Key Facts About the Norwegian Forest Cat Breed

These muscular, large cats can weigh up to 16 lbs. Males are substantially bigger.

Large Size

Thick, water-resistant double coat with full ruff around the neck.

Long Fur Coat

Curious, playful, energetic. Enjoy learning tricks and playing fetch.


Despite their size, Norwegian Forest cats are gentle, affectionate pets.

Gentle Nature

Do well as indoor only pets provided they get adequate exercise.


Heavy shedding in spring and fall. Need regular grooming.

Shed Seasonally

Bred from cats brought to Norway by Vikings in ancient times.

Natural Origin   

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