Norwegian Forest Cat
Federations: ACF, ACFA, CFA, FIFé, LOOF, TICA, WCF

Bosque de Noruega
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The only true thing about the cat Norwegian Forest Cat It's an ancient race.

The legend, He says that he is none other than the troll of Scandinavian fairy tales cat, But history suggests otherwise.

It is known that the domestic cat reached Norway by the year 1000 d. c. In addition to arrive with the gradual expansion of cats throughout Europe during previous centuries, cats arrived in Scandinavia due to the trade between the Vikings and the Byzantine Empire. Evidence of this movement are in some colors of fur, que son comunes en Turquía y Noruega, but rare in the rest of Europe.

This relationship suggests the possibility that the gene for long hair came to Norway by the same trade routes. Long hair gave advantages to the harsh winters of the North, y se convirtió en una característica extendida en los gatos noruegos.

Gato de os Bosques de Noruega
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The skogkatt or skaukatt, as is known, not recognized as a race in his native land until the Decade of 1930, y solo algunas décadas después se llevó a cabo su cría selectiva.

However, Since the Norwegian Forest cat has gained acceptance in its terra and abroad, Although it remains less well known that the Maine Coon , another similar past long-haired cat.

This race, also known as wegie, sigue reflejando sus orígenes como gato de granja, y los criadores a veces se refieren a él como su «pequeño lince».

It is great, robust and muscular, and his triangular head is defined by a long nose. His glossy hair has a waterproof layer and a less thick, insulating. It still also has the personality of a farm cat.

These cats are flexible and agile, excellent hunters, and it is known that they fish. Although they are calm and docile companions, son independientes y tienden a defender con energía su territorio. Un noruego vive feliz siendo el único gato de la casa.

Alternative names: Skogkatt / Skaukatt / Norsk Skogkatt / Norsk Skaukatt / Weegie

Cat breeds: Norwegian Forest Cat


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