Best Highlander Cat Breeders

We believe that when choosing the perfect Highlander, the best breeder is always the local one. Buying local means you can meet them in person to see how they're raising their kittens, plus avoid potentially traumatizing shipping of the kitten. But finding a quality Highlander cat near you can be a difficult task. So we've compiled all of the information you need to know about Highlander breeders with kittens for sale, including website URL, contact information, Facebook page, memberships to associations, and more, broken down by location. This will help you choose the right Highlander when the time is right.

USA Highlander Breeders

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Canada Highlander Breeders

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Australia Highlander Breeders

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What are Highlander cats like?

Highlanders are known for their one-of-a-kind curved ears and short tails. They were bred from the Desert Lynx and Jungle Curl Cat, resulting in their wild appearance. Like other domesticated cats with wild ancestry, they’re fascinated by water. Their personalities tend to lean towards the energetic side, and they love to play (particularly with children). They’re a great addition to families.

The Highlander cat is a larger breed, weighing between 10 and 20 pounds and up to 22 inches in length. Their coats are mid-length and soft. Registered Highlander Cat breeders will have kittens for sale with solid, tabby, mink, tortoiseshell, pointed and smoke patterns, among other variations.

FAQs when considering Highlander cats

How much do Highlander cats cost?

As a sought-after breed, Highlander kittens for sale cost between $800 and $1,000. A cat’s price is based on its pedigree, coat quality, age, health and vaccination history. If an Highlander cat’s parents are show-winning, they can be even more expensive.

What should I ask to choose the right Highlander breeder?

While there are many people who claim to be ethical Highlander breeders, not all hold a standard that you can feel great about. Asking some relevant questions about their philosophy will ensure you avoid Highlander breeders that do this only for financial gain, not having the interests of the cats or you in mind. Make sure you ask about:

  • Health history of the parents and vaccinations. They should have their first vaccinations by the time they're adopted.
  • Whether they've bred their Highlanders with other breeds (they should disclose this and it would make it not a purebred lien.
  • Have the socialized the kitten among other kittens?
  • Do they belong to a Highlander breed club? You can ask for references from the club.

Why does it matter if I buy from a registered Highlander breeder?

When you buy from a registered Highlander breeder (with either their local club, governing body, or TICA), that ensures that a standard of care and expertise is enforced. You can ask them about a wide range of topics such as the Highlander’s genealogy, the right kitten for you, common health problems with Highlanders to look out for. We offer additional registration through our Cat Kingpin Certified program as well, although it's not a replacement for other registrations.

Michael Steele

List Author: Michael Steele

I have had two interests since I was very young… the Internet and cats. I grew up with two lovely cats in my family, Midnight and Chloe. But when I started looking for a cat as an adult, I realized how few reliable resources there are for finding ethical breeders. So I combined my Internet skills and cat knowledge to create Cat Kingpin, the #1 resource for cat breeders online. Have a question or suggestion for my list? You can reach me here.