Highlander walking on the edge of a furniture.

Highlander Cat Breed

This active, energetic, and playful breed loves to be the center of attention and provides plenty of entertainment.

This recently developed breed, which also comes in a longhaired version, is still extremely rare. It has distinctive looks, with a big body, short tail, and dense coat. Most noticeable of all are the Highlander’s large, curled ears; often thickly tufted, they add to the cat’s air of wildness.

Although not yet popular, the breed is beginning to earn recognition as a delightful housecat with a very special personality. Highlanders are ready to love everyone and make devoted companions. They have an irrepressible sense of fun, always want to play, and are said to be easy to train.

Origin: North America, 2000s

Breed registries: TICA

Weight range: 10–25lb (4.5–11kg)

Grooming: Weekly

Colors and patterns: All colors in any tabby pattern, including colorpoints.