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Pictures of Norwegian Forest Cats

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Half-Norwegian Forest Cat picture: © Halo Efeckti This post - Pictures of Norwegian Forest Cats - is just that, with very few words. One of the best ways to see pictures is through a slide show. So if you want to only see pictures to check whether you like this cat's appearance, then you can stop here. This post brings together all the pictures on this website as the pictures you see in the following slide show have been used elsewhere on this website to illustrate posts about this cat from the history of this breed of cat through to a resumé of facts about this fine and popular cat breed. Use the labels in the left hand margin to select other topics. Here's the slide show: These photographs are mainly by and the copyright of Helmi Flick probably the world's best cat photographer. Photographs that are not by her are the copyright of excellent amateur photographers who generously and sensibly allow their photographs to be used by others under a creative commo

Norwegian Forest Cat Facts

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Here are some key Norwegian Forest Cat Facts as I see them:- This is a natural cat . This is perhaps the most important fact. This means that this cat breed evolved in Scandinavia (or was it just Norway? - no it is native to Northern Europe 1 ) without the interference of mankind over a long period of time (centuries it is said starting in about AD 1000 2 ) until it was decided by the "cat fancy" (people involved in breeding and showing cats essentially) that what was an ordinary non-purebred non-pedigree domestic house cat (a moggie) should be a show cat. That happened in about 1930. At that time until the present this cat's evolution would have been largely in the hands of people concerned primarily (but definitely not exclusively) with the appearance of the cat. Other names for this cat are: Skogkatt or Skaukatt, Wegie. Also skogkatter or the Norsk skaukatt (meaning in English: Norwegian Forest Cat) 1 . There are no outcross breeds. Weight: About 3 - 9 kg or 7 -

Norwegian Forest Cat Breeders

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Norwegian Forest Cat Breeders is the second most popular keyword search for the Norwegian Forest Cat as far as I can tell. That is why I am making this post on the subject. Of course, people will be looking for cats to buy and they won't find any on this site. But stick around guys. Although I am not a cat breeder I know a bit about cat breeding and cats generally so this post, I think and hope, will be useful. In any event, you get nice pictures ullustrating this post and lots more nice pictures on this site too. Also, I have no axe to grind so what I say is completely objective. Norwegian Forest Cat . This is a fine cat photographed by Helmi Flick. The photo is copyright Helmi Flick. If I where looking for Norwegian Forest Cat Breeders, it seems to me, that you have to think of these things in this order: 1. Do an Internet search (that's why your here). You can tell quite a lot about a cat breeder from their website (if they have one). First does it have a PageRank? Page

Norweigan Forest Cat spelling wrong

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Nor weigan Forest Cat spelling is wrong not too infrequently. The title is spelled as some people incorrectly spell the name of this breed. I am writing this short post to see if I can pick up these people as they may have difficulty in finding a website about the Nor wegian Forest Cat . It is the "i"that is at fault. Some people put it before the "g" when it should be after it. I am getting a bit anal here I think...........:) So guys, please take care in spelling the name of this lovely cat. Now that you have found the place have a look around and enjoy. Leave a comment and admire the photos of this distinguished cat. Norweigan Forest Cat spelling wrong to Home page

Norwegian Forest Cat Photos

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Norwegian Forest Cat Photos are popular and I have them right here; probably the best on the Internet. I can't just publish the photos so I'll make reference to the breed standard from the UK Breed Standard (NFC Cat Club in the UK) at the same time. This Norwegian Forest cat is a very handsome cat and frankly I am bit surprised that this breed is not as popular as the Maine Coon. According to a Poll currently being conducted on the main website this cat breed was ranked 7th but is now just outside the top ten most popular cat breeds as judged by visitors' preferences (and not number of cat association registrations). The Maine Coon gets twice the number of votes and is ranked 1st, the most popular cat breed as at March 2010. They are very similar breeds and the Forest cat may be a founding cat of the Maine Coon. Perhaps the Maine Coon is more popular on account of the fact that the majority of voters are American and will naturally favor a cat breed, which is considere

Norwegian Forest Cat Health

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NFC - Photo in the public domain. A cat's health is the most important aspect of the cat but something that is not readily visible. The cat fancy tends to give priority to appearance sometimes. The question that concerns "buyers" is this. Does this cat breed have any inherent disorders or is she a sound cat? As a semi-wild cat she was pretty robust; she had to be. I would have expected this breed to the same as any other mixed breed cat before she became a show cat. But in the show world appearance counts and in order to achieve the finest appearance cat breeders run the risk of fixing not only good characteristics but the bad too which can sometimes be attached to recessive genes that are normally hidden away. This is because of line breeding or even inbreeding. Both HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) and PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) are diseases that are present in a number (perhaps all) of cat breeds to varying degrees. The question is to what degree? I

Norwegian Forest Cat History

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I have illustrated this post about Norwegian Forest cat history with some photographs including those of white Norwegian Forest Cats (see below) taken by their guardian/owner. She labels the photographs "Noé et Oracio des Fines Terres". Fine Terres is her breeding cattery. "Noé" is apparently French for "Noah". They are beautiful cats and the photographs are reproduced here under a creative commons license for which I thank her. ULRIC — Huge Norwegian Forest Cat. Photo: Laura Dale BNPS The Norwegian Forest Cat history is long and distinguished. I love this cat for its naturalness and established origins in the cold landscape of Norway. This is a truly natural cat until the cat fancy got involved in the middle of the 20th century. This cat breed is a part of Norway's history and is mentioned in mythological tales. It is said that cats arrived in Norway around AD 1000, over 1000 years ago by way of the Vikings who had trade routes with Byzantium.

Norwegian Forest Cat Rescue

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Norwegian Forest Cat Rescue is thankfully a search term used by a reasonable number of people. But you know it is very interesting to study keywords. If about 300 people search for Norwegian Forest Cat Rescue then 2,600 search for breeders or about 8 or more times the number. People still prefer something "new" even if it relates to a living creature. I suppose people want a cast iron guarantee that they are going to be living with a genuine purebred cat and at rescue centers you most often won't get that kind of certainty. What you can be certain of though is a cat that needs you. And there is a lot of long lasting pleasure in caring for and keeping a cat that needs you. And in any event in this post I made a short list of purebred cat rescue centers (see below). This is the first post on this new sub-domain to the Pictures of Cats.org website. One thing to note is that many cat breeders will take a cat back if the new keeper is having a problem. This is obviously