Norwegian Forest Cat











The Norwegian Forest cat is large, strong and muscular, but also a gentle and a friendly cat who appreciates the praise of parents.

Norwegian Forest Cat At a Glance

  • Weight: large cat weighing more than 12 lbs.
  • Longevity: 10-16 yrs.
  • Colors: white, black, blue, red, cream, silver, golden, red, cameo, tortoiseshell, bluecream, brown
  • Pattern: solid color, tortoiseshell, bicolor, tricolor/calico, tabby, ticking, smoke, shaded
  • Eye color: blue, green, gold, odd-eyed
  • Tendency to shed: high
  • Less allergenic: no
  • Head: equilateral triangle
  • Ears: medium to large, rounded at the tip, broad at base
  • Eyes: large, almond shaped
  • Body: solidly muscled, moderate in length
  • Legs: medium, hind legs longer than frontlegs
  • Paws: large, round
  • Tail: long and bushy.
  • Coat: distinguishing double coat, consisting of a dense undercoat, covered by long, glossy and smooth water-resistant guard hairs hanging down the sides
  • Behavior: norwegian forest cat is generally said to be intelligent and playful, and to enjoy being around humans.

Breed Characteristics:

Kid Friendly

Pet Friendly

Intelligence

Affectionate with Family

General Health

Friendly toward Strangers

Easy to Groom


Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Standards

Norwegian Forest Cat Breeders


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Norwegian Forest Cat

There is some speculation that the Maine Coon cat of North America, is descended from these Scandinavian cats. In North America, the Norwegian Forest Cat is also known by the nickname, "Wegie."


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