Extraordinarily charming and balanced cats of Scottish breed
Representatives of the Scottish breed amaze all connoisseurs of the Cat family with their beauty, gracefulness and calm, balanced disposition. It is believed that this breed was bred in Scotland, where in the sixties of the last century a white kitten with curled ears appeared for the first time, similar to a bear cub. It was he who later became the ancestor of all Scottish. In 1978, the Scottish breed was represented at an international exhibition, where it received an official status. And after 50 years she won the special love of all the breeders.
Scottish cats: straights and folds
There are two types of Scottish - straights (individuals with erect ears) and folds that have a unique ears hall, making them especially attractive. Both types of animals are necessary for breeding, because according to the laws of crossing, one of the parents must have a lop-eared one, and the other must have a prickly one to get a healthy litter. Violation of this rule entails the appearance of offspring with serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system and with other harmful mutations. The breed of Scottish Scottish cats was previously considered only an instrument necessary for the breeding of lop-eared individuals, but now has gained worldwide fame and won the love of many breeders. Standards of breed have been developed and are now being applied, and the cat-straights successfully participate in various exhibitions attracting visitors' attention with their nobility and beauty.
To understand that before you a true "Scot", you can by the following characteristic features. As a rule, the representative of the breed in question has a strong constitution and reaches middle size in adulthood. Cats are usually significantly smaller than cats, which can reach a weight of 6 kg or more. The animal's body is powerful, short, squat, round. Legs are not long, strong, with graceful paws. The tail is of medium length, pointed at the tip. The wool of folds and straights is short, very soft and silky to the touch, dense and well-fitting to the body. The color of Scottish can be different: striped (spotty, brindle, marble - the most different tabby-figures), multicolored (tortoiseshell, harlequin, van) and monophonic (black, white, chocolate, cream, blue). The ears of the fold are widely set and tightly pressed to the head: their upper part covers the auricle, giving the animal a special charming look.Cats of Scottish breed have widely set, large, round eyes, and their color should ideally correspond to the color of the coat. Sometimes animals come across with multi-colored eyes, especially such a sign is found in animals of white color. But even the bright, unconventional appearance of the Scots is not the most important thing. These beautiful animals are distinguished by good manners and a kind, calm character.
Cats of Scottish breed: character and behavior
It is believed that the representatives of this breed are endowed with a sufficiently high intelligence, so they easily learn and adapt quickly in a new unfamiliar environment. These animals are easily accustomed not only to the tray, but also to the nail clippings, so they will not cause any special trouble to their owners. Scottish have a calm, balanced temper, they are unobtrusive and intelligent. Their strong psyche allows you to buy and educate them in families with young children - they are always friends and will be able to find a common language with any household.
Not bad they get along with other animals, including dogs. Representatives of this breed differ in that they are completely non-aggressive and not vindictive, they will not behave inappropriately in revenge. Cats of Scottish breed are affectionate and sociable, love the "company", but at the same time they easily tolerate forced loneliness while the masters are at work. If the cat is badly treated or offended, it is usually retired, but almost never bites or scratches. As you can see, the Scots are very calm, peace-loving and accommodating, one might even say, loving. Give them due attention, and in response to affection, the pet will delight his owners with a purr.