Scottish Fold
Scottish Fold Cat Breed
Size
Small to medium, with males weighing 7 to 11 pounds and females weighing 5 to 8 pounds
Coat
Longhair — medium-long; shorthair — medium-short, dense, plush
Color
White, black, blue, red, cream and silver, plus various patterns and shadings

With her uniquely folded ears, round face and wide eyes, the Scottish Fold is described as looking like a pixie, an owl or a teddy bear. A mellow, loving breed, this cat adapts easily to new environments and enjoys adults, children and other pets. The Scottish Fold usually bonds to one person, following you from room to room like a loyal puppy. This playful, intelligent breed has two coat varieties, longhair and shorthair.

Did you know?

All Scottish Folds can be traced back to a white female barn cat with unique folded ears, named “Susie,” who was born in 1961 on a farm near Coupar Angus in the Tayside Region of Scotland.

True Nature of Cats

Interested in learning about your cat's true nature? We studied one of their living ancestors, the African Wild Cat, and turned those insights into an interactive journal.