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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.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.