Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted Jul 11, 2015
Scottish Folds cats are a unique breed of cat and I was drawn to them particularly because of their appearance; they have a more rounded build than other breeds and have shorter legs and relatively large paws, giving them a very cute and cuddly look. They have round, full faces which adds to their cuddliness. Their most outstanding physical feature, however, is their folded ears.
Owning other breeds of cat, or standard domestic shorthairs, can be a gamble as to how the cat will behave and interact with you. Cats have a variety of personalities, some positive and some negative. Some are friendly, affectionate and playful whilst others are aggressive and reclusive. Owning a Scots Folds avoids this problem because they are almost always very affectionate and loving towards their owner, making them perfect for small families. They also get along well with dogs.
For a lot of people, the downside of owning a cat is that they are instinctive hunters and will proudly deposit what they catch on your doorstep. Despite their cute appearance and seemingly less than athletic build, Scots Folds do hunt, although they may prefer to spend most of their time indoors.
On the whole, I consider Scottish folds to be the best breed of cat to own for their beautiful appearance and positive temperament. Most breeds are naturally selfish and aloof (such is the nature of cats) but Scots Folds genuinely love their owners.