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.
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.
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.