NORWEGIAN FOREST CATS
ABOUT NORWEGIAN FOREST CATS
HISTORYThe Norwegian forest cat is the official cat of Norway. The wegie cat arrived in Norway hundreds, and possibly even thousands of years in the past. a few consider Turkish buyers introduced their favorite cat up north with them after they came to trade, at the same time as others believe the cat became one of the many treasures introduced back throughout the Crusades. Referred to as "skogkatt" in Norwegian, which interprets to "forest cat," this breed is a favorite animal among Norse mythology and stories. The goddess Freyja became stated to have the giant cats pulling her chariot into war. Thor once misplaced a contest of power to Loki's son, Jormundgand, who was disguised as a forest cat at the time. A natural breed, wegie cats are long-haired, have inverted triangular heads, and almond-shaped eyes. They’re larger than most house cats; males develop considerably larger than females. While the Norwegian forest cat sports a double coat that gives great protection within the winter, it is believed the breed may additionally have obtained its one of a kind double coat of long fur by mating with local cats. The Norwegian forest cat drew some attention in 1938 whilst it was exhibited at a cat show. The Norwegian forest Cat membership became shaped to assist maintains the breed. Alas, global warfare II interrupted its ascent to reputation. The breed nearly went extinct at some point of the warfare because of crossbreeding. But, the Norwegian forest Cat club persisted to work hard to save the breed. In 1977, the breed was registered with Europe’s Federation International feline, and some years later, wegies began showing up within the USA. The Norwegian forest Cat was supplied to the Cat Fancier's association for registration recognition in 1987 and in 1993 was accepted for complete championship status.