About breed

Scottish folds are mellow, loving, sweet-tempered and adapt quickly to new environments and people. While folds will deign to allow others to cuddle and pet them, they are very loyal and tend to bond with one person in the household, whom they will follow from room to room like devoted, lop-eared puppies. They thrive on attention and interaction with their chosen humans and are agreeable to almost any suggestion – as long as it can be accomplished from a reclining position.

The original Scottish Fold was a long-haired white-haired barn cat named Susie, who was found at a farm near Coupar Angus in Scotland, in 1961. When Susie had kittens, two of them were born with folded ears, and one was acquired by William Ross, a neighboring farmer and cat-fancier.

Scottish Folds are medium sized cats, they have rounded entire body and head and large and rounded eyes, short- or long-haired. Long-haired Scottish Folds are called Highland Fold. Folds may have nearly any coat colours or combination of colours (including white).

Scottish Straight are very valuable when breeding Scottish folds as one of the future kitties parents have to by Scottish Straight. All Folds are born with straight ears. At around three weeks the ears begin to fold, if they are going to. The ears of Scottish Folds can be very folded or just slightly folded. Scottish Folds with very folded ears are very rare so they are very valuable.

Despite their devotion, they are not clingy or demanding cats and usually prefer to be near you rather than on your lap. They vocalize only when they have something very important to say, like “Feed me,” but even then their voices are usually quiet. They enjoy a good game of fetch now and then and stay playful and kittenish well into adulthood.

Breed standard (WCF)

Body – the medium to large sized cat is muscular and stocky. Chest, shoulders and back are broad and massive. The neck is short and solid. The legs are short and muscular, the paws are thick and round. The tail is of medium length and reaches at least the front legs, with a rounded tip, without any thickening or becoming hardened and freely movable up to the tip.

Head – the skull is rounded, massive, broad with a firm chin. The nose is short, broad and straight.

The profile is curved (without stop). The cheeks are full and solid. The large, round whiskerpads give a definite countour to the short muzzle.

Ears – are small and forward folded, with slightly rounded tips, which point towards the center of the head. They are set wide apart and lie flat to the skull.

Eyes – are large and round. They are set in a wide distance. The colour fits to the coat colour.

Coat – is short and very dense, not close lying. Due to sufficient undercoat the coat stands like plush, but it is not woolly, it is crisp.

Colour varieties – all colours and pointed colours are recognized.

Scale of points

Body 10 points

Tail 15 points

Head 15 points

Ears 30 points

Eyes 15 points

Coat texture and colour 10 points

Condition 5 points