Highlander Cat Temperament and Lifespan

Despite the exotic, a bit wild appearance, these cats are very friendly and affectionate. Their affection extends to children, cats, dogs - all members of the family. They don't have malice or jealousy. These cats are intelligent, playful and loyal as dogs. Hobby of the Highlander cat is to entertain all who surround it with its antics, attracting attention of everybody in the house.

These big cats are graceful, performing tricks, their restless mischief sometimes resembles clowns, but they can sometimes turn into a gentle and good-natured cats spending time on your lap. The lifespan of this breed varies from 10 to 15 years.

How Much Does a Highlander Cat Cost and Price Range

This cat will cost you about $1000. The price may vary a bit depending from the breeder and the quality of the cat. When looking for the trustworthy breeder you should ask to look at the parents of the cat to know how your pet will look being an adult. Make sure that the cat has all necessary documents proving the pedigree of the cat.

Highlander Cat Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

Highlander cat is large and strong cats (males weigh - 7-9 kg, females - 4.5 -6.5 kg) with the curled in the upper third, set high, open ears, reminiscent to the ears of Curls. Ears of the newborn kittens initially get their shape after 3-4 days after birth.

The unique shape of Highlander is also formed by the characteristic shape of the head, a clear view of widely-spaced round eyes, long legs and truncated, like a little trot, tail. Many cats have polydactylylism, however, it is not an obligatory feature of the breed.The coat is either brilliant short or of average length. Long-haired cats are agile with well-furred tail. There are solid colors of wool, tortoiseshell, tabby or smoky, but the more popular are "lynx" patterns - spotted and marble. The eyes of these cats are greenish golden or blue.

Highlander Cat Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

Highlander owes its appearance to the American desire to bring domestic cat breeders with the external appearance of the big cat look, in particular, the Bobcat. A distinctive feature of the breed was not only "wild" appearance, but also set high, open, bent back ears which they inherited from the breed Highland Lynx, on which breeding programs of Highland were built. Despite the name, Highland Lynx is a domestic cat and hasn't got the genes of wild ancestors.