Norwegian forest cat<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: Norway
- Origin: Natural
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: 4 - 7.2 kg
- Colors: All colors
- Coat: Long
- Temperament: Intelligent, hate loneliness
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 3 - 5 puppies
- Lifespan: 10 - 12 years
- Other names: Norwegian Forest Cat, Norwegian Forest Cat, Norsk skogkatt, Norsk skaukatt
- Price: $ 500 - $ 800
Norwegian Forest Cat originated, as the name implies, Scandinavians.
This breed is mentioned in the Old and Nordic legends. In Scandinavian mythology, Freya, goddess of beauty, love and fertility (correspondence Aphrodite), driving a chariot drawn by a pair of cats, and the great god Thor was defeated in a contest by Jormungand (embodied by a cat) , failing to complete a lift from the floor.
Cats in the Nordic countries were taken by the Vikings in their travels who used them to keep control rodent population on ships.
The breed was then recognized in Norway in 1930 and participated for the first time in a competition in 1938.
Initially, it was not allowed to remove race in the country, then return into the decision, race winning and international atestearea.
Aspect Norwegian forest cat
They are known as the Skogkatt. Norwegian Forest Cat is a large sized cat, but elegant. This race develops more slowly and may not fully develop until the age of 4 years. They have a solid, well balanced moderate length.
Males are massive and taxes, while females can be sized smaller and are more delicate. The head is of triangular shape, with a strong chin. It has a long straight profile. The eyes are large, expressive and can be any color, regardless of coat color.
They are located angled outer corner being located higher than the inside. The ears are located fairly high on the head, medium / large, rounded at the top, wide at the base and alert flags directed slightly sideways.
Tufts of hair are plentiful and type Lynx tips are preferred, without being compulsory. The nose is perfectly straight, the forehead is flat. Chin slightly rounded in profile, firm and must be in line with nose.
The legs are of medium length, muscular thighs and strong. Hind legs are longer than the front. The feet are pointing slightly to one side, they are round and tufts of hair between the toes.
Behavior Norwegian forest cat
Norwegian Forest Cat loves people and thrive in their company.
They hate to be left alone, even for short periods of time and require a lot of affection from their owners.
Are used to living outdoors adaptadu the well to living in a courtyard; but adapts quite easily and apartment life, especially if they have space available.
They are very intelligent and can be reliable companions, being very friendly and playful.
Features Norwegian forest cat
Determining the maturity of temperament Norwegian forest is the environment in which it developed in the first months of life.
A kitten has grown among people who treated him with affection and care will behave totally different from the one that has grown isolated and wild. Endowed with intelligence and a natural curiosity, Skogkatt cats are calm, patient and not easily stressed.
But do not expect to sit on your lap during the summer; prefer, in general, to lie beside you. In addition, there is no noise.
Norwegian Forest Cat fur is very careful with her ingrjindu himself quite well alone. However, you should give him minimal attention, especially if you participate with it in exhibitions and competitions.
If a small regular brushing and polishing with will get to enjoy regular care as part of the relationship between cat and owner.
It is a double coat, consisting of a sub-abundant layer, which is covered by a long hair, shiny and waterproof. Bib is made up of three different sections: the collar around the neck, made up of a sub-layer of short hair, it is covered by one of the long hair abundant, rich, continuing with the third part, the rich favorites.
The coat may be more abundant in winter than summer because sub-dense layer is not completely developed than in winter. In evaluating a copy, type and quality are paramount coat color and pattern are secondary.
Any color or pattern are permitted, with the exception of denoting a hybridization: reddish-brown, dark brown, lavender, lilac, yellowish brown (cinnamon), beige.
Diseases Norwegian forest cat
Norwegian Forest Cat no problems specific health and can lead a long and active life.
But be that all breeds of cats, to be moved to a routine yearly, from the age of eight years, to check teeth and functioning kidneys.