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Scottish Fold

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #10
Name Scottish Fold
Other names Scot Fold
Origin United Kingdom
Size Medium
Coat ShortDensePlushSoft
Lap Cat No
Life span 11-14 years
Temperament AffectionateIntelligentLoyalPlayfulSocialSweetLoving
Weight Male: 7 - 11 poundsFemale: 5 - 8 pounds
Colors WhiteBlackBlueRedCreamSilver
Kitten Price Average $400 - $600 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with adults, children (6+), and seniors and can be very affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 3 stars
Grooming 3 starsModerate Maintenance: Regular grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. It stimulates circulation, massages the skin, and removes debris and loose hair. Frequency should be once a week (short hair) and twice a week (long hair).
Health Issues 1 starsGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 4 stars
Shedding 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this cat to shed moderately. By providing it proper nutrition, regular grooming, and keeping the shedding contained to a small area, like a pet bed, will minimize shedding and make it more manageable.
Social Needs 3 stars
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Vocalization 1 starsLow Vocalization: It is known to be quiet. Therefore, owners shouldn't be concerned of excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Milo Sienna
02 Blade Angel
03 Toby   Boo
04 Coco Zoey
05 Tigger Sushi
06 Lucky Jade
07 Felix Cleo
08 Aaron Maya
09 Oscar Alice
10 Achmed Leah
Overview

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.

Scottish Folds are normally affectionate, calm and well-behaved. They are highly personable and tend to bond well with their entire human and companion pet family. They are hardy animals, owing this in part to their barn cat ancestors. Scottish Folds typically are content in almost any type of household – rural or urban, busy or quiet. They do well in noisy homes with children and/or other cats and dogs, although they also seem to be just as pleased to be an only pet in a one-person household. While Scottish Folds appreciate attention, affection and play time, they can be quite content to spend their days alone at home napping, while their owners are at work. The Scottish Fold has a very slight, soft meow and is not a particularly vocal breed.

Children & Other Pets
The friendly, laidback Scottish Fold is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect, and he likes to play and is capable of learning tricks. He is happy to live with cat-friendly dogs, too, thanks to his amiable disposition. Introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.
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