In TICA the standards they look for in showing are:
SCOTTISH BREED GROUP (SF/SFL/SCS/SCL)
The Scottish cats are best known for the Scottish Fold (SF) with its distinctive ears
and large, round eyes, which give it a sweet, open expression. The Scottish Fold
Longhair (SFL) is the longhaired version of this breed. The Scottish Straight (SCS)
is the straight eared version of the Scottish Fold. The Scottish Straight Longhair
(SCL) is the straight eared, longhaired version of this breed.
HEAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points
Shape.. . . . . . . . . . . 10
Ears. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Eyes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chin. ............. 1
Muzzle. . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Profile. ............ 3
BODY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points
Torso. ............ 5
Legs. ............. 4
Feet. ............. 3
Tail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Boning. ........... 3
Musculature. ....... 5
COAT/COLOR/PATTERN. . . 15 points
Length. ........... 4
Texture. ........... 5
Pattern. ........... 3
OTHER.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 points
Balance. . . . ....... 2
Condition. . . ....... 2
Temperament.. . . . . . 1
Traditional and Pointed.
American Shorthair, British Shorthair,
Shape: Well rounded. Prominent
cheeks with a jowly appearance. Overall
look should have a sweet, open expression.
Should be round from any angle.
Folds: Folded forward and downward.
Small, tightly folded ear preferred. The ears
should be set in a cap-like fashion to expose
a rounded cranium, not set high on the
head. Size of ear is not as important as ear
set and fold. Ear tips to be rounded.
Straight: Size is medium to small with
rounded tips. The set is the same wide set
to show a rounded top head.
Eyes: Wide open, large and round with
Eye color to conform to
Chin: Should be moderate.
Muzzle: Moderate wide muzzle to have
well-rounded whisker pads.
Nose: Broad and short.
Profile: Gentle curve, brief stop is
Neck: Head should blend into a short
Torso: Body should be medium and
well rounded. Should be even from
shoulder to pelvic girdle.
Legs: Length in proportion to body. Cat
should stand firmly and show no signs of
weakness or lack of mobility in the
Feet: Toes to be neat and wellrounded.
Tail: Must show normal flexibility and be
in proportion to the body.
Boning: Medium boning.
Musculature: The Scottish should have
a firm, muscular body, no sign of softness or
flabbiness should be present.
Scottish Breed Group Standard, 05/01/14
(SF/SCS) Should be short, double coat
preferred. Should not lie flat to the body.
(SFL/SCL) Semi-long. Toe tufts and
ear furnishings should be clearly visible.
Ruff and britches desirable.
(SF/SCS) Should be plush, dense and
(SFL/SCL): Should be soft and stand
away from the body.
Pattern: All patterns.
Color: All traditional and pointed colors
Balance: Body should be medium and
well-balanced and well-proportioned.
Condition: Cat must exhibit a healthy condition.
Temperament: Unchallenging. The
Scottish is a sweet-tempered, affectionate
cat and enjoys being with people.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Scottish
Fold occurred as a spontaneous mutation in
farm cats in Scotland. All bona-fide
Scottish trace their pedigree to Susie, the
first fold-ear cat discovered by the founders
of the breed, William and Mary Ross. The
Breed was subsequently established by
outcrosses to both pedigreed breeds and
domestic cats in the United States. One
word can describe the Scottish and that is
ROUND in every sense of the word. Round
head, body, eyes, and feet. The Scottish
Fold is best known for its distinctive ears
and large, round eyes, which give it a sweet,
open expression. They retain a "kittenish"
expression their entire life. The shorthair is
medium in size with a plush, dense coat.
The longhair has the same standard as the
Shorthair Fold/Straight with the exception of
the coat, which is semi-long and stands
away from the body. However, the longhair
gives the breed a somewhat softer overall
look. The Scottish Straight is identical with
the same sweet open expression but with
ALLOWANCES: Seasonal changes in coat
length and texture for the longhair
PENALIZE: A heavy brow ridge is to be
penalized as it closes down the face, making
the cat look as if it is scowling or frowning
and detracts from the sweet, open
expression. The forehead should be
smooth. A definite nose break is considered
a fault. Any hint of lack of mobility in the cat
due to short coarse legs.
WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS (WW):
Evidence of illness, poor health, emaciation.
DISQUALIFY (DQ): Kinked tail. Tail lacking
Temperament must be unchallenging; any sign of
definite challenge shall disqualify. The cat may
exhibit fear, seek to flee, or generally complain
aloud but may not threaten to harm. In
accordance with Show Rules,
SIXTEEN, the following shall be considered
mandatory disqualifications: a cat that bites
(216.9), a cat showing evidence of intent to
deceive (216.10), adult whole male cats not
having two descended testicles (216.11), cats
with all or part of the tail missing , except as
authorized by a Board approved standard
(216.12.1), cats with more than five toes on each
front foot and four toes on each back foot, unless
proved the result of an injury or as authorized by
a Board approved standard (216.12.2), visible or
invisible tail faults if Board approved standard
requires disqualification (216.12.4), crossed
eyes if Board approved standard requires
disqualification (216.12.5), total blindness
(216.12.6), markedly smaller size, not in keeping
with the breed (216.12.9), and depression of the
sternum or unusually small diameter of the rib
cage itself (126.96.36.199). See Show Rules,
ARTICLE SIXTEEN for more comprehensive rules
governing penalties and disqualifications.