Norwegian Forest Cats & Norwegian Forest Cat Breeders

The Norwegian Forest Cat is a breed of domestic cat native to Northern Europe. This natural breed is adapted to a very cold climate, with a top coat of glossy, long, water-shedding hairs, and a woolly undercoat for insulation. It wasn't registered as a breed until the 1970s. The Norwegian Forest Cat is very popular in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and France.

 

The Norwegian Forest Cat is strongly built and larger than an average cat.  It is similar to the American Maine Coon breed, with long legs, a bushy tail and a sturdy body. They are very good at climbing, and have strong claws. The lifespan is usually 14 to 16 years, though kidney and heart diseases have been reported in the breed. Specifically in this breed, complex rearrangements of glycogen branching enzyme (GBE1) can cause a perinatal hypoglycaemic collapse and a late-juvenile-onset neuromuscular degeneration in glycogen storage disease type IV.

 

Norwegian Forest cats have a quiet voice but can develop a loud voice if kept in a house with a dog. They are friendly and intelligent and are good with people. The Norwegian Forest cat has a lot of energy and can be very demanding of attention. Those cats that live primarily outdoors become swift and effective hunters, but the breed can also adapt to indoor life.

 

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Source: Wikipedia

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Registered Norwegian Forest Breeders

 Bushkenheim Norwegian Forest Cats Australia
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We have been showing & breeding Norwegian forest cats since 1997,having ... read more
Forelsket  - Norwegian Forest Cat Breeder Victoria
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Forelsket Norwegian Forest Cats are locates in Melbourne, Victoria. I’m a ... read more
GUYSNDOLLS Norwegian Forest Cat Breeder, Brisbane - Queensland
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We very proudly breed and show beautiful Norwegian Forest Cats from Imported ... read more