The first Scottish Fold was discovered in Scotland in 1961. The breed was established through crosses with British Shorthairs.
Scottish Folds are born with straight ears that fold forward and down as they mature, creating their signature owl look.
Scottish Folds tend to be very calm, tolerant, and affectionate. They adapt well to new people and environments.
Folds are categorized as single or double based on whether one or both ears fold forward.
While not hyperactive, Folds enjoy interactive play. They especially love puzzle toys and learning tricks.
The fold gene can cause cartilage abnormalities. Reputable breeding reduces risks.
The medium-length, dense coat needs weekly brushing to remove loose hair and prevent mats.