The Highlander Cat
 About The Cats
The Tail  

The Highlander tail may come 
half way 
to the ground, 

or it may be lacking 
Entirely, as in the Manx, 

and can be any length 
in between.

The tail may have a kink a curl or even be twisted. 

Note: If the tail is 3" to 4" 
and it does not have a 
kink or curl in it.
It is most likely a Doc
 About The Cats

The Highlander

The Highlander first began development 
in 2004 with its roots tracing back to the Timberline Cattery 
and the Highland Lynx,. A east coast breeder Named Joe Childress 
developed the Highland Lynx in 1993 
 With their unique looks, size, and playful dog like personalities. 
A cat with a “big cat look”in a domestic breed.

In late 2004 Highlander became the name to
identify our cats as a breed of their own.

The Highlander breeders worked diligently to educate the public; 
in order to bring about an 
awareness of how truely unique these cats are But mostly to earn 
respectability for this breed

The Color's

Brown and Black
Silver and Black
Cream and Carmel
Ebony, Black
Chocolate, Red 

Bases it's color on 
the under coat 

In other words If your cat looks like a bronze and black or silver and black. But the under coat is brown Then your cat would be a Brown.

Tawny Torbie 

The markings 
is a ticked tabby pattern 
marked by ticking on the body hair with various 
shades of color and ground color, with the outer tipping being the darkest and the undercoat being the ground color. 
The body may exhibit a barely perceptible spotted pattern. 
The tail, legs, and face will have tabby penciling. Necklace tracings are also frequently seen. 

Should NOT Have white as in the calico 
The Ears

The curled ears of the Highlander 
are caused by a dominant gene 
which both curls the ears and somewhat 
reduces the size of the ears. 

                                       It is not a  
                                    tight curl like 
                                 the American Curl, 
                                    The Highlander 
                                     ears came from  
                                    The Jungle-Curl  
                                        through the 
                                      Highland Lynx
            And should NOT fold.

Please Note: Highlanders have Brown ear wax.

                                    And can have 
                                 Straight ears 
The Body

Highlander cats are strong,muscular breed of cat.

Long to medium
in length with longer hind legs, 
and toes may be tufted. 

The head is large and round, with a full, well-developed muzzle that is almost square in appearance, 
with prominent whisker pads
The Eyes

The wide set eyes are called Hooded walnut eyes, 
They are large and expressive, 
set at an angle, with colors ranging from gold,copper or green to blue eyes in the snows.

The Pattern's

The Mackerel Tabby 
Will have Spots that run down its side in a pattern that looks like broken Fish bones.

The Spotted Tabby  
The spots may vary in size and shape, but should be 
Random Spots

The Classic
Will have Marble like marking
A dorsal stripe runs the length of the body to the tip of the tail. 
The stripe is ideally composed of spots.

The markings on the face and 
forehead are typical tabby markings, 

With the underside 
    of the body 
  having distinct 

 The legs and tail 
    are barred. 

The belly must be spotted
These cats can have 
long or short hair.
Rosette Spots 

 Highlander's should NOT have rosette spots
which are formed by a part-circle 
of spots around a distinctly lighter center.
Contrast with ground color  

If your Highlander has spots like this?
It is not a true Highlander
Other Pet's

They do adjust well into households with 
other animals. 
They get along well with dogs and cats and they have adjusted 
well into households 
with ferrets, birds, rabbits, and other assorted reptiles.  
They also get along well with children.
They are usually not very vocal.


They do not require specialized diets. 
They thrive on a good quality
cat chow.
Dietary supplements or vitamins used with any other domestic cat 
may also be used with 
these cats.

The Care

These cats require the same veterinary care 
as any other domestic cat. 
They receive the same 
inoculations as other felines. 
have the same life expectancy as any domestic cat. 
people have said they 
are more dog-like 
in their personalities. 
They are highly intelligent.
People have easily taught 
their cats to fetch, 
walk on a leash, etc. 
But do not expect your 

Highlander to just sit around 
the house. 
They are active cats, 
But are not curtain climbers, 
as are some of the more active domestic breeds. 

The Feet

The Highlander comes with three different types of feet.
The standard straight foot and 
two different types of 

The Polydactyl  foot can be either be a mitten Poly
or a Snowshoe Poly also known as the Patty foot.

Your Highlander is a 
Highbred Cat

The Highlander Can not use 
Ketamine Anesthesia !
They require a different anesthesia 
During neutering or spaying.
This can be Fatal or 
Cause Blindness
Take some time to talk 
to your Vet
Lysol & Pine-Sol Can Be FATAL to Your Cats!

Anything ending in "sol" contains phenol which can be fatal to cats.
(Some symptoms are vomiting & diarrhea or flu-like behavior.)
In Europe, there is a warning on products that contain phenol. Phenol is also extremely FLAMABLE. 
Most Animal Shelters have banned Lysol & Pine-Sol.
"Cats may inadvertently walk through toxic solutions, which they later ingest when grooming. 
One household hazard is phenol, a highly toxic compound derived from coal tar, which is sometimes used in a dilute form in 
disinfectants and antiseptics (in Lysol, for instance)." 
"Disinfectants containing phenols are extremely; toxic to some animals, including cats and reptiles" (
" put a cat's life at risk, as can products that contain distilled coal tars, such as certain shampoos and 
disinfectants such as Lysol".
"As acid derivatives phenolic compounds are potentially corrosive and prolonged skin exposures can cause severe skin 
irritation or burns. If the animals ingest or groom material off contaminated skin they may develop irritation or burns 
of the mouth and tongue as well. They may therefore vomit or salivate excessively. 
In severe exposures such substances could be absorbed across damaged skin and cause systemic signs such as
 breathing difficulties, hyperthermia or even shock."
One household hazard is phenol, a highly toxic compound derived from coal tar, 
which is sometimes used in a dilute form in disinfectants and antiseptics (in Lysol, for instance).
"other common household substances that should be used with caution in areas where cats may be exposed to 
them include mothballs and other naphthalene products, as well as phenol based products often used for 
cleaning and disinfecting near cats' feeding areas or litter boxes, such as Pine-Sol, Dettol (Lysol), 
hexachlorophene, etc. which, although they are widely used without problem, have been sometimes seen to be fatal."
"Lysol and other Phenolic disinfectants are toxic to cats"

​If your cleaner turns your water white like milk.. 
It can be Deadly.
Please remember
This is just Our opinion.
Not all breeders are the same.
Highlander cats are registered with T.I.C.A.
If thy are not registered with 
The International Cat Association
Then It Is NOT A Highlander