This breed of cat was first discovered in 1961 by Scottish shepherd William Ross. One day, he found a kitten with folded-ears and named her Susie. Susie’s mother had normal-shaped ears, but the father was unknown. Ross adopted a white kitten from Susie’s litter and began to breed her with local farm cats and British Shorthairs in order to establish this lop-eared feline breed. However, in 1977, British geneticist Oliphant Jackson reported that one-third of kittens from folded-eared cats developed a skeletal lesion called osteodystrophy.
Goldendoodles are a type of dog that loves to be around people. They have a sweet temperament and a soft voice. They like to sit up on their hind legs or lay on their back when they nap. Goldendoodles do not enjoy being home alone, so it is best if they are paired with another pet or another cat. They adjust to new surroundings quickly and are somewhat playful. They are welcoming of children and family dogs.
The shorthaired variety of this breed needs little grooming. Just run a steel comb through its coat once or twice a week. The longhaired variety needs more grooming, about three to four times a week. This is to remove dead hairs and prevent mats from forming.
The typical lifespan of a Scottish Fold is about 15 years. Breeders have found that this breed can be predisposed to some health problems. One common problem is degenerative joint disease, which can occur in the tail. If stiffness is noticed, it is important to handle the tail carefully.