Norwegian Forest Cats, with their long hair and calm demeanor, make great family pets. But despite their cuddly appearance, these cats are tough, and even traveled with the Vikings.
Called Wegies by the cat breeding community, the Norwegian Forest cat is a hardy breed that has few health problems. They are built for living in the cold, with a thick double coat, and even tufts of fur between their toes.
The Wegie is a very calm cat, so they are great with families. They have few health problems and live long lives, to go with their very long hair. They are the sort of cat that will be around for a long time but do require regular grooming.