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Scottish Fold

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Scottish Fold (Face, Lying)
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Scottish Fold (Face, Blue)
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Scottish Fold (Sitting, Side View)
Sitting, Side View

Breed Information


2018: #9

2017: #7

Name Scottish Fold
Other names Scot Fold
Origin United Kingdom
Size Medium

Short Hair

Long Hair




Lap Cat No
Life span 11-14 years









Male: 9 - 13 pounds

Female: 6 - 9 pounds








Kitten Prices

Average $1000 - $2000 USD

Scottish folds get their name from the fact they generally have folded ears. Not every kitten has folded ears, so those who do have this trait are the ones in high demand. Kittens that come from high-titled breeding lines can costs anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 or more. Prices will vary according to the breeder and the quality, age, and show record, if any, of the cat that you're considering.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Affection Level

5 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good 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


3 stars

Moderate 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

3 stars

Hypoallergenic: NoThe biggest is Osteochondodisplaysia it causes thickening of the cartilage and deformed bones. The breeding of the breed has even been banned in some countries.


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3 stars

Moderate 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


1 stars

Low 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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Scottish Fold Kitten (Face, Cream)
Face, Cream
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Scottish Fold Kitten (Face, Red)
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Scottish Fold Kitten (Face, Muzzle)
Face, Muzzle

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
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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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