Scottish Fold Cat Breed Information, Pictures

These cats are normally short and stocky. They have adorable ears that fold forward, which gives them a somewhat sad look--along with their name. Learn about this breed.


Scottish Fold cats are becoming more and more popular as pets across the United States.

They are very loving cats that come in a wide array of colors. And then of course there are their characteristic folded-down ears.

Scottish Fold cats are short and stocky. They are fairly small cats that have rounded bodies and rounded heads. Their coats have thick stripes in a variety of colors including white, pink, orange, golden, black, deep brown, and gray. Usually white is a prominent color. The pattern of colors varies greatly from cat to cat in this breed. These cats are a bit chunky and have short furry tails that are quite well proportioned with the rest of their bodies.

The most distinguishing characteristic of the Scottish Folds is their folded down ears. That’s how they got their name. Their ears are nearly perfectly pointed, but the top half of their ears fold down halfway down the remainder of their ears. This gives them an adorable look that is unforgettable.

The Scottish Fold originated in Scotland in the early 1960s. The breed was imported to the United States in the late 1960s. That’s when the breed underwent a selective breeding program and the Scottish Fold was mated with the American Shorthair. This is what’s currently known as the Scottish Fold in the United States.

The Scottish Fold is well-liked among cat owners around the world. They have a great temperament that makes them great pets. They are loving and playful. They are quite affectionate toward their owners and love to cuddle and play. These cats, like most cats, like to have their downtime though, as well. They like a quiet place for them to be alone and play with a toy quietly alone. They like to have a warm place to be by themselves. They make good indoor or outdoor cats.