Welcome to SaxiKatt UK Cattery. Breeders of Old Bloodline Norwegian Forest Cats

We are located in Rossendale in the United Kingdom

  • Email – saxikatt@gmail.com
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We had the delight of having our vet attend the cattery for the full day of 22nd November 2022. She spent the day examining & vaccinating our studs, dams, neuters and kittens. She reviewed all our facilities for our cats and kittens and was very pleased with everything we provide. I am writing this so that all past, present and future owners of our kittens can feel assured that the standards of care we provide are of the highest level. We are getting ready to book this years visit – no rest…

We are committed to providing a visiting service to choose a kitten or at the very least to come and see our cattery. All our cats are pets and other than the studs they all live in the house with us together with access to our large outside secure play area. The studs have their own thermostatically heated sheds with outside runs, electric water fountains and climbing areas. Children and extended family members are welcome. Boys will be boys and are up for mating anytime any day. Our society (FIFe) advocates that we can breed our girls three times in two years however unless our vets have approved we are trying to get to a litter in every two years which gives each girl adequate rest.

We have kittens and our next kittens will be released in December 2023 to our friends on the waiting list first. We have a long waiting list presently just over 50 people which is more than the number of kittens we produce in a year! However many people are waiting for specific coat colour and / or sex. Sometimes kittens are advertised here when we have no one on the list wanting that colour and sex combination. Shots from our previous litters are available on the kitten page with lots of grown up pictures on the Rogues Gallery.

We have kittens available to reserve at the end of November. Please follow the link

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Norwegian Forest Cats

Pen Picture

Loving High
Friendliness High
Child Friendly High
Pet-Friendly High
Exercise Needs High but self sustaining
Climbing High
Playfulness High
Maturity Slow about 4-5years
Growth Slow over 3-5 years
Good outside  No needs secure garden
Energy Level High
Intelligence Very High
Vocalisation Medium
Moulting Medium other than in Spring

Apocryphal History

The people of Asia Minor were the first to domesticate cats which rapidly was taken up by the Egyptians and the Phoenician traders. The Phoenicians together with the Romans were the first incursions of domestic cats into Europe. This cat is thought to be Felis libyca. On reaching Europe it is postulated that Felis libyca may have interbred with the stocky and heavier European wildcat Felis sylvestris (or possibly mutated) to produce the precursors of many of today’s cats. However, as Felis sylvestris is not seen in the Scandinavian countries it is suspected that cats entered Norway after being picked up by the Vikings. For many centuries there have been documented stories of large Norwegian Skogkatt (forest cat in Norwegian) on farms and in the surrounding forest. Regardless of their initial genesis there is enough evidence to cite them as a ‘natural species’.

In Norway, a movement started in the 1930’s to have the Skogkatt recognised as a breed and this culminated with the first Norwegian Forest Cat being exhibited in a cat show in Oslo during 1938. Unfortunately, this was preempted by the commencement of World War II where during and immediately afterwards the breeding of cats was considered to be a low priority. During these years the Skogkatt came to the borderline of extinction.

The breed was championed by Carl-Fredrick Nordane and in recognition of his and the work of others namely, Pans Cattery owned by the late Egil and Else Nylund (the mother of the Skogkatt), bred Pans Truls a majestic cat whose physiology was used to define the phenotype of the breed.  They were fully recognised and accepted in their own right at the  FIFe General Assembly  held in Paris in 1977 and the breeding standard was set. This breed standard was the very first that fully described how this species should look based on historical descriptions, photographs and drawings. Therefore, this is the standard that all traditional breeders use. This standard is a key descriptor to be used on this historically significant breed particularly considering some of the changes being enforced on this majestic breed.


Breed Standard 1976 – Norwegian Forest Cat

Type: Broad build and high/tall legs.

Head: Long, triangular, straight profile or slightly concave bend without a ‘stop’ or break, good chin.

Eyes: Large, open,

Ears: High, with small tufts. They have to sit high on the head but not too close.

Coat: Long, slightly ‘wooly’ undercoat. Overcoat smooth, hanging, more of an oily quality that that of the Persian so that it doesn’t become matted. ‘Knickerbockers’ on the back legs, ‘collar’, ‘shirt on the breast’, ‘cheek-beard’ preferably in a triangular shape from the ears. All colours allowed.

Tail: Long and bushy (fox’s tail).

Condition: muscular and strong and broad.

Note: the girls are very feminine and the profile usually does not become as full as that of the boys. Smaller, and finer than the boys.




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Please drop us an email with any questions or a kitten request. We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible either via email or a telephone call.