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Scotland is the country where the Scottish Fold cat breed first appeared. It is also referred to as Coupari, Highland Fold, Scottish Fold Longhair, and Longhair Fold.
Scottish shepherd William Ross and his wife launched a breeding effort in 1961 using a kitten named Snooks that had two folded ears. Once the breed had gained acceptance, it was called Scottish Fold from "lopeared" in 1966 when they started marketing it to cat enthusiasts.
Despite concerns about ear disorders such as mites, infections, and hearing loss, the Scottish Fold was accepted and registered by other cat fancier organizations in the 1970s.
The folded ears of the Scottish Fold are his most distinguishing physical feature. This is due to a dominant gene that causes his ears to fold forward and downward. The ears of the cat are born straight, but after three weeks they begin to fold.
The Scottish Fold is a medium-sized, well-balanced cat. His expression is endearing. His eyes are large and rounded, with a color that varies depending on the color of his coat.
The small ears are folded downward and forward. The majority of the time, they are rounded at the tips and set in a cap-like shape.
The legs are short and coarse, with neatly rounded paws. The medium-sized tapering tail is proportional to the cat's body.
The Scottish Fold can be shorthaired or longhaired. The short coat is dense, plush, and soft. The longhaired cat has visible britches, a tail plume, toe tufts, and ear furnishings. Coat colors and patterns are diverse, with the exception of Siamese and Himalayan patterns.
An adult Scottish Fold weighs 4 to 6 kg on average.
The typical lifespan of a Scottish Fold is 15 years.
The Scottish Fold is tough, intelligent, gentle, and soft-spoken. He adapts quickly to new people and situations. He gets along well with both cat-friendly pets and children.
This devoted cat enjoys human company and will develop a bond with just one person in his home. The Scottish Fold will be cordial and allow people to pet and love him, but it will be obvious to whom he is most attached.
This playful cat, on the other hand, is not clingy. He is content to be near his human companion but is not a lap cat. He enjoys retrieving any cat toys.
A good brushing and combing at least once a week is required for the shorthaired Scottish Fold. The longhaired cat requires it three to four times per week. This is required for both coats to avoid knotting and matting. When necessary, a bath can be given.
To avoid bad breath and gum disease, proper dental care is essential. It helps to get your cat comfortable to having his teeth brushed from a young age. Biogance DentiPlaque, which helps reduce plaque buildup, can also be used on his food.
Nail care is essential. A good cat scratching tree should be available to the Scottish Fold. To prevent injuries, nails should be clipped to ensure they are short and neat.
The distinctive curled ears, which can collect dirt and germs, might serve as a breeding ground for bacteria. Every two weeks, they need to be thoroughly cleaned.