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Scottish Short Hair

Scottish Short Hair Profile

Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: 20-25 cms

Avg weight Female: 3-4.5 kg

Avg weight Male: 4-6 kg

Coat type: Short, dense, and plush in texture.

Coat colours and body type: An evenly balanced and well-rounded frame, the Scottish Shorthair comes in a wide range of colours and corresponding eye colours respectively.    

Grooming required: Low - weekly brush.

Similar Breeds: British shorthair, American shorthair, Scottish Fold.

Health Profile: Brachycephalic, osteochondrodysplasia, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), cardiomyopathy.

Scottish Short Hair temperament

The Scottish Shorthair is the straight-eared progeny of the Scottish Fold. Much like the Scottish Folds, the Scottish Shorthair is a gentle, quiet breed. Not an active cat, the Scottish Shorthair is calm and placid in nature, making them ideally suited for indoor life. A good apartment breed, the Scottish Shorthair is not overly demanding, or vocal, and will enjoy a peaceful life with their owner. They are well suited to quieter households.