Ch. Gujaclea's Xylonia

General information

The Norwegian Forest cat is a semi-longhaired cat race from the Scandinavian countries. For a long time these cats ran wild, and it is known that only in times when food became scarce they showed themselves near farms, where they were appreciated for their hunting instincts and for keeping the mice population small. Nowadays, the Norwegian Forest cat still is a good hunter, an excellent climber and because of its so-called double fur (a woolly undercoat and a longer, slicker overcoat) it is hardened against cold and dampness.



This cat was already mentioned in old Norwegian fairy tales and in German mythology and in these stories it was always the bringer of good luck. Nowadays, the Norwegian Forest cat is a completely domesticated pet, in which the good old characteristics go together with an extremely human-oriented, friendly nature. A cat whit the looks of the primal cat: robust and strong. A long, supple body, high and muscular hind legs which make the backline rise. A long, feather-shaped tail with long hairs which the cat can hang free like a squirrel, thus providing it with warmth. A wedge-shaped head with a distinct nose and large, somewhat pointed ears from which sprout long hair plumes. And the look in the slightly askew eyes is alert, intelligent and a bit “wild”. The cats are lively, active and fond of company. They “chatter” a lot and are very tolerant towards other cats or pets. They have a certain inner balance which makes them the fascinating and pleasant animals they are. An authentic cat with a gentle character, aesthetics in pet form.  There you have your Norwegian Forest cat !!


The cattery of Norwegian Forest cats Haret Landstryker is to be found in Epe, in the Dutch province of Gelderland, between the cities of Apeldoorn and Zwolle, in a small, renovated farmhouse. Because of the unique, safe location of the house, our Forest cats have the chance to live in freedom on and around our grounds. The male breeding cats live in the cat’s quarters outside, where guest cats can stay as well. This “Skjul” is heated and has indoor and outdoor kennels.

The oak, the Katsegat and Thorgill
Click HERE for the overview picture of de Grote Geer.

The freedom our cats experience makes them healthy, high-spirited animals that can stand hard wear. Not seldom we see them walking over the house’s ridge, hanging high in trees or comb the sides of ditches for mice.
Apart from that, despite their outdoor activities or even because of them, these Norwegians are very homely cats that prefer to hang around you and love to show their affection with a “chat” or a nap in your lap.

We expect people who purchase a kitten to be able to accept the cats as they are, which means that the animal must have the possibility to go outside, whether it be a kennel or a screened garden or, if the situation allows, in complete freedom like the common-or-garden cats.

Ch. Gujaclea's Xylonia