The Norwegian Forest Cat is a large feline and one that boasts being a natural hunter. They have extremely water resistant semi-long coats with a very dense undercoat that helps cats cope with the harsher, colder conditions often seen in their native Norway. Their coats are a lot denser during the cooler winter months, but quite a bit shorter and less thick in the summertime.
They have large heads that are triangular shaped and when seen in profile, a cat’s nose is straight and long. Their eyes are large and almond shaped being set obliquely at an angle with cats always having a kind, gentle expression in them. Ears are large being wider at the base and arching forwards which gives them a very similar look to that of a Maine Coon. Their ears are extremely well furnished which adds to their wild look. They have strong, robust bodies and powerful legs with tidy, rounded feet. Tails are long and well covered in hair that flows when cats move.
When it comes to their coat, the Norwegian Forest Cat boasts having a semi-long top coat and a dense, close lying undercoat that offers them a tremendous amount of protection from the elements. They come in all colours with the exception of the following under the GCCF breed standard: