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Norwegian Forest Cat

Norwegian Forest Cat Profile

Lifespan: 14-16 Years

Avg height: 23-28cms

Avg weight Female: 4-5.5 kg

Avg weight Male: 5.5-7.5 kg

Coat type: This breed has a semi-longhaired double coat that is waterproof. They also have a dense undercoat, bushy tail and tufted paws to keep it warm in colder climates. 

Coat colours and body type: Norwegian Forest Cat's are large and muscular. They have a triangular head and large almond eyes, giving it a unique appearance. This breed  comes in most colours but is commonly seen in brown tabby or white. Coat patterns are also possible but not colour pointing. 

Grooming required: Medium maintenance.

Similar Breeds: Maine Coon, Siberian, Turkish Van.

Health Profile: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hip dysplasia, Glycogen storage disease (type IV).

Norwegian Forest Cat temperament

Intelligent and sensitive, Wegie's are known for their sweet disposition. They are well adapted for life outdoors but prefer to be indoors where the action is at. They love being around people and are sure to spend lots of time with their owner. They are active cats, getting random bursts of energy and then crashing out for a nap. Wegie's adapt well to change, but also like to do things on their own schedule.