Development of the breed began in 2004 and an
early name for it was the Highland Lynx. No wild cat genes were used to develop
the breed, rather the name refers to the desire to create a domestic cat
with a powerful "Big Cat" look. In 2005, the name Highlander was decided on for
this unique breed of cat.
Highlander Cat Breed
The Highlander is an
exciting new giant breed of cat with a striking unique appearance.
The Highlander breed is a domestic cat
with the 'Big Cat' look. A powerful heavy muscular body is a characteristic of
this domestic cat breed.
Highlander Cats come
with different characteristics
* The ears may be curled or not.
* The tail may be long or bobbed.
* The feet may be normal or polydactyl.
Explanation of Polydactyl: Normal cats have four toes and one dewclaw on each
front paw and four toes on each hind paw. Polydactyl cats may have as many as
seven digits on front and or hind paws. Polydactyl is most commonly found
on the front paws.
Polydactyls are referred to as
It takes 3-4 years for Highlander
Cats to reach maturity. They grow into a very
large, heavy cats (Similar to the Maine Coon)
Weight of a Highlander Cat
Males from 9 kilos plus (20 pounds plus)
Females from 5.5 kilos plus (12 pounds plus)
Highlander Coat and Colour
The Highlander comes in both long and short hair and
also in a
variety of colours.
The Highlander cat will steal your heart with their fun loving
nature and crazy antics.
This breed is extremely affectionate, gentle and also very
The Highlander cat loves to be the centre of attention. They are a high energy cat
with an inquisitive nature. They love to chase and
play. This playful behaviour helps build a powerful muscular body, which is so
characteristic of the breed.
Highlander Cats have a dog-like disposition and are easily trained.
They are very intelligent and can be trained to sit, fetch and to walk
on a leash plus much more.
Highlander Cats get on well with children, dogs and
other cats. Highlanders make a great fun loving addition to any family.