The Norwegian Forest Cat is an intelligent pet. Here is your informative A-list of Norwegian Forest Cat. The Norwegian Forest Cat is also known as the skogkatt/skaukatt in Norwegian dialects. This Norwegian Forest Cat breed was originated from Norway. Norwegian Forest Cats were used to be natural outdoor working cat on Scandinavian farm. It is a very old cat breed and they adapt well with cold climate environment. In 1938, this cat breed was first appeared at cat show in Norway. The Norwegian Forest Cat was recognized by the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) in 1987. They are belonging to semi-longhair group. Today, Norwegian Forest Cat is a lovely domestic cat around the world.

Facts about Norwegian Forest Cat

  • Temperament – The Norwegian Forest Cat is active, affectionate, alert, curious, playful and sweet. They can get along with children and other pets. They thrive on human companion. Norwegian Forest Cats are a good hunter and they like outdoor activities. They enjoy rock and tree climbing. Early socialization is recommended for Norwegian Forest kittens. They are same as Maine Coon Cat and it takes 3 to 4 years to grow mature.
  • Appearance – The Norwegian Forest Cat has a compact large-sized body. They have a triangle-shaped head and they come with a pair of large round eyes. The Norwegian Forest Cat has a pair of tufted ears which broad at the base and rounded at the tips. The nose is usually long and the chin is firm. They have long legs and the thighs are heavily muscled. The front legs are shorter than the hind legs. They have a long tail which broader at the base.
  • Coat color and pattern – The Norwegian Forest Cat has a double water-resistant coat. The under coat is dense and woolly. The outer coat is semi-long and smooth. The thick ruff is usually covered over the neck. The coat color included black, blue, cream, red and white. Numerous spotted and tabby patterns (classic and mackerel) are accepted.

Here are some Norwegian Forest Cat pictures

Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Information

Size Medium
Weight 3 – 9kg
Group Natural Cat Breed
Exercise Ability Let them play and run around
Life Span 9 – 15 years
Litter Size Average 4 kittens
Feeding Premium pet food is recommended, do not feed large amounts of raw fish
Grooming Requirements Weekly brushing is needed. This breed is an average shedder
Environment Indoor

In general, Norwegian Forest Cats are a healthy cat breed. Here is more about Cat Health Information.

Owner provides enough surfaces for cats normal scratching behavior is important to make them healthier.
Here is a list of cute cat name for your Norwegian Forest Kitten.

If you are interested in this cat breed, you may look for Norwegian Forest Cat kittens for adoption from Norwegian Forest Cat rescue or look for Norwegian Forest Cat for sale from Norwegian Forest Cat breeders.

Norwegian Forest Cat