No wonder they say that the dog needs only the owner, and the cat - the house. Although this opinion can be considered correct only partially. For example, it is because of the permanence of the house that the cat is oriented in space even in total darkness. Moving furniture temporarily deprives her of a sense of confidence and comfort, she will need at least a day to master the changes. Only in the usual territory, where everything has long been studied and familiar to the smallest detail, she will feel confident and again become a real, full-fledged mistress.
But the Scottish cat takes these changes especially sharply. Other qualities are vividly expressed in him: rapid domestication and affection for the family in which he found himself.
Little kittens (at least cats and cats for months to six or seven) are not as affected as the adults are. Although, no doubt, even an adult cat (or kitty), provided a soft and caring attitude over time will get used to the new housing and recognize the new owner.
The Scottish prickly cat (Scottish Straight) is like a British cat. There is an opinion that this is her closest relative. His character, like that of a British cat, is calm and balanced. It is an ideal breed for fans of complete tranquility and silence in the house. Although, we must admit, if you want to play, he is always ready to make a company.
The Scottish cat has its own characteristics. It is much more elegant and slightly lighter than the "British", its body is more stretched, its head is round (soft outlines), weight - up to five kilograms (in cats - not more than 3.5 kg). He is as mobile and plastic as British cats.
Distinctive features - graceful body, round muzzle (even in a cat) and flexible, narrowed in the end, tail. The nose is neat, short. For silverycolor is characteristic of the outline of the nose and eyes. Amber eyes are large, round and very expressive. The upper eyelid is almond-shaped. Ears are small (medium) and slightly rounded. Body muscular, quite strong. The chest is well developed. Despite this, excessive massiveness is considered a disadvantage. Scottish Straight is a full-fledged Scottish cat. Admissible colors: white, blue, purple, striped, marble, silver (chinchilla). There are also colorful kittens.
The Scottish prickly cat grows to the size of a Scottish lop-eared. It is simply necessary for the breeding of folded cats, since mating primarily between lop-eared can lead to bone anomalies in the offspring.
A straight cat needs to select a folld (folded cat), and a Scottish short-haired cat should make a couple of folded cats. Only such selection will give a healthy and strong offspring (of course, with the absence of vices on both sides). In litters from such parents, usually lop-eared, and pryamouhie kittens are born. Often - equally. Although, undoubtedly, the role of dominance also plays a role.
Mother catsthis breed is very caring and treat their offspring very responsibly, flawlessly caring for the kids. A kitten, growing up, easily accustomed to the trays and claws, rarely giving the owners a problem.
The best age to buy a Scottish cat is 2-3 months. At this time, the kids are already accustomed to adult food and toilet. In addition, responsible breeders must already make the necessary vaccinations by this time. Therefore, you will only have to enjoy the society of the representative of the intellectuals of the cat's world. With good care Scottish cat will live up to 20 years.