Vital Stats

shorthaired or medium-longhaired
Life Span
11 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics

  • Extremely

    Affectionate with family

  • Moderate

    Amount of shedding

  • Not particularly

    Easy to groom

  • Fairly good

    General health

  • Highly intelligent


  • Extremely

    Kid friendly

  • Extremely

    Pet friendly

  • Moderate

    Potential for playfulnes

  • Health

    As you probably know Scottish Fold breed is getting very popular. Unfortunately along with that there are also a lot of negative publicity related to this breed's health issues.

  • MOST of them are untrue due to luck of understanding the genetics of this breed. However some health issue do come up due to incorrect breeding.

  • The Scottish Fold breed produces cats with both straight and folded ears. A single copy of the fold mutation produces the breed's characteristic folded ears, and cats with two copies are prone to more extreme health problems affecting cartilage and bone.

  • There are 2 types of genes responsible for Scottish fold characteristics:

  • N = Normal (straight ears no do carry any health ussues related to the breed),

  • SF = Fold mutation. 

  • ☑️Cats with N/N genotype will have straight ears. They cannot transmit this fold variant to their offspring and will not have any health issues related to this breed. 

  • ☑️Cats with N/SF genotype will have folded ears and may develop health issues related to cartilage and bone. They will transmit this fold variant to 50% of their offspring, and those offspring will also have folded ears.

  • ☑️Cats with SF/SF genotype will have folded ears and may have severe bone, cartilage, and joint issues. They will transmit this fold variant to all of their offspring, and those offspring will also hav e folded ears.

  • By having one of the parents straight ears and one folded ears the risk of folded ears kittens to develop severe bone, cartilage, and joint issues is very min as they can only have : N/N, SF/N kittens.

  • These health issues become apparent only if BOTH Parents are Scottish fold With FOLDED EARS., as you will have. : SF/SF, SF/N, N/N Kittens

  • Both pedigreed cats and mixed-breed cats have varying incidences of health problems that may be genetic in nature. A typical lifespan is 15 years. Problems that may affect the Scottish Fold include the following:

    • Degenerative joint disease, especially in the tail but also in the ankle and knee joints, causing pain or poor mobility. It’s important to handle the tail carefully if it has developed stiffness.
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease, has been seen in the breed, but it has not yet been proven to be a heritable form of the disease.

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