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.
At The Home 
Of 
The Highlander
Its all about the Cats
The Color's







Brown, Black, Smokes 
Silvers, Blue, 
Cream, Red
Ebony, Chocolate  
Cinnamon  &
Seal points 




The Pattern's
 All tabby patterns are
allowed.

Pointed: Expression of the
underlying tabby pattern is desirable.

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 spots.
The legs and tail are barred. 



The Body













BODY:
Torso: Medium to large in size with
noticeable depth. Rectangular in
shape. Straight back with hips higher than shoulders. Overall muscled,
athletic appearance. Males are
proportionally larger than females.
The Eyes








The wide set eyes are 
large and expressive, 
set at an angle





With colors ranging 
from gold,copper
or green 





blue eyes in the 
seals.

The Tail    

 Short and thick. 
Bone length must be a minimum of 1 inch
in adults with proportional 
length in kittens. 






Should not extend past the
hock. Kinks and curls are allowed.







Note: If the tail is 3" to 4" 
and may have a kink or curl in it.


Tawny Torbie 
Pattern 

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 


Length:  
The Short, dense and resilient.
The Longhair up to 2½ inches 
with shaggy belly hair that is
longer than the rest of the coat.
















Texture: 
There will be texture
variations depending upon the color
and coat length of the cat.

Three Things Your Highlander's should Not Have
1.
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  
2.
CURLY FUR







 Highlander's should NOT have Curly fur

3.
Tuxedo Markings 









A Highlander should NOT have White Tuxedo Markings 
or white feet

We agree that although these things look great on other 
cats they do not belong on a Highlander.

So if your Highlander has rosette spots 
or 
tuxedo markings/ white feet  
or 
it has Curly Fur ?

 It is not be full blooded 
And most likely has a outcross in the background

The Care

These cats require the same veterinary care 
as any other domestic cat. 
They receive the same inoculations 
as other felines, 
They have the same life expectancy 
as any domestic cat. 

Many 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
Cat Box
They will need a bigger 
litter box 
then most domestic cats. 
And
Use a good quality litter
That is low on dust.
Dust can cause  upper respiratory infection and urinary tract and bladder infection 

Food


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 Ears





Highlander ears come curled or Straight.
The curled ears 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.

The Highlander
Cat

The Highlander first began development 
in 2004 with its roots tracing back to the
TimberLine Cattery 
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

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 & diarhhea 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)."
http://www.petshealth.com/dr_library/digestdistcats.html 
"Disinfectants containing phenols are extremely;toxic to some animals, including cats and reptiles"
http://tinyurl.com/2rprh8 (animalsheltering.org)
" put a cat's life at risk, as can products that contain distilled coal tars, such as certain shampoos and disinfectants such as Lysol". 
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=954&S=0&SourceID=28
"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."
http://www.fabcats.org/poison_article.html
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). 
http://www.emersonanimalhospital.com/538169.html
"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."
http://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Cats
"Lysol and other Phenolic disinfectants are toxic to cats"
 http://www.sheltermedicine.com/portal/faq.php?cmd=reset


Your Highlander is a Highbred Cat

The Highlander Can not use 
Ketamine Anesthesia !
They require a different anesthesia 
During neutering or spaying.
Please 
This can be Fatal or Cause Blindness
Take some time to talk 
to your Vet
  OUR WARNING'S
E-MAIL          My cat got spayed and is now blind 

My cat got spayed on Monday and after the surgery she was acting a little weird but we chalked it up to the drugs used. 
Come Tuesday morning she could not walk on the tile floor and when put on the carpet flooring she 
kept walking into things and falling over. 
We took her to the vet tuesday morning and the vet informed us Tuesday afternoon that 
She is now blind and then this morning she had a seizure. Could the anesthesia have caused this?

By: Erika Raines El Segundo, CA
 Replied on 04/19/2011 

It is likely that the anesthetic drugs caused these problems. Ketamine is a common drug regularly used in anesthesia for cats. 
Generally it causes few serious side effects when used properly, 
But the occasional individual will have serious side effects even when the drug is used 
properly by your veterinarian. 
Ketamine can cause seizures in some animals and, though it is not listed as a side effect on the drug information, 
there are reports of it causing both temporary and permanent blindness after anesthetic recovery. 
Be sure to follow your veterinarian's advice for follow-up nursing care to 
minimize any further problems. 
Your cat's vision may or may not return in time. 
Most blind cats will adapt very well and be able to live mostly 
normal, happy and healthy lives with this issue.
Be sure to let any veterinarians know in the future that your cat has had serious reactions to anesthesia in the past so 
that they can select different drugs and lower drug dosages the next time anesthesia is needed.

Erika, DVM


 Exotic Sweet Spots
Cattery




Please remember
This is just Our opinion.
Not all breeders are the same.
If your cleaner turns your water white like milk.. 
It can be Deadly.

The Feet

Medium to large, rounded with large knuckles. 
Longhair Highlanders  must have toe tufts.

The Highlander comes with 
3 different feet types 






















The Only foot that can be shown in the ring 
is the Straight foot...
 The others are Disqualified
 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
 http://www.tica.org/
email me
We Do Not use any Outcross 
 in our Highlander Breeding Program.
Our Highlanders are 100% Highlander

TICA does allows a breeder to 
use a outcross  
" The Shorthaired domestic cat."
Ask your breeder before buying 


The Head

Shape: Wide, inverted pear shaped
head with substantial width
to the muzzle.

Profile: Rounded back skull,straight to 
slight rounded forehead, with a change 
of direction at the eye
ridge, may have a slight curve to nose bridge. 
Nose, muzzle and chin form a
straight line in profile.

Nose: Wide with substantial nose leather.

Muzzle: Full, wide, strong with a definite break. Prominent whisker pads should make 
the muzzle appear squared.

Chin: Strong and deep. 

There is no such thing as a
 Highlander Lynx 

Its a Highlander or a Highland Lynx
We are a Foundation Cattery
One of the 1st TICA Highlander Cat Catteries. 
Straight Feet