The Norwegian Forestcat Standard
adopted by the FIFé GA 28./29. May 1999 in Ringsted,
legally from 01. January 2000
|Head||Shape||triangular, where all sides are equally long; with good height 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|
|Colour||all colours permitted, regardless of coat colour|
|Body||Structure||long, strongly built; solid bone structure|
|Legs||strong, high on legs, hind legs higher than the front legs|
|Paws||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 smooth, 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 knickerbockers|
|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. a white blaze, white locket, white chest, white on the belly, white on the paws, etc.|
is evaluated only on texture and quality.
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.
|Faults||General||too small and finely built cats|
|Head||round or square head;|
|profile with a break (stop)|
|set too widely apart|
|set too close together|
|knotted with lumps|
|Scale of points||Total||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|
|Body||shape, size, bone structure, legs, shape of paws||25 points|
|Tail||length and shape||10 points|
|Coat||quality and texture, length||25 points|
Changes from the previous version (1994) of the standard are shown like this. There are no deletions.
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