Appearance

The Norwegian forest cat is a pretty big cat with a double coat. A thick, woolen undercoat and a smooth, somewhat greasy felt coat. In spring, the Norwegian forest cat loses a lot of hair, making it look like a short-haired cat. In autumn, the fur is back and the Norwegian forest cat has a full collar, a lot of hair on the flanks and hind legs (also called the "pants") and a full-fledged scoop tail. Males weighs on average 5 to 8 kilograms and females about 3 to 6 kilograms. They have firm bones and are muscular. It takes an average of 2 to 3 years before a Norwegian forest cat has grown fully out.


The character

Norwegians love coziness, attention and hugs. They are whole social animals and can easily cross with other cats and dogs. Because of his curiosity and intelligence, he learns playfully. They can climb very well and demonstrate this. Compared to people, these cats are very friendly. They also tend to attach to a person in particular. They have a strong sense of territoriality, so males usually do not usually get together. Female animals often work well together. The Norwegian Forest Cat is curious about everything, wants to know what's happening around him and everything that comes into the house, whether it's shopping or a visitor, is thoroughly inspected and inspected. In short; a cool breed with a heart of gold.


History

In 1930 a Norwegian forest cat appeared for the first time at a cat show in Norway, at that time still in the domestic cat class. Lovers of this beautiful cat were afraid that the breed would die if no targeted breeding program was set up and so the interest in this cat grew and the desire to recognize it as a breed. In the end, the breed was recognized in 1977.