The most striking characteristic of the Scottish Fold is its small ears, folded forward and downward, set in a cap-like fashion. As its name indicates, the breed is a native of Scotland. Without the distraction of upright ears, the large, round eyes dominate the face, a feature also found in the straight-eared Folds. Longhair and shorthair varieties come in a number of colors and patterns. Scottish Folds are sweet-tempered, attentive and devoted, but not demanding.