We are an
21st year of breeding.
Veterinary inspected, approved and recommended.
Other catteries in the
UK have our breeding lines but we do not support all of
them, the ones we do, have good breeding ethics are two in Scotland,
Yorkshire and Hampshire.
WE do not sell our kittens with an option of breeding from
unless they are specifically sold for this purpose.
email us at
Telephone 01677 470854
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT
SELL KITTENS BECAUSE OF LOCKDOWN PURPOSES - A CAT IS FOR
Please be aware
- Pets4homes, Gumtree and other free
advertising sites and Kitten Mills.
Don't be scammed or ripped off.
Many adverts on pets4homes
in different parts of the UK are
overpriced crossbreeds. Some are short haired kittens being
advertised as NFC's - a crossbreed is NOT a pedigree
animal - it is NOT a Norwegian Forest Cat and should not command high pedigree prices. The Norwegian Forest
cat is a pure and natural breed - please remember they were becoming
extinct in the 70's due to breeding with other types of cat - please DO
NOT purchase cross breeds it perpetuates the back yard breeding and
promotes health issues. There are many
scammers out there in the animal world at the moment so please be careful.
There is also a "so called"
breeder in Preston who advertises kittens for 850 pounds who does
not even know the correct name for the colours she has - she is
not a registered breeder - I have seen a kitten from her bought by
a nice lady thinking and told it was a NFC and it is a domestic
If you apply for any kittens
from those free advertising websites please ask to see their Cattery
name registration document. All registered reputable breeders have
Cattery registrations. Don't buy from back yard breeders who
cannot verify the parentage via a kitten pedigree and who do not
vaccinate the kittens letting them go from the age of just 8 weeks old.
Reputable breeders do not allow them to leave until they are a minimum
of 13 weeks and had their core vaccines.
Some breeders are charging up
to a thousand pounds - this is well over and above what reputable
When looking for kittens -
there are breeders in WEST Yorkshire who advertise on Pets 4 Homes
kittens in the region of 850 pounds plus, breeding
from a female from my bloodlines - this breeder had never paid me for
the breeding queen and we DO NOT agree to the breeding from this female.
If you are purchasing a kitten from Pet4homes please ask for a copy of
the pedigree BEFORE purchase and if my cattery name is included in the
female please contact me.
Please also avoid Kitten Mills
there are a few out there.
I only recommend breeders
who are responsible, have good breeding ethics and are honest.
We are a very rural
would like to reassure
all kitten buyers that I have a plan in place here for the
welfare of my cats that includes safety measures between myself and
buyers with several options available for the acquisition of
kittens (including a reputable courier we use) during this Covid-19 period. Safe distancing will be
practiced here for as long as it takes for the pandemic to
We have kittens
We DO NOT sell kittens to free roam
They are indoor or
preferably with cat proofed gardens.
Criteria is relaxed for
Farms/remote small holdings etc. Safety of my kittens welfare is the
priority as it should be with any owner.
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Here is a video of Norgeskaukatt
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from the oldest bloodlines
we can find from Scandinavia
close to the old original type as we
large boning, good coat quality,
gentle temperament and maintaining
the important wild expression.
WE believe in keeping and
promoting this majestic
cat as it once was.
The minimum age for kittens to
leave for new homes is 14 weeks this is to allow
for their immune systems to be fully functional after their
core vaccines (as per the vaccine companies
Our kittens are home raised with
the security of trust and
kindness in the human hand and
mind from the day they are born.
They will only go to homes that
follow this path for their
Before requesting one of our
kittens please read the terms at the bottom of this page and
also do read the "Buying a Kitten" for useful information about
what to look for and the differences sadly of how
some breeders are changing the breed.
Sometimes we do run on litters
to enable us to select for future breeding stock when our
queens are retiring. This is to further the gene
pool and continue the traditional bloodlines of the original
type. At these times you may see older kittens available
after we have made our choice.
We do from time to time have some older kittens
or young adults for sale. These are kittens we have ran on for up to 3
years to asses their breeding quality as we breed to preserve the old
bloodlines. Sometimes they do not make the top breeding grade and this
can be for many different reasons some are just not up to it in
terms of having a too soft temperament :-) Boys need to be very bold and
confident and girls also need to be able to stand up to a rugged male
:-) Some just want to be cuddled lol
So if you would like an older kitten or young
adult then please email for details.
Terms and Conditions
Our kittens are sold to
appropriate owners that show a lifetime commitment to their
We DO NOT
sell kittens to free roam - they are indoor preferably
with cat proofed gardens.
We DO NOT support early neutering of kittens as we believe
this to be detrimental to their growth and development of
their bones. We require neutering at the age of 9 - 12
months by which a neutering certificate is to be signed
and stamped by the attending vet.
We take 200 gbp deposit (see our
terms for reservation below) to secure kittens.
