Scottish Fold

Body The medium to large sized cat is muscular and stocky. Chest, shoulders and back are broad and massive.
The legs are short and muscular, the paws are thick and round. The tail is of medium length, reaching at least to the shoulders. It ends in a rounded tip. It should not have thickened areas or stiffness and should be fully flexible up to the tip. The neck is short and solid.
Head The head is rounded, massive, broad with a firm chin. The nose is short, broad and straight.
The profile is curved (without a stop). The cheeks are full and round.
The large, round whisker pads give definition to the short, pronounced muzzle.
Ears The ears are small and forward folded, with slightly rounded tips, which point towards the centre of the head. They are set wide apart and lie flat to the skull.
Eyes The eyes are large and round. They are wide set.
Eye colour corresponds with the coat colour.
Coat The coat is short and very dense, standing off from the body. It is plush, due to substantial undercoat.
The texture is crisp, not woolly.
Colour varieties All colours, patterns with any amount of white and pointed colours with Siamese points without white are recognized. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.
  • Inflexibility in any part of the tail is a severe fault.
  • ears not lying flat to the skull
  • profile with stop
Breeding and
  • Mating between Scottish Fold / Highland Fold x Scottish Fold / Highland Fold is not permitted.
  • It is only permitted to use British Shorthair / Longhair and Scottish / Highland Straight for breeding.
  • It is not permitted to register kittens with straight ears as British Shorthair / Longhair. They must be registered as Scottish /     Highland Straight, and it is not permitted to use these kittens for breeding British Shorthair / Longhair.


Scale of points
Body: 10
Tail: 15
Head: 15
Ears: 30
Eyes: 15
Coat texture and colour: 10
Condition: 5