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 The Norwegian Forest Cat History (Page 3)

The articles here, of which there are 6 pages,  were given to me by  Birgit Larsen of DK Kvilles Norsk Skovkatt to have  translated. This has been undertaken  by  Gulla Johnsen of (N) Isrenna's Norwegian Forest Cats from Tromso and Mrs Helle Asquith a Danish  NFC owner of which I thank both very much for taking the time to do this for me.

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Some of the first NFO at shows in Norway

I have added further details of interest to the cats in this article.

(Details taken from the Pawpeds Pedigree Database which may or may not be accurate)

Premier Pan's Truls

Owned and Bred by Else and Egil Nylund of Cattery Pan's

 

Pan's Truls was born 1. May 1973

NFO n 09 23 - Black Mackerel Tabby & White.

Here with his mother Luci (to left)

It seems he fathered only two litters  in 1974 the first with 2 kittens named  Pjewiks Forest Nisse and Forest Troll and the second  with 3 kittens named Pan's Silver, Thinge-ling and Tussa.

All 5 offspring were used for further breeding.

Truls was Best of  Breed in 1974-1975-1976

 Pippa Skogpus - female - born 1st September 1972

 NFO n 09 22 - Black Classic Tabby & White.

Pippa appeared to have 2 litters - one in 1974 of 2 kittens and one in 1977 of 4 kittens. of  the 6  kittens just 3 went on for further breeding.

 

 Pjewiks Forest Nisse - Male born 17 April 1974

NFO n 09 23 - Black Mackerel Tabby & White.

Nisse fathered 2 litters each with one kitten it seems. One litter born 1975 and one born 1976 both were used for breeding.

 

 

Edel Runås with International Premier  Pjewiks Forest Troll, a litter brother to Pjewiks Forest Nisse above.

Forest Troll - born 17 April 1974 - NFO n 09 23 - Black Mackerel Tabby and White. He appears to have father 3 litters, the first in 1975 of 4 kittens and Two  in 1976 of 1 kitten in each litter. Total of 6 kittens of which 4 used for  further breeding.


All three here was owned by Edel Runås - Cattery Pjewiks Forest

 

           

 

Grand International Champion
Stina av Baune
- born 1st December 1976

Female-NFO f 09 - Black Tortie & White.

Stina had 5 litters of kittens: Ist in 1978 had 3 kittens: 2nd litter in 1980 had one kitten, 3rd litter in 1983 had 6 kittens, 4th litter in 1984 had 2 kittens and final litter in 1986 with one kitten. Total kittens 12 of which 7 were used to further the breed.

 

 

International Champion Colosseums Anton Prikken - born 18th December 1976

Male - NFO n 09 - Black & White.

Anton fathered 6 litters.1st and 2nd litters 1978 with 2 kittens in each, 3rd litter is undated but possibly would have been around 1979 going by the data, with 2 kittens. 4th litter 1979 with 3 kittens,5th litter 1980 with 2 kittens and the final litter was possibly as it is undated  the same year with one kitten. Total kittens 12 of which 8 have been used for breeding.

 

Premier Balder
 
Male - NFO n 09 22  - Black Classic Tabby & White.

There is no information to be found about this cat regarding any breeding or a confirmed date of birth,

 

 

 

 

Owner: Liv Loose - av Baune Owner: Svein Erik Hansen - Colosseum Owner: Øystein og Vicky Johansen
     
 

The worlds very first forest cat CAC (Championship Certificate -  a cat needs three of these to become Champion) was won by 

Stina av Baune & Colosseums Anton Prikken

The first NFO with a title was Premier Balder

This historical  moment  was at Noraks International Exhibition in Asker 10th and 11th December 1977. The Norwegian long-haired -Judge Karina Strømmen had the honourable position of delivering the worlds very first CAC to the recently Internationally accepted breed - Norwegian Forest Cat or Norsk Skogkatt.

European Champion  Torvmyra's Eviva Solterona

Born 27 October 1979

Female - NFO 09 23 - Black Mackerel Tabby & White,

Eviva Solterona had six litters. 1st in 1981 with 6 kittens, 2nd in 1982 with 2 kittens, 3rd in 1983 with 4 kittens, 4th in 1984 with 4 kittens, 5th in 1985 with 4 kittens and the final in 1986 with 6 kittens. A total of 26 kittens of which 23 were used to further the breed.

