• Jan 13, 2020

Norwegian forest – one of the oldest cat breeds which ancestors were wild cats of Northern Europe.

 the forest cat licks a photo paw

On a photo: Norwegian forest cat. Photo: pixabay.com

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Friendliness to children
Loyalty to other pets
of Golosistos
Ease in leaving
Information on breed

Origin Norway
Group on wool Long-haired
Life expectancy is About 14 years old
of Feature does not take out loneliness
Weight of 5 — 9 kg
to Whom suits For any family

History of breed Norwegian forest cat

The Norwegian forest cats lived near people for a long time, helping farmers of Scandinavia to struggle with rodents. The severe climate of Northern Europe affected appearance of these cats, having allocated them with magnificent dense wool.

About the Norwegian forest cats legends composed. For example, the legend about huge cats who carried chariots of Freyi – goddesses of love, fertility and beauty and also war remained.

After the end of World War II in Norway the club of fans of the Norwegian forest cats was created.

The standard of breed the Norwegian forest cat was approved in 1976 (FIFE), however outside the historical homeland for a long time practically nobody knew about this handsome. Cats was so a little that in 1975 manufacturers developed the special program to save breed from disappearance.

 Norwegian forest cat of a photo

On a photo: Norwegian forest cat. Photo: wikimedia.org

Norwegian forest cat: description of breed

According to the description of breed, the Norwegian forest cat quite large and massive. To some extent they remind Maine Coons .

The trunk of the Norwegian forest cat extended, brawny and flexible, a neck harmonious, shoulders strong, and a broad chest. Powerful and long legs, and hind legs at the Norwegian forest cat are longer, than lobbies. Paws heavy and large. Tail of the Norwegian forest cat long and very fluffy.

The head of the Norwegian forest cat has triangular shape, wide cheekbones, a direct forehead and a long wide nose. Long ears. According to the description of breed the Norwegian forest cat, ears at these creations are decorated with brushes as at lynxes.

Eyes of the Norwegian forest cats almond-shaped, big and expressive, slightly slanting. The color of wool defines admissible color of eyes (they have to be in harmony).

The description of breed the Norwegian forest cat says that wool at them silky, smooth, but at the same time very long, an underfur dense, dense and wavy. Characteristic of hair of the Norwegian forest cats – so-called "greasy luster". If the cat lives in a frigid climate, her wool is more dense, longer and more rough. Such wool perfectly keeps heat.

Hair of the Norwegian forest cats is famous also for ability to push away water so having even got under heavy rain or a blizzard, these creations very quickly dry.

On cheekbones of the Norwegian forest cats there are "whiskers", and on hind legs – "trousers". In cold season the neck of the Norwegian forest cat is decorated by "collar" which disappears by summer. The underfur in warm season also drops out.

The description of breed defines an admissible color of the Norwegian forest cats. The color of the Norwegian forest cat can be any, including any drawing (or its absence) and a combination of flowers is allowed. It is desirable that there was white color (on paws and a breast it has to prevail). As a rule, at the Norwegian forest cat of a color of a tabba wool the most dense.

In the summer the Norwegian forest cats are similar more likely to short-haired, so cardinally they get rid of excess vegetation. However, the tail and brushes on ears remain invariable regardless of a season.

 the Norwegian forest cat drinks water from under the photo crane

On a photo: Norwegian forest cat. Photo: pixabay.com

Norwegian forest cat: character

Distinctive features of character of the Norwegian forest cat: tranquility in combination with hardness.

On character the Norwegian forest cats are vigorous and mobile, keep playfulness throughout all life. And brawny hinder legs allow them to climb slopes and trees perfectly.

The character of the Norwegian forest cats allows them to adapt with ease in any conditions.

These beauties do not hesitate to declare the desires and to demand attention. And if you, for example, work with documents, without paying attention to the pet, he can quite jump on a table and drop documents on a floor. They adore attention to the person and badly transfer loneliness. If you for a long time leave this cat one, the companion is necessary for her.

The Norwegian forest cats perfectly get on with other animals and well get on with children. Under one condition: if do not treat them roughly and do not rustle too strongly.

As a rule, on character the Norwegian forest cats are patient and quiet.

The Norwegian forest cats late – only by five years mature.

 the Norwegian forest cat gray with a white photo

On a photo: Norwegian forest cat. Photo: pxhere.com

Care of the Norwegian forest cat

Though these cats are unpretentious and hardy, care of the Norwegian forest cat has features which need to be considered.

An important part of the correct care of the Norwegian forest cat is occupied by care of wool. How to look after hair of the Norwegian forest cat? First of all, though it seldom falls down, it is necessary to comb nevertheless carefully it at least once a week that koltuna were not formed. Especially careful care of hair of the Norwegian forest cats is necessary during a molt, and it at representatives of breed plentiful. However, excess wool in the spring within several days descends.

That hair of the Norwegian forest cat remained beautiful, she should be bathed from time to time.

Certainly, the Norwegian forest cat should be accustomed to procedures for leaving since the early childhood.

 Kitten of the Norwegian forest breed of a photo

On a photo: kitten of the Norwegian forest breed of 3 months. Photo: wikimedia.org

Health of the Norwegian forest cats excellent. However you should not forget nevertheless about prevention of diseases, in particular, in time to give glistogonny medicines and to vaccinate to a murlyk.

for the rest care of the Norwegian forest cat does not differ from care of cats of other breeds. As well as other cats, representatives of breed need qualitative food, they need a tray with suitable filler, a kogtetochka, bowls for food and water and a toy.

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