Highlander Cat Breeders in Illinois

When looking for Highlander Cat breeders in Illinois, it is important to find an ethical, registered cattery who specializes in the breed and understands their personality traits and how best to care for them. We highly recommend finding a breeder in your area. A local Highlander Cat breeder will ask questions about your household makeup, location and other key questions to help find you the right fit. You'll get to ask them questions, too - see our FAQs at the bottom of this page for what to ask.

Here at Cat Kingpin, we have done the research for you so you can find the most reputable Highlander Cat catteries in Illinois and start the journey towards getting your new kitten. Below is our complete list of Highlander Cat breeders in Illinois with kittens for sale, first as a summary then with additional details:

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Breeder Name City Website
Highlander Woods Sandwich HighlanderWoods.com

Highlander Woods

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From the breeder:

We’re a a small registered cattery that loves to watch our babies grow and play in a family setting. We breed Highlanders and Alpine Lynxes. We fell in love with the look and personality of the Highlander after watching Cats 101 on Animal Planet. All our babies are baby raised and tested!

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Catteries are typically family-run, and sometimes there just aren't enough options near you. If our listed options for Highlander Cats in Illinois weren't enough, consider try considering another breed, a nearby state for this Highlander Cats, or asking our Facebook group!

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 in Illinois?

As a sought-after breed, Highlander Cats for sale in Illinois 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.

Are Highlander cats prone to any health problems?

Highlander cats are generally healthy and not prone to any specific health problems. However, like all cats, they can develop common health issues such as dental problems, obesity, and urinary tract infections. Regular veterinary check-ups and proper care can help minimize these risks.

What should I ask to choose the right Highlander Cat breeder?

While there are many people in Illinois who claim to be ethical Highlander Cat breeders, not all hold a standard that you can feel great about. Asking some relevant questions about their philosophy will ensure you avoid Highlander Cat 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 Highlander Cats 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 Illinois Highlander Cat breed club? You can ask for references from the club.

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

When you buy from a registered Highlander Cat breeder (with either their local Highlander Cat club, governing body, or TICA/CFA), 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 Cat’s genealogy, the right kitten for you, common health problems with Highlander Cats 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.