide,
round eyes set it apart and give this cat perhaps the most unique
expression in the feline world. Adorable inside and out, the Scottish
Fold cat is an exceptional choice.
Inside Cat or Outside Cat?
Wondering if you should allow your cat to go outside
unsupervised? Well there are definitely some pure breeds that should
never be outside cats.
breeds like the Sphynx
are extremely vulnerable and should always be supervised outdoors.
Docile breeds like the Burmese
may not be able to defend themselves. All cats allowed
outdoors are exposed to diseases and parasites that they would not
otherwise encounter. Fred Flintstone put his saber-tooth out every
night, but the cat jumped right back in the window - and he was a
saber-tooth! Still, most of us feel a little envy when we see our
domestic companion out on some high perch, sniffing the breeze of
liberty, and there is no doubt that cats love their freedom.
what do YOU think
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