Sher Bobs Exotic Cats lovingly raises cats from the Desert Lynx Breeding Group. This means Highland Lynx (curled ears), Desert Lynx (straight ears), Mohave Bobs (curly coat) and Alpine Lynx cats (white) as listed in the Rare & Exotic Feline Registry. These 4 types of cats may be bred together as they are identical in body type. While we may occasionally have other breeds, we specialize in Highland Lynx and Desert Lynx kittens.

These gorgeous cats have a number of unusual characteristics which set them apart from other breeds. Many of them have the trademark curled ears (they can range from barely curled back ears to tightly curled ), while others have large, straight wildcat ears. The tails can short bobtails or hock length tail as with the bobcat, or long tail as in domestic cats. The feet of this breed are often very large and poly-dactyl, meaning they have more than the normal number of toes (such as the famous Hemingway Cats which have Six or more toes per foot). And last but not least, the ears and toes are often tufted with fluffs of hair.

The Highland Lynx – Desert lynx body type is long, strong  & muscular, with longer hind legs. They tend to be larger than average cats with females weighing 8-15 lbs. at full maturity (3 years) and males 12-20 lbs. They are very playful, loving animals who make strong bonds with their families.

These cats have stunning leopard or marble markings & come in a beautiful array of colors, such as bronze, snow, mink, chocolate, cream, blue, tawny, etc.  Occasional “yips” or “chirps” and other types of vocal calling are often observed which is “a bit of the “wild” coming out but are very domesticated. They make wonderful family pets and get along well with dogs and other pets. They can be somewhat shy at first but will soon overcome shyness as their playful nature takes over with your loving care & plenty of room to play where they feel safe. They can be leash trained and often display dog like personality such as playing “fetch” or enjoying a bath with their owner.

We feel certain that once you have a Highland or Desert kitten, you will never be the same…..and in fact may find that you need another one!


 In that Great Day, “The wolf will live with the lamb,
    the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
    and a little child will lead them.”
Isaiah 11:6 

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