Table of contents:
- FIFe Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Standard
- CFA Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Standard
- WCF Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Standard
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Breed standard Norwegian Forest cat by FIFe
Breed standard Norwegian Forest cat by WCF
Breed standard Norwegian Forest cat by CFA
FIFe Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Standard
General description: Large size Norwegian Forest Cat.
Head. Shape: equilateral triangle; long straight profile without kinks (no stop). The chin is strong. The forehead is slightly rounded.
Ears. Shape: large, broad at the base, pointed at the ends, with tassels and long tufts of hair growing from the ears. Set on: Set high and open so that the outer line of the ear continues the line of the head from the chin.
Eyes. Shape: large and oval, well open, set slightly obliquely. Expression: alert. Color: Any color that matches the color of the coat is allowed.
The body is long, strong, strong bones with well-developed muscles.
Extremities. Legs: strong, high, hind legs higher than front. Feet: large, round, in proportion to the feet.
The tail is long and fluffy, it can reach up to the shoulders, but preferably up to the neck.
Wool. Structure: semi-long, double, consists of a dense undercoat protected by a shiny, smooth, water-repellent guard hair covering the back and sides. A fully clothed cat has a mane around its neck, sideburns and a long bib. The "pants" are well developed. COLOR: All colors are acceptable, including all colors with white except Himalayan, chocolate, lilac, cinnamon and fawn. Any amount of white is acceptable, that is, white flame, white medallion, white chest, white belly, white legs, etc.
Disadvantages. Small or small cats. Round or square head; profile with a break or stop. Small eyes, set wide or not open enough. Short and thin limbs. Short tail. Dry, matted coat with tangles, too silky.
Scale of points
Head (shape, nose, profile, jaw and teeth, chin) - 20
Ears (shape, size and set) - 10
Eyes (shape, expression) - 5
Body (shape, size, bone, limbs, paws) - 25
Tail (length and shape) - 10
Wool (quality, structure, length) - 25
Condition - 5
Total - 100
Norwegian forest cat. FIFE color groups
|Group 1||Black and blue. Don't agouti.|
|Group 2||Black and blue. Not agouti with white|
|Group 3||Black and blue agouti.|
|Group 4||Black and blue agouti with white|
|Group 5||Red, cream, tortie, blue tortie with / without agouti.|
|Group 6||Red, cream, tortie, blue tortie with / without agouti with white|
|Group 7||All silver colors including red, cream and tortie|
|Group 8||All silver colors including red, cream and tortie with white|
|Group 9||Pure white|
Note: agouti = classic tabby (marbled), mackerel, spotted or ticked.
CFA Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Standard
General description. The Norwegian Forest Cat is a strong, sturdy animal with a characteristic double coat and an easily recognizable body shape. It is a slow-growing breed reaching full development around the age of 5 years.
Head. Equilateral triangle, all sides of which are equal to the distance between the outer point of the base of the ear and the chin. The neck is short and muscular.
Profile. Straight line without kinks between the arch of the eyebrows and the tip of the nose. The flat forehead merges into the soft line of the skull and neck.
The chin. A heavy chin is in line with the nose. It fits gently into the profile.
Muzzle. Straight line from chin to base of ears with no prominent mustache pads or pinch.
Ears. Medium to large, rounded at the ends, wide at the base, located as high as possible at the vertex, alert, auricle slightly turned outward. The outer edge of the ear forms a straight line with the edge of the cheek. Tassels on the tips of the ears are desirable but not required.
Eyes. Large, almond-shaped, expressive, well open, set obliquely so that the outer corner of the eye is higher than the inner one.
The body of a Norwegian forest cat. Strong, muscular, well-proportioned, of medium length, strong bone with a well-developed chest, not loaded. The body has a deep groin line. The cat should be much larger than the cat. Cats are more graceful.
Extremities. Of medium size, hind legs are longer than front legs, making the pelvis higher than the shoulders. The thighs are very muscular, the front legs are strong. Seen from behind, the limbs are straight. On the front legs, the toes are turned outward. Paws are massive, rounded, with tufts of hair between the toes.
Tail. Long and well furred, broad at the base, desired length equal to body length from base of tail to neck. Long top coat desirable (peacock tail).
Wool. Double, consisting of a dense undercoat, covered with shiny (glossy), smooth, water-repellent guard hair, hanging down. The collar of the Norwegian Forest consists of three separate parts: a short mane on the neck, sideburns, a front long bib. Well-developed "pants" on the hind legs. The coat can be thicker in winter than in summer because in winter, the undercoat is better developed. Shaded, monochromatic and bicolors allow a softer coat than tabbies. Type and quality are primary, while color and pattern are secondary.
Picture. Any color and pattern is acceptable except for those colors that are obtained as a result of hybridization: chocolate, lilac, Himalayan color or their combinations with white.
Color and pattern. Must be clear and expressive. In the classic version, mackerel and spotted tabby patterns should be clearly defined and even.
Disqualification. Sharp fracture of the nose of the Norwegian forest, square muzzle, pinch, rectangular body, incorrect number of fingers, squint, broken tail, abnormal tail, fragile bones, protruding or sloping chin, animals with chocolate, purple, Himalayan color or a combination of them with white.
Head - 50
Profile - 10
Muzzle - 10
Ears - 10
Eye Shape - 5
Eye Position - 5
Neck - 5
Chin - 5
Body - 30
Torso - 10
Legs / Feet - 10
Bone - 5
Tail - 5
Coat Length / Texture - 5
Color / pattern - 5
Condition - 5
Proportionality - 5
Total - 100 points
WCF Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Standard
Body: Medium to large, long strong body with massive bones. The limbs are long, muscular, the hind legs are longer than the front; paws are wide, round, with tufts of hair between the toes.
The tail is very long, at least equal to the length of the body, evenly pubescent, with an abundant undercoat.
Head: Equilateral triangle shaped. Straight long profile, strong chin.
Ears: Very large, wide at the base, set high so that the outer contours of the ears are straight towards the cheekbones. Decorated with lynx tassels and brushes.
Eyes: large, wide open, oval; the color must be uniform and in harmony with the coat color.
Coat: Medium length. Abundant soft undercoat covered with long, shiny, hard and water-repellent hair. The cover hair extends to the back, sides and top of the tail. The lower part of the body and the back of the hind legs have no cover hair. A long collar, a triangular "beard" starting from the cheeks, and "trousers" add completeness to the look of the Norwegian cat.
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Colors: chocolate, cinnamon and corresponding weakened colors (lilac and fawn) are not recognized in any combination (including tabby, bicolor, tricolor); acromelanic colors are also not recognized. All other colors are recognized.
Disadvantages: Dry or loose coat; silky texture.
Body - 25
Head - 20
Eyes - 5
Ears - 10
Tail - 10
Wool texture - 20
Color and pattern - 5
Condition - 5
Total - 100 points
Note: 03.08.2002 The WCF General Assembly decided at a meeting in Milan that out-of-breed crosses of such native breeds as Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest, Turkish Angora, Turkish Van and Siberian cat are subject to special permission of the WCF Expert Commission.
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