Scottish Fold Longhair Cats & Kittens for Sale

Scottish Fold Longhairs, also known as Highland Folds, are a rare and highly sought-after pedigree, loved for its long, plush fur and adorable folded ears. And, if you think they look cute, wait until you get to know them. Scottish Fold Longhairs have a winning personality. They are highly affectionate, easy-going, playful, and intelligent.

The Scottish Fold Longhair’s unusual ears have raised concerns in the veterinary industry, as the natural gene mutation that affects the ear cartilage causes some health predispositions. However, with mindful breeding and proper care, these fluffy owl-like kitties make lovely companions. 

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Meet the Scottish Fold Longhair

Scottish Fold Longhairs are medium-sized cats, although their long, thick coats do make them appear larger than their shorthair siblings. They weigh between 6 to 13 lbs, with females being smaller than males. They have sturdy, rounded bodies along with circular heads.

Their ears fold forward and fit closely to their heads, and they have big, round eyes that give them a curious yet endearing expression. However, surprisingly, Scottish Fold Longhairs are born with straight ears. At around 3 to 4 weeks, their ears begin to turn forwards and drop. Plus, usually, only about 50% of the litter will develop folded ears. The remaining kittens with straight ears are known as straight eared Folds.

Long haired Scottish Folds boast beautiful long coats that are dense and plush. While their gorgeous fur makes them look and feel like teddies, it does matt quickly, so you’ll need to brush them every day. Scottish Folds can come in all colours and patterns. Many will be a solid shade like white or silver-blue, and it’s also common to see grey and brown Tabby Scottish Fold Longhairs.

They have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. Still, anyone who brings a Scottish Fold into their home should be aware of their genetic predispositions and create a preventive health plan with their vet.

Many people mistakenly assume that the Scottish Fold Longhairs’ ears are a result of selective breeding. However, this is a naturally occurring breed that originated amongst barn cats in Scotland. Even so, because many people found these kitties’ ears adorable, breeders began to develop these Scottish barn cats as a pedigree breed.

The temperament of a Scottish Fold Longhair

It’s not just their appearance that attracts cat lovers to this breed. Scottish Fold Longhairs are as gentle and loving as they look. They enjoy spending time with their owners, whether that’s playing together or sitting on their lap, yet they are very easy-going, too. They will not demand your attention and are instead a very quiet breed. When they do speak, they use soft-sounding meows instead of insistent calls.

These fluffy felines have medium energy levels but love to play and are super curious. Their curiosity may even lead them to the kitchen cupboards, and as they are pretty intelligent, they can figure out how to open them.

These cats have brilliant personality traits, such as sitting on the sofa like a human, known as the Buddha position. They also like to sleep on their back, and some will use their paws to eat and drink! Scottish Fold Longhairs are not just cute, but they are an incredibly entertaining breed that will bring much joy and laughter into your life.

10 reasons to add a Scottish Fold Longhair to your family

  1. They are super laid-back - Some cats are indeed massive attention seekers. However, Scottish Fold Longhairs prove that kitties can be loving and affectionate without being needy.
  2. They enjoy cuddles - While Scottish Folds love to play, they don’t have high energy levels. Therefore, they tire easily and will then seek you out for a long snuggle session. And of course, because their long, soft fur makes them feel like a teddy bear, you’ll never be able to resist a cuddle with this cutie.
  3. They cope well with change - Their easy-going nature means they don’t get stressed much and handle change surprisingly well. So, if you move house or take multiple holidays, you won’t have to worry about this kitty getting anxious. In fact, they might even enjoy travelling with you.
  4. They are quiet felines - These peaceful kitties don’t make a lot of noise, so they will never wake you up in the middle of the night with vocal demands for food!
  5. They fit well into multi-pet households - If you already have some pets and are looking for a new addition, a Scottish Fold is an excellent choice. Their adaptability means they quickly accept the company of other animals, and their gentle nature means they are unlikely to cause fights.
  6. They make an excellent pet for kids - Being so patient and easy-going makes them a perfect choice for children, too. They will happily play with children and do not lash out unless the child hurts them, of course!
  7. You can train them to fetch - Because of their high IQ, many Scottish Fold owners have taught them to play fetch and even perform tricks.
  8. They have quirky standing and sitting positions - TMany Scottish Fold cats will stand up like a Prairie dog to get a better view of their surroundings. What’s more, they will copy the way you sit on the sofa, sitting upright with their legs out in front of them.
  9. They look like charming pixies - No one can deny how cute a Scottish Fold Longhair looks. Their folded ears combined with their plush, dense coat makes them one of the cutest cats worldwide.
  10. They are a famous breed - Scottish Folds are not only well-known for their unique ears. Many celebrities have chosen this breed as their feline companions, too, which has made them even more exclusive and popular.

Best homes for a Scottish Fold Longhair

Scottish Fold Longhairs are very adaptable cats that deal well with change and will settle into pretty much any home environment. This makes them suitable for all types of families, including those with young children and pets, both of which Scottish Folds enjoy being around.