Assessment" - we are assessing the kitten for breeding
"On Hold" -
interest shown but no deposit yet received so potentially
- deposit accepted and kitten is no longer available
leave us at minimum
13 -15 weeks old.
We look for
appropriate owners who show a lifetime commitment to the
kittens and a kitten contract is agreed and signed.
Should Owners no longer want their kittens they will not
get a refund. Our kittens are not sold on a "try and see"
basis. The only exception to this will be if a kitten has
a serious health issue which is proven by a Vet letter and
this is covered in our kitten contract, in the rare
circumstances that this may happen we will offer you
Our kittens will
be registered or declared
with the GCCF or with FIFe.
for breeding are BAER (Hearing) tested.
have preventative treatment
for endo and ecto parasites.
They are fully
litter trained and well socialised
for their core vaccines
can offer a 4/5
week insurance for
your kitten although we do not recommend them.
You may wish to
choose your own Insurance company that will provide a
lifetime cover at a more affordable price with better
Please let us
know if you require the insurance.
Our Vet visits us therefore preventing
stress on the kittens when tiny.
they are due to leave us they will be given a thorough
health check by our veterinary surgeon who will then issue
a Veterinary Health Certificate.
Breeding/show cats are
accompanied with GCCF registration documentation
and transfer of ownership.
have a 5 generation pedigree.
owners are expected to sign a contract with us to agree
their future welfare and to promote responsible ownership
(this contract is based on the GCCF contract).
We provide a
full back up service for support and advice for the
duration of the kittens lives.
Should any of
our kitten owners have a change of circumstances whereby
they can no longer provide for the kitten/cat then we ask
for the kitten / cat to be returned to us.
We will not
allow for any of our kittens to be resold or re-homed and
certainly not go to a rescue establishment.
All kittens sold as pets
will be either declared or in the case of wanting to show
registered on the non-active register which means that no
progeny will be registered. Registration
documents are sent once their neutering certificates have
been received by ourselves.
WE do not sell
our kittens with an option of breeding from them unless
they specifically sold for this purpose.
do not hold kittens without a deposit.
do not believe in a non refundable deposit across the board
like some breeders demand because there
circumstances that prove this unfair.
for deposits are as follows:
Should the prospective owner change their mind on the
Kitten/Cat after a deposit paid, then the deposit is
non - refundable.
Should the breeder change their mind about the reservation
and subsequent sale of a Kitten/cat , which we reserve the
right to do, then the deposit will be refunded in the manner
it was paid, or an alternative Kitten/Cat will be offered at
our discretion. If it is decided a deposit will be refunded
then you have three days to claim – after
three days the offer is withdrawn and no refund will be
Should anything serious regarding the health of such
Kitten/Cat during the time of reservation and before
collection occur then either an alternative kitten will be
offered or a full deposit refund
will be given in the manner it was paid.
WE promote responsible breeding and
with Cats at other catteries from Norgeskaukatt Bloodlines
are registered with the GCCF or Felis Britannica (FIFe) ,
this is one of our conditions of sale.
* Please read our
Buying a kitten page for important information regarding
** Please note
that on very rare occasion our bred cats are returned to us
due to owners change of circumstances - we do NOT resell
these cats/kittens. They are not a commodity.
We do however,
request that any new owner of a returned cat make a donation
to The Norwegian Forest Cat Rescue and Welfare Society or a
cat health organisation of their choice and also the new
owners will be required to sign a kitten/cat contract with
When kittens are reserved
we remove them from the website.
advertise on this, our own cattery website . We take much pride in
the health and welfare of our kittens and we do not and will
not advertise on free add websites (pets4homes - gumtree - preloved and the likes) that are full of adverts
from back yard breeders selling cheap , unvaccinated kittens
and cross breeds, some more expensive than a full breed
pedigree and being too young to leave their mums.
Our cattery will not be associated with any of them.
It has come to the attention of Norwegian Forest Cat
breeders in the UK that kittens are currently being offered,
through magazine advertisements and the internet pet for
sale and pets 4 homes site in particular , to members of the
public by some ‘backyard breeders’, at discounted prices. However
these kittens may not be the bargain they appear to be as
some of the kittens are un-vaccinated, underage and sold
without pedigree's. We would strongly urge all prospective
purchasers of all pedigree kittens to ensure that their
kitten is healthy, at least 13 weeks of age, has had the
full course of vaccinations, comes complete with a full
pedigree., and has been bred and cared for by a
knowledgeable and experienced dedicated REGISTERED breeder. There are
also cross breeds of Norwegian Forest Cats selling for
sometimes more than a full pedigree breed, this is a
definite no no in this breed. Norwegian Forest cats are not
man made breeds they evolved naturally in Norway. Cross
breeding is neither a forest cat or any other breed - it is
a domestic moggie, and although moggies are certainly lovely
they do not command the prices a pedigree cat does because
the breeding of them is no
where near the same. Back street
breeders are doing this to make a quick buck , with selling
so called pedigree kittens at cheap or top prices. They are
not paying out for stud fees - for vaccinations - for
parasite treatments or genetic testing and I doubt they are
paying out for good quality veterinary care and diet.
