Norwegian Forest cat belongs to the family of long-haired cats. Quite long and dense fur of cats served them protection from the harsh Norwegian climate. The first mention of this breed date back to 1599. Norwegian forest differed endurance, speed of reaction and were excellent hunters. This allowed them to survive in the wild. Today, Norwegian Forest cat - a good and faithful friend, who retained the ancestral thick long hair, mind and intelligence. These breeds of cats is very mobile and energetic, but at the same time, they are very docile and rarely allow themselves to mischief, prefer the freedom and independence of their owners.
Body - long, size from medium to large. Paws extended, and back longer than the front, wide, have a rounded shape and tufts of hair between the claws. The tail is almost equal to the length of the body, or even more, has a rich undercoat, slightly lowered.
Head - a triangle with equal sides. Profile straight and long, strong chin.
Ears - wide and large, located high on the tips of the brush are like a lynx.
Wool - sufficiently long and thick, soft undercoat is dense water-repellent hairs. Long hair is available on the back, sides and top of the tail to the lower body and legs of the hair is significantly shorter. is the "pants" on its hind legs. Long collar and "beard" in the form of a triangle are the hallmarks of this breed of cats.
Eyes - large in size, have an oval shape. In color in perfect harmony with the color.
Color - does not play rock-forming role, so the allowed different shades and combinations thereof (other than the Siamese), can have a chocolate color, cinnamon is also quite common shades of lilac and fawn. The lower part of the body may have a white color.
Height at the withers - 30-40 cm.
Weight - 4-9 kg.
Due to the high intellects Norwegian Forest cat kitten at the age of rapidly develops standard commands. Very inquisitive, so that love to go for masters from room to room. Memorize the interior of the room to the smallest detail, and if suddenly a thing would be out of place - immediately report it to the owner.
The character of the Norwegian Forest cat is a combination of sometimes diametrically opposed. For example, integrity and independence of the surprising combination of kindness and devotion owners. On the rough ratio of the representatives of this breed will never meet the aggressive and simply deleted.
This cat gets along well with all family members, from time to time may become attached to someone alone. Despite the love of freedom, this breed of cat can not stand alone, so if you have a few days was not at home, the Norwegian Forest Cat necessarily vykazhet their dissatisfaction in this regard.
Excessive tenderness alien breed Norwegian Forest cats. Therefore, cuddle a cat does not work, she tactfully retire to another room. But you company while watching a movie, sit on your lap and pomurlykat cats of this breed will not give up ever.
Very friendly cat with the children and when the game was never released claws. On the other cats and dogs is very restrained, although with the latter dominate and prefer to keep their distance. To strangers at first regarded with some caution, however, after a while they start to communicate and respond to requests to play.
Norwegian forest cats are incredibly friendly, fond of society, and sincerely devoted to his master. However, they prefer independence and do not tolerate coercion. "Nordic" can be called in contrast to other breeds Norwegian Forest Cat practically does not show "March" activity, their character in real life. In Norwegian forest cats have a curious feature: they grow very slowly and are formed (in physiological and psychological terms), full adulthood begins at age five.
By virtue of its long enough wool Norwegian Forest Cat is a must wool combing procedure in order to avoid rolling of hair on the animal's body. Typically, the frequency of combing wool is 2-3 times per week, but in the moulting period (spring and autumn) to carry out such a procedure is recommended daily. Use it should be toothed comb.
Representatives of this breed, living in an apartment, you want to trim your nails several times a month. You should also clean the ears with a cotton swab dipped in a special solution, once every two weeks.
Private place the Norwegian forest is also worth to think carefully. It is best if it is a short flight of stairs from the house top, so it will save your closets and mezzanine visits from curious animals.
In Russia, this breed is considered young and quite rare in Moscow, there are about 10 nurseries, and about 20 for the whole of Russia. If vyreshilis get a kitten of this breed, it is necessary to answer the question for what purpose you are going to purchase: participation in exhibitions and receiving championship medals and titles to engage in breeding, and can you just dream of a good and loyal friend. The cost of a kitten while naturally will vary depending on the sex and the "class" of the animal.
The acquisition of such a breed kitten costs in Russia on average from 25 000 and above (beginning of 2015).
Keep in mind that weighty importance in choosing a purebred kitten are his parents. Therefore, be sure to get to know them, to assess their appearance and an interest in their progress and health. The ideal option when choosing a Norwegian forest cat is resting on the opinion of experts of the breed, especially if you visit the nursery together. No matter for what purpose you get a kitten need to know what vaccinations were delivered to an animal, whether it was deworming.