The Highland lynx is a fairly new cat breed that made its first appearance in 1995 at a North Carolina cattery. Also known as the Highland lynx bobtail and the Highlander, the Highland lynx was developed by crossing jungle curls with desert lynx cats. Considered an exotic breed, the Highlander is recognized by the Rare and Exotic Breed Registry.

Highlanders can range in size from 10 to as much as 25 pounds, with males often being larger than females. Healthy cats can live up to 16 years if they are taken care of properly. Some of the Highland lynx’s notable features include curled ears, six-toed paws, ear tufts (long-haired varieties) and short tails (ideally). These cats can have either long or short hair, which can come in a variety of colors including cream, chocolate, black, silver, mink, red, blue and fawn. Their coats can also come in various patterns such as solid-colored, leopard-spotted, clouded leopard tabby-striped and ticked agouti. Personality: The Highland lynx is a mild-mannered cat that gets along quite well with dogs, children and other felines. Unlike many other cat breeds, Highlanders are very playful and active. However, they are also extremely affectionate and love to cuddle with their humans when they are tired. While they can be quite inquisitive, Highland lynx cats are also very intelligent and easy to train.

 Life Span  13 – 15 years  Other Names Highland Lynx Cat

Highland Lynx Cat Build Information

Highlanders can range in size from 10 to as much as 25 pounds, with males often being larger than females. Healthy cats can live up to 16 years if they are taken care of properly. Some of the Highland lynx\’s notable features include curled ears, six-toed paws, ear tufts (long-haired varieties) and short tails (ideally). These cats can have either long or short hair, which can come in a variety of colors including cream, chocolate, black, silver, mink, red, blue and fawn. Their coats can also come in various patterns such as solid-colored, leopard-spotted, clouded leopard tabby-striped and ticked agouti.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness 25% Affection Level 25%
Activity Level 12.5%

The Highland lynx is a mild-mannered cat that gets along quite well with dogs, children and other felines. Unlike many other cat breeds, Highlanders are very playful and active. However, they are also extremely affectionate and love to cuddle with their humans when they are tired. While they can be quite inquisitive, Highland lynx cats are also very intelligent and easy to train.

Appearance

Shedding Everage Grooming Little

The Highland lynx needs very little grooming. However, if you have a long-haired variety, it is best to brush its coat about once a week to to eliminate dead hair and prevent mats from developing. Since the Highlander seems to accumulate ear wax quicker than other breeds, you will also need to check and clean its ears regularly. Bathing should only be performed if your cat gets particularly dirty.

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