The Norwegian forest cat is a robust half long-haired cat. The main characteristic of this breed is their wild appearance and the special double and smooth coat that is water-repellent and slightly greasy to the touch. A Norwegian is often fully mature in fur and construction when he is 3 to 4 years old.
- The triangle formed by drawing lines from the nose tip to the outer points of the ear base is equilateral.
- The sides of the head are straight lines from the muzzle to the cheekbones.
- Long, straight profile without stop becoming a flat forehead.
- Powerful chin.
- Large, upright ears, wide at the base.
- The space between the ears is at least the width of an ear.
- The ears are positioned so that the outer line of the ear forms a continuation of the lines and the shape of the head.
- The profile looks the ears slightly turned and pointing slightly forward.
- Desired are lynx-like plumes on the ears.
- The inner ear is well hairy.
- Large well-opened eyes, slightly almond-shaped and slightly angled.
- Any eye color is allowed.
Body, legs, feet
- Well-developed neck.
- Pretty long, large, well muscled body with a rising back line.
- Long well muscled firm legs with round feet.
- The hind legs are longer than the front legs.
- There are hair pieces between the toes.
- Long, fully-boned tail.
He reaches at least to the shoulders.
- The Norwegian Forest Cat has a half-long double coat.
- The dense and sometimes woolly undercoat is covered by a smooth water-repellent upper coat.
- The shiny hairs cover the sides of the body.
- A lot of hair on the hind legs, also called a 'pants'.
Colors and markings
- The colors black, blue, red cream and the accompanying torties are allowed with or without silver.
- The clarity of the tabby pattern does not play a role in the assessment.
- Any amount of white is allowed.
NFO* Pan's Truls