European Premier & Champion Timotei
Born 1 April 1977

Born 1 April 1977

Male - NFO n 09 23 Black Mackerel Tabby & White

Timotei was named so due to when he was found he was very dirty and the shampoo Timotei was used to bathe him. He father three litters. The 1st in 1978 with 3 kittens, 2nd and 3rd in 1979 with 5 and 2 kittens. Total kittens sired 10 of which 5 were used for breeding.

   
 

Grand International Champion Tussi
Born 4 April 1977

Female - NFO n 09 - Black & White

Tussi had six litters. The 1st in 1978 with 3 kittens, 2nd in 1979 with 3 kittens, 3rd in 1980 with 4 kittens, 4th in 1982 with 2 kittens, 5th in 1983 with 2 kittens. Her final litter according to the database was in august 1990 which is some 7 years after her previous litter - I am in doubt if this is correct and will check this out - however IF it is then there was just one kitten in the litter. Total of 15 kittens with 14 used in the breeding program.

 

Torvmyra's Cedrus
Born 24 October 1978
 

Male - NFO n 09 23 - Black Mackerel Tabby & White

Cedrus was exported to Sweden whereby he sired one litter of 4 kittens. None appear to have been used for breeding.

 

 

 

Owner: Randi og Aril Grotterød - Cattery Torvmyra

Grand International Premier and European Champion Pan's Polaris DM
Born 5 October 1984
Male - NFO n 09 - Black and White
It is fair to say that Pan's Polaris was a very successful boy indeed  in terms of both his show and breeding career. He is probably one if not the most famous of the breed. He had sired at least 59 litters totalling  138 babies (probably more) of which details I give below. Known in all corners of the world for his worth and of course his famous tail tip. All cats who have a tail tip is said to have the "Polaris tip" however not all cats with it are related to him.

 

 

 

 

Litter information sired by Polaris

Litter 1: 31 Dec 1985 of 3 kittens - 2 for breeding 1 was exp Sweden
Litter 2: 11 Feb 1986 of 2 kittens - 2 for breeding
Litter 3: 5 Mar 1986 of 2 kittens - 1 for breeding
Litter 4: 18 Jul 1986 of 2 kittens - 1 for breeding
Litter 5: 24 Nov 1986 of 4 kittens - all for breeding
Litter 6: 23 Dec 1986 of2 kittens - 1 for breeding exp Sweden
Litter 7: 28 Dec 1986 of 2 kittens - both for breeding one was exp Sweden
Litter 8: 11 Mar 1987 of 1 kitten - breeding exp to Finland
Litter 9: 23 Apr 1987 of 1 kitten - for breeding
Litter 10: 10 May 1987 of 4 kittens - 1 for breeding
Litter 11: 29 May 1987 of 4 kittens - 3 for breeding one was exp to USA

Litter 12: 31 May 1987 of 8 kittens - 5 for breeding one was exp to Sweden
Litter 13: 24 Jun 1987 of 1 kitten for breeding exp to USA
Litter 15: 2 Jul 1987 of 2 kittens - 1 for breeding
Litter 16: 20 Jul 1987 of 3 Kittens - 1 used for breeding
Litter 17: 30 Jul 1987 of 6 kittens - 3 used for breeding exported to Sweden
Litter 18: 26 Aug 1987 of 3 kittens  - no offspring
Litter 19: 2 Sep 1987 of 1 kitten used for breeding
Litter 20: 23 Nov 1987 of 1 kitten used for breeding

Litter 21: 15 Dec 1987 of 1 kitten used for breeding
Litter 22: 23 Dec 1987 of 1 kitten used for breeding
Litter 23: 20 Jan 1988 of 2 kittens both for breeding with 1 exp to USA
Litter 24; 26 Jan 1988 of 2 kittens both for breeding with 1 exp to USA
Litter 25: 31 May 1988 of 5 kittens all for breeding with 1 exp Holland
Litter 26: 12 Dec 1988 of 1 kitten for breeding
Litter 27: 17 Jan 1989 of 1 kitten for breeding
Litter 28: 27 Mar 1989 of 5 kittens - 4 for breeding with 3 to Denmark
Litter 29: 15 Oct 1989 of 2 kittens - 1 for breeding exp to Sweden
Litter 30: 22 Nov 1989 of 4 kittens - 3 for breeding to Sweden
Litter 31: 24 Dec 1989 of 1 kitten - no offspring.
Litter 32: 1 Jan 1990 of 1 kitten to Sweden (no offspring)
Litter 33: 8 Feb 1990 of 3 kittens - 2 for breeding one exported Sweden
Litter 34: 19 Mar 1990 of 1 kitten for breeding exported to Denmark
Litter 35: 26 Oct 1990 of 1 kitten - no offspring
Litter 36: 6 Dec 1990 of 3 kittens - no offspring
Litter 37: 11 Feb 1991 of 1 kitten - no offspring
Litter 38: 29 Mar 1991 of 4 kittens all for breeding
Litter 39: 23 Jun 1991 of 3 kittens - no offspring
Litter 40: 24 Sep 1991 of 1 kitten - no offspring

