Norwegian Forest Cats and Kittens

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Norwegian Forest Cat Origins
The Norwegian Forest cat evolved in the cold Norwegian Forests and is probably the result of interbreeding between shorthairs from Southern Europe and longhairs from Asia minor, brought home by early Norwegian traders. It is a very old breed, described in regional fables as the "Fairy Cat" dating as far back as the 16th century. It is even said that these cats were the family pets of the Vikings.
Norwegian Forest Cat UK History
First introduced into the UK in 1986, with the Norwegian Forest Cat Club founded in 1987. In 1990 was given preliminary status with GCCF and granted full championship status in 1997. An extensive breeding program now exists in the UK, and with cats still being imported from Scandanavian countries, there are now thousands of Norwegian Forest Cats in the UK.

Medium to long body, stout legs, barrel chest, long heavily furred tail.Rounded head, large eyes, large tufted ears and a strong muzzle.
Hardy outdoor breed, intelligent and independant. Good natured and enjoys human company. A good hunter and an extremely agile climber, possesing some of the strongest claws of all domestic cats.
Thick double coat with shorter undercoat that provides extremely effective insulation against harsh weather. Will shed almost it's entire coat each summer.
Coat Colour
All colours, except siamese
Only occasional grooming required
Health Problems
Genearally considered a healthy breed however some indications that genetic problems may exist due to close interbreeding
Similar Breeds
Maine Coon: The Maine Coon has round eyes and pointed ears.
Siberian: The Siberian has a more rounded body shape.

Norwegian Forest Kittens for Sale in the UK

If you're looking to buy a Norwegian Forest kitten or cat in the UK, the breeders listed below often have kittens available.