Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Profile

Norwegian Forest Cat

At a glance

  • Origins: Norway
  • Also known as: Wegies, Norsk skogkatt, Norsk granskogskatte and Norsk skaukatt
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Eyes: Green, gold, green-gold, copper and white cats may have blue eyes
  • Energy: Medium to high
  • Temperament: Easygoing, mild-mannered, friendly
  • Weight: Females 6-7 kg (13.2 – 15.4 lbs), Males 6.5-10 kg (14 – 22 lbs)
  • Colours: All colours except pointed and dilute (chocolate and lilac)
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Grooming: Daily
  • Cost: $1,000 – $1,600

Related: Norwegian Forest Cat photo gallery

About

One of the largest domestic cat breeds, the Norwegian Forest Cat is a natural breed of cat which originated in Northern Europe. The magnificent long, waterproof,  long coat is perfectly adapted to keep these cats warm in the freezing Northern Hemisphere winters.

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Scottish Fold Profile

Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold at a glance

  • Origins: Scotland, 1961.
  • Also known as: Scot Fold
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Eyes: Hazel, green, gold, blue
  • Energy: Low
  • Temperament: Intelligent, affectionate, sweet and loyal
  • Weight: Males 5 – 6 kg (11 – 13.2 lbs), females 4 – 5.5 kg (8.8 – 12.1 lbs)
  • Colours: All colours and patterns accepted
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Good with children? Yes
  • Cost: $800 – $1,400

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Oriental Cat (Foreign Shorthair) Breed Profile

Black Oriental cat with large ears

Oriental cat at a glance

  • Origins: United Kingdom
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Eyes: Hazel, green and yellow
  • Energy: Medium to high
  • Temperament: Playful, outgoing, curious and loving
  • Weight: Males 4.5-5.5 kg (9.9 – 12.1 lbs) and females 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs)
  • Colours: All colours except pointed
  • Coat: Short
  • Grooming: Requires weekly grooming
  • Talkative: Moderate
  • Cost: $800 – 1,500

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