 

 

 

 

 

 

Litter 41: 7 Mar 1992 of 1 kitten for breeding exp to Denmark
Litter 42: 22 Oct 1992 of 3 kittens - 1 for breeding exp to Denmark
Litter 43: also 22 Oct 1992 of 1 kitten - for breeding Denmark
Litter 44: 26 Nov 1992 of 2 kittens - no offspring
Litter 45: 30 Jan 1993 of 2 kitten for breeding
Litter 46: 2 Mar 1993 of 1 kitten - no offspring
Litter 47: 13 Dec 1993 of 1 kitten - no offspring
Litter 48: 2 Feb 1994 of 1 kitten - no offspring
Litter 49: 20 Jul 1994 of 3 kittens - 1 for breeding
Litter 50: 8 Aug 1994 of 1 kitten but no information found
Litter 51: 6 Jan 1995 of 1 kitten - no offspring
Litter 52: 15 Jan 1995 of 5 kittens - 1 for breeding
Litter 53: 24 Jan 1995 of 5 kittens - 3 for breeding 1 was exp to Sweden
Litter 54: 22 May 1995 of 2 kittens - both breeding 1 exp to Holland 1 exp to Sweden
Litter 55: 15 Sep 1995 of 3 kittens - no offspring
Litter 56: 23 Sep 1995 of 6 kittens - 1 for breeding exported to Sweden
Litter 57: 14 May 1996 of 1 kitten - for breeding export to USA
Litter 58: 14 Oct 1996 of 1 kitten - for breeding export to Sweden
Litter 59: 29 Oct 1996 of 2 kittens - both for breeding exported to Sweden

 

Breeder & Owner: Egil & Else Nylund (illustrated below with Polaris) of Cattery Pan's

Some of the first NFO at shows in Denmark

Champion Norwegian Wood's April Dream "Sidser"
Born 4 April 1976

 Female - NFO n 09 23 - Black Mackerel Tabby & White

Sidser had four litters, the 1st in 1982 of 4 kittens, 2nd in 1983 with 2 kittens, 3rd in 1984 with 4 kittens and 4th in 1987 with 1 kitten, Total kittens 11 of which 10 went to further breeding.

 

International Champion Røde Peer "Rulle"
Born 24 July 1980

 Male - NFO d 09 23 - Red Mackerel Tabby & White

Rulle sired 21 litters and of 43 offspring 28 went on for further breeding

 

 

 

Both novices, imported from Norway into Denmark  and owned by: Vibeke Poulsen - Cattery Dovregubben

European Premier Grand International Champion
Torvmyra's Grand Soltario

Born 13 March 1981

Male - NFO ns 23 - Siver Mackerel Tabby

Grand Soltario sired 7 litters totalling 17 kittens all for breeding - 1 exp to Germany and one to Switzerland

 

Guldfakses Augustine
Born 23 July 1983

 

Female - NFO ns 23 - Silver Mackerel Tabby

Augustine had 6 litters with 11 kittens, 7 for breeding 1 exp to France and 1 to USA

 

Both owned by Dortemarie Kaplers - Cattery Guldfakse

 

EC Colosseums Gustav Graah
Born 3 May 1981

Male - NFO ns 09 23 - Silver Mackerel Tabby & White

Imported from Norway Gustav Graah sired 15 litters totalling 32 kittens on the database - of which 23 were further used for breeding and exports went to Germany Italy and Holland.

Owner: Jette Eva Madsen - Felis Jubatus

 

 

Pans Tinella
Owner: Marlene Bolle - D Joetunn's
Pans Tinax 
Owner: Birgit Poulsen - Kispus
   
   
Dovregubbens Egil Skallargrimsson
Owner: Birgit & Palle Larsen - Kville
Dovregubbens Nitja
Owner: Birgit & Palle Larsen - Kville

If you would like to see the History of the NFC along with the correct and Traditional look then please view this Youtube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrH6AGwcxew

 

Information regarding the breeding of the above cats was taken from Pawped.com Norwegian Forest Cat pedigree database.

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