Although they are social creatures who adore humans, they are not as needy as some other breeds. They generally are fine to stay alone during the day, but this will depend on the individual cat’s temperament. Because these felines enjoy the company of other animals, they will thrive if they have a furry friend or two to grow up around. This is especially true if you work out of the house, as it will help to reduce their loneliness.

Frequently Asked Questions About Scottish Fold Longhair Kittens

Why should I choose a Scottish Fold Longhair from The Pedigree Paws over somewhere else?
It’s a sad truth that not all breeders prioritise the health and wellbeing of their kittens. However, here at The Pedigree Paws, our main concern is that kittens are bred and raised ethically, and each kitten receives the best care. This is why we created our matchmaking agency to be a trustworthy go-to company for cat lovers throughout Britain and Europe. We aim to give our customers total assurance that their new kitten is coming from a good home. Therefore, we ensure all our breeders are certified and licensed and care for every Scottish Fold Longhair kitten as if they were their pet.
Is a Scottish Fold Longhair the right kitten for me?
Scottish Fold Longhairs have winning personalities and make an ideal companion for most homes. They are super affectionate and enjoy cuddles and petting, so if you’re after a lapcat, a Scottish Fold Longhair is an excellent choice. Cat lovers also adore this breed as they display some independence and are not needy. Most Scottish Fold Longhairs will do okay when left alone, providing they get plenty of attention when you are home. Plus, thanks to their easy-going, accepting nature, they also make fabulous companions for children and ideal additions to multi-pet households.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
Getting a new pet should always be a happy and exciting experience. However, with some unethical breeders still around, this is not always the reality. Our mission is to fight against these rogue breeding facilities, which is why we created The Pedigree Paws matchmaking agency. Here, we provide a space for passionate, ethical breeders to showcase their kittens and a trustworthy platform for cat lovers to go to when they want a new pet. We recommend you read through some of our success stories on our testimonials page to see the results for yourself. We’re always incredibly proud to hear about the happy partnerships between cat lovers and kittens that we have facilitated.
Are Scottish Fold Longhairs from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
Kitten health is the number one priority at The Pedigree Paws, so we will never list any kittens that are not 100% healthy. Our breeders take every Scottish Fold kitten to a licensed vet for a thorough health checkup before advertising them on our site. They also carry out DNA checks on both the kitten’s parents to check the likelihood of possible genetic health issues. Anyone interested in a Scottish Fold should know that this breed has some health predispositions due to the genetic mutation that causes their ears to fold. So even if they have no health issues as kittens, you should still create a preventive health plan with your vet.
When can I get my new Scottish Fold Longhair?
To ensure correct development, every Scottish Fold Longhair from The Pedigree Paws stays with their mother and littermates until they are eight weeks old, at the minimum. However, we always aim to keep them together until they are 10 to 13 weeks old to give them the very best start in life. Every kitten is different, though, and some will be ready before others. Therefore, we communicate with the breeder to decide the best date for the kitten, and they will confirm with you when your new furry friend is ready.
Can I see the parents of a Scottish Fold Longhair before purchase?
Because of the Scottish Fold’s genetic mutation and health concerns, we recommend taking extra precautions before buying this breed. We’ll assist you with this by arranging a video call with the breeder where you can virtually see the kitten and its parents. By seeing healthy parents, you’ll feel more confident that your long-haired Fold will remain well throughout their life.
Will I receive pedigree documents of my Scottish Fold Longhair kitten?
Currently, the Cat Fanciers’ Association is the only international breeding organisation that recognises Scottish Fold Longhairs as a pedigree breed and allows registration. So, our breeders register each Scottish Fold kitten with this organisation, and you’ll receive the official pedigree documents with your kitten.
Do your Scottish Fold Longhair kittens come from reputable breeders?
We’re very strict about who we let advertise on The Pedigree Paws, and we are not interested in working with companies whose primary concern is making money from breeding animals. So we only partner with private breeders who follow international pedigree organisation regulations and meet our in-house breeder requirements. As a result, all breeders on our platform raise their kittens with their mother and care for them as if they were family pets. Because of this, you’ll have total assurance that your long-haired Scottish Fold kitten is coming from a top British or European breeder.
Where are your Scottish Fold Longhair kittens raised?
Every kitten on The Pedigree Paws is raised in a family home with its mother and siblings. We do not work with commercial breeding facilities or breeders who raise animals in other ways, such as in cages separate from their mothers. Keeping young kittens in an environment like this can be detrimental to their health and wellbeing and result in various behavioural problems. Kittens are the most healthy and happy when they grow up in a family home. This environment also means they will adjust well when they go to their forever home as they have already had plenty of socialisation with humans and other animals.
How can I help my Scottish Fold Longhair adjust to its new home?
Luckily, Scottish Fold Longhairs are one of the most adaptable and easy-going breeds. These kittens usually settle into their new home straight away and quickly bond with their new humans. However, each Scottish Fold’s personality differs, so we recommend some precautions to prevent a stressful experience. Before the breeder sends your kitten to you, ask them to include something that contains their mother’s scent, such as a towel or blanket. Their scent contains feline pheromones that will keep your new kitten relaxed during the journey. Then, once your new furry friend arrives, let them explore one room only for the first day to avoid overwhelming them.