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Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold or Lops, as it is known, is a breed of cat that is recognisable by its ears that bend forward and down towards the front of their head. This gives the cat an owl-like appearance. This is caused by a natural dominant-gene mutation that gives the ear cartilage a fold. Some Scottish Fold cats can have normal ears. These cats can be long or short haired and come in a variety of different colors. The name "Scottish Fold" was given to the breed in 1966. Before then it was known as simply, Lop-Eared. The modern Scottish Fold is believed to have originated in Perthshire in Scotland in 1961.


The Scottish Fold cat is typically good-natured and rather placid. It can adjust to changes very well and is considered very laid back. Other animals and unfamiliar people do not bother the Scottish Fold at all. Despite its placid nature, the cat can be very playful and very affectionate with its owner. It is also highly intelligent, loyal and softspoken. The cat is not as hardy and robust as other breeds and must be handled carefully to avoid any injuries to the tail. Able to live as an indoor cat and an apartment cat, this is a great breed for anyone who wants a cat that is easy to take care of.

  • Build (Male / Female)

    Male: 12 pounds (6kg)

    Female: 8-12 pounds (3-6kg)

  • Life Expectancy

    On average the Scottish Fold will live between 9 and 13 years.

  • Litter Size

    5-6 kittens on average.

  • Grooming

    The coat of the Scottish Fold is easy to take care of and requires little maintenance. Brushing and combing the fur once a week will be enough to keep it in top condition.

  • Recognition