Norwegian Forest Cat
The cat with possible Viking origin
Meet the Norwegian Forest Cat!
Known as the Skogkatt in his native Norway, this large, semi-longhaired cat looks similar to the Maine Coon but his large almond-shaped eyes and wedge-shaped head are clear distinctions. Records don’t exist to confirm it, but speculation is the Vikings brought these cats to Norway.
Today’s Norwegian Forest Cat has adapted to its cold native climate, with a double coat that is warm and water resistant. They are also an expert climbers with extremely strong claws.
Norwegian Forest Cat Traits
The Norwegian Forest Cat is lively and playful well into adulthood. “Wegies,” as they are affectionately called, are friendly, loving, calm, and adaptable. This is a world class cuddler who is generally good with people and keen to make friends!
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