Rare Cat Breeds

I was browsing the internet and for some odd reason the Norwegian Forest Cat caught my interest, so I thought this would be an interesting article for my readers who are interested in rare cat breeds. You might be surprised to find the list is longer than you might expect, so are you ready to learn about this unique pet?

Scandinavian region is where they originated from, which is located in the northern part of Europe. I thought this would be a wild cat roaming its homeland, but surprising to me this is a domestic pet.


The fur is extremely thick and long which effectively insulates them from the cold which grows in layers, so anyone who hunts or spends any amount of time outdoors during cold weather understands how important layers are to keep you warm. If you are fond of large cats, this breed will interest you, but what most people notice the most is their long furry bodies and bushy tails.

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The Norwegian Forest Cat is a domestic house cat in Northern Europe

Norwegian Forest Cat Size

This breed as I shared earlier in this article is a very large animal, so compared to the majority of other domestic house cats. You could compare their size to a small dog similar to the size of a pug, but the kittens are very playful which makes them a good pet for kids.

Health Issues

Despite these health issues which are common in the Norwegian Forest Cat the average lifespan is a surprising fifteen years, so if this breed appeals to you they can provide you many years of companionship.

You can expect to pay between $500.00 to $900.00 from a reputable breeder, but for someone who has fallen in love with them the price is worth the investment.

Breeder Listings

Norwegian Forest Cat

  • Native To Norway
  • Been Around Since The Vikings
  • Affectionate On Their Own Terms
  • Nicknamed Wegie
  • Awesome With Kids & Other Animals
  • Prefers High Places
  • Strong
  • Quiet
  • Extremely Observant
  • Males Can Reach 22 Pounds
  • Available In A Variety Of Colors And Patterns
  • Tufted Ears & Toes
  • Often Compared To The Main Coon Cat Breed

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For anyone interested in the Norwegian Forest Cat this article will provide you not only the information about this breed, but you also have a list of breeders to start your search if you decide to shop for this pet.

Thank You for reading this article,



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Thabo · August 22, 2019 at 12:25 am

Hello Jeff,

What a nice find. I didn’t know anything about Norwegian Forest Cats until I read this post. I think I might have gotten them mixed up with a Maine coon, they look similar;however, after reading your post I am now more aware that the two cats are different. That said, I have heard stories of people who have adopted cats from shelters and weren’t sure what kind of cats they had because they seem so big and unusual. Reading this post might give them answers. I hope more cat-lovers find this article. Thanks for sharing.

    Jeff · August 28, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Thank You Thabo,

    It is nice to hear from you after such a long time,
    many people do confused the Norwegian Forest Cat and
    the Maine coon. Your comment have me thinking maybe
    I should have added in the article the difference in
    these two cat breeds


Dena Briley · August 22, 2019 at 1:55 am

I really enjoyed your article on the Norwegian Forest Cat, and find that many of your posts are quite helpful. I have always loved watching cats; however, with my pack of dogs we are afraid to get a cat, not sure how they would react. I am surprised though a 22 pound cat, that is a good size cat and they look beautiful. Thank again for the great information and i love the anti-anxiety music.

    Jeff · August 28, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Hello Dena
    It is always a pleasure to hear from you, I would not recommend you adding
    any type of cat into your home with a pack of dogs. Packs of dogs often
    will kill a cat if they are able to corner them, and this is especially
    true of the hunting dog breeds


Timotheus · August 25, 2019 at 7:30 am

I love the Norwegian Forest Cat! Back when I was a young boy, I love to read about all the different breeds of cats and dogs. And I have always loved furry friends with long fur. Guess it is because I find it beautiful to groom and care for their fur, and make it look luscious.

But alas. In Singapore, the weather is too hot for these breeds. So my dreams of having a Norwegian Forest Cat friend were dashed. I ended with the decision to have a mini schnauzer that I often shave to very short fur. So that she can be comfortable in the hot and humid weather here.

Thanks for the info on one of my favorite breeds! 🙂

    Jeff · August 28, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Thank You Timotheus
    I appreciate your interest in the Norwegian Forest Cat, I must admit I have
    always been a dog person but after writing this article the Norwegian Forest Cat
    is a very attractive pet to add to your home.

    I am impressed you was thoughtful enough to consider your weather in Singapore
    before choosing a pet, I am sure not many people think of this before adding
    a pet to their home.


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