Responsible breeders do not sell kittens to be bred from by
anyone unless they are specifically sold for that reason. I
had a call only last week by someone who had purchased a so
called NFC kitten at 8 weeks of age - sadly the kitten
became ill five days later and died. This is the sort of
thing that frequently happens when kittens are not
Vaccinations are only administered at 9 weeks
and 12 weeks of age therefore they should not be sold by
anyone before they have had at least a week after their
vaccinations to recover - hence the 13 weeks old time for
them to go to their new homes.
So please be aware, you could end up with serious problems.-
and also perpetuating the awful back street breeding!
Now in our
20th year of owning
exhibiting and breeding this wonderful breed and now approaching a
time when some our foundation breeding cats will begin to be
neutered/spayed. This is sad for us in one way but happy in another
they have produced some
outstanding progeny to continue the bloodlines forward. They will stay with
us for life of course! Therefore over the next couple of years we
have decided to run on a few of our bred kittens with a view to
selecting our next generation of breeding cats. All of
them will not make this level for various reasons. We will only
select the very best with attributes to further the quality of the
breed and who will contribute to even better progeny. We gain from
this in two ways - firstly we can watch their development
carefully and select only the best for breeding and secondly we get
to keep our kittens a little longer :-)
As a result you may see occasionally, an older
kitten which we call an adolescent available. These will already be
neutered or spayed before they leave us. They will settle well into
a new home. Some people like to have an older kitten as they are
established in their character and behaviour and people can see what
they are getting rather than wait through the young kitten stage.
We are now probably
the longest standing breeder in the UK with breeding the White Forest cats.. Our white line
originated from a lovely female born
1995 from the very first white import into the UK from Denmark -
a 3rd generation old bloodline named Håakon Rein Felis Jubatus imported into
the Kyrrekatt cattery by the late Eileen Hancock. In our opinion
this was a most fabulous boy with many qualities and one of the best
white lines in the UK. We have produced very large cats from
this line and mostly with excellent coat quality. Only very few have been affected with hearing impairment - 5 to date.
This year we
will retain from advertising some our kittens until
they are a minimum of 9 weeks old. This is in order that we
run on the litters to select the best to continue our work
for the breed. Over the years we have taken deposits on
kittens at a much younger age and found that many that have
gone for pet homes are such good breeding quality. Our
bloodlines are now pretty scarce and need to be preserved,
for if not, this old and traditional large boned breed will
start to disappear.
kittens will be
listed as breeding quality which makes them available for
carefully selected breeders, however, pet homes are also considered as we do
feel that in some cases pet homes are better in terms of
lifestyle the cats can have. Also kittens may be available
specifically for breeding cats that will go on to
further the breed and retain the old traditional type. We do
not have "pet quality" kittens as the term implies an
inferior quality which here is not the case. Some breeders
deem "pet quality" kittens are ones with faults, or lacking
the correct quality for the breed, which of course is
correct under this term, however, our kittens are free from
faults. They are all traditional old type Skogkatt's some
are just better than others in terms of size and coat
quality. and the important wild expression. The temperaments
of our kittens are second to none as all our kittens owners
When purchasing a Norwegian Forest
Kitten from a breeder in the UK make sure the
kitten is registered or declared with The GCCF,
FIFe. or TICA.
Registration and declaration verifies the kitten has a genuine pedigree,
the parents are who they are supposed to be and also
that the breeder is responsible enough to prevent
indiscriminate breeding practices.
All kittens from Norgeskaukatt
are registered or declared with GCCF or FIFe.
white kittens for breeding are BAER Tested ( hearing tested)
white kittens are used or sold for breeding unless they
have full hearing status.
do not believe in breeding from deaf or unilateral
hearing white cats as we have been advised breeding from
hearing impaired cats increases the hearing defect
in any subsequent kittens.
We only sell
kittens to indoor homes or homes with cat proofed
gardens/ cat enclosures. Free roaming is not an option -
the safety and welfare of our kittens are of the utmost
importance so.... if you want a Norwegian Forest Cat to
have the freedom to go out as and when it pleases then
please don't contact us as you will be disappointed.
We do however,
relax this criteria if they are to go to more remote
dwellings, for example private owned estates, farms,
small holdings and small Island based areas.
These cats are
bold and fearless and in the Norwegian literature it
states " no matter how well provided for these cats are,
if they are of a mind to wander off they will do so"
many of these cats are killed in RTA's before reaching
the age of 1 year old - and this statement is correct.
breed our kittens to have a full happy and safe
We have built a
second large cat garden. The kittens can benefit from the
outside world to play and get plenty of fresh air and
stimulation during the day when the weather is nice,
they love it!
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