Norwegian Forest

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Our collection of Norwegian Forest cat images features champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Norwegian Forest cat fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Norwegian Forest Cat overview

Semi-longhair, developed from native Norwegian cats. Bred in the UK from imported cats without outcrossing. Championship status. Rugged, placid and friendly. Needs regular grooming, but less prone to knotting than a Persian.

Other known names for Norwegian Forest Cat

Skogkatt, Skaukatt, Norsk Skogkatt, Norsk Skaukatt

Norwegian Forest Cat foreign names

Noorse Boskat (Dutch), Chat des Bois Norvegian (French), Norwegische Waldkatze (German), Noruego de Bosque (Spanish)



Breed number/code

No 67 (GCCF) / NFO (FIFe)

Biological data

Long; taller than a Maine Coon,
Muscular but not cobby.
Hair quality
Woolly undercoat with semi-long water-repellent topcoat.
White (14)
Black (15)
Blue (16)
Black tortie
Blue tortie
Eye colours
Any colour.
Self, smoke, classic tabby, mackerel tabby/silver tabby, shaded, bi- and tri-colour.
NB colour and pattern are not important features of this breed.

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Norwegian Forest Cat – Breed standard

The below links are external

Norwegian Forest Cat references and further reading

Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Council
Norwegian Forest Cat Club 
Norwegian Forest Cat Breeders 
Norsk Skogkatt Society 
Viking Cat Club

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If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Norwegian Forest cats or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

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Norwegian Forest cat photo by Tetsu Yamazaki Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Norwegian Forest kittens

Norwegian Forest kittens photo by Alan Robinson Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Alan Robinson