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(N) Isrenna's
Breed of Norwegian Forest Cat
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FIFe standard NFO:

The New Standard adopted by the FIFe GA 29/05/99, valid from 01/02/00,
and picked up from the home site of "Pax Norwegian Forest Cats"



Head Shape Triangular, where all sides are equally long;
with good hight when seen in profile; forehead slightly rounded; long, straight profile without break in line(no stop).
Ears Shape Large, with good width at the base; pointed tips;
with lynx-like tufts and long hair out of the ears.
Placement High and open, so that the outer lines of the ears
follow the line of the head down to the chin.
Eyes Shape Large and oval, well opened, set slightly oblique.
Expression Alert expression
All colours permitted, regardless of coat colour.
Long, strongly built; solid bone structure.
Legs Strong, High on legs, hind legs higher than the front legs.
Large, round, in proportion to the legs.
Tail Long and bushy,
should reach at least to the shoulderblades, but preferably to the neck
Coat Structure Semi long.
The woolly undercoat is covered by a water repellant uppercoat which consists of long, coarse and glossy hair covering the back and the sides.
A fully coated cat has a shirtfront, a full frill and knickerbackers.
Colour All colours are permitted,
including all colours with white; except pointed patterns and chocolate and lilac, cinnamon and fawn. Any amount of white is allowed, i.e.  white blaze, white locket, white chest, white on the belly, white on the paws, etc.

General Too small and finely built cats.
Head Round or square head; profile with a break.
Ears Small ears. Set too widely apart. Set too close together.
Legs Short legs. Thin legs.
Tail Short tail.
Coat Dry coat; knotted with lumps. Too silky.

Scale of points


100 points

Head General shape, nose, profile, jaw and teeth, chin

20 points

Ears Shape, size and placement.

10 points

Eyes Shape, expression

5 points

Boddy Shape, size, bone structure, legs, shape of paws.

25 points

Tail Length and shape.

10 points

Coat Quality and texture, length.

25 points


5 points

Remarks Coat is evaluated only on texture and guality.
Very slow maturing of this breed should be taken into account.
Mature males may have broader heads than females.
Length of coat and density of undercoat vary with the seasons.
Kittens can take up to six months of age to develop guardhairs.



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