The Norwegian Forest Cat
|our neutered Wegies:||
our stud & queen:
|Pippi||On this page we would like
to tell you something about the Norwegian Forest Cat (NFO or NFC). Its' history,
as far as it can be known.... For the cats don't say much on this subject.
Maybe they consider it of lesser importance than being in the here and now, and living
with the creatures they love so well: us humans.....
The "Wegie" is a
semi-longhaired cat. This gene for long hair is recessive to the dominant
gene for short hair. When and where it came into being is not exactly
known, fact is it was there to stay! Because circumstances were more favorable
to these semi-longhaired cats in the extreme regions of our world: they
survived the bitter cold of Norwegian winters with more ease than their
shorthaired feline friends would have, so they were able to conquer
the forests and farms of Norway and stay there!
|At some point the Norwegian people started to import cats again: shorthaired cats came to live in their houses and -of course- started to mix with the cats that already were there! The original breed of Norway began to decrease in numbers and would have gone extinct forever if it wouldn't have been for some breeders, who saw what was happening! In the 70's the Norwegian Forest Cats became a breed officially and since then they have conquered the world.|