The highest achievement in the CFA show ring is accomplished when a cat successfully earns the title of National Winner (NW). CFA established the title of Grand Champion in 1930 and the title of National Winner first appeared in 1971. In CFA, each year the top 25 cats in Championship, 25 Kittens and 25 cats in Premiership are awarded the NW title.
The Norwegian Forest Cat is fairly new to the United States, and the first pair was imported in 1979. The breed was first accepted by CFA in 1993.
It wasn't until the 1998-99 show season that the Norwegian Forest Cats had their first National Winner - a brown tabby & white male named GC NW Norsestar's Loki. To date, no Norwegian Forest Cat has earned a "Best" in any of the categories - the highest placing Norwegian was in the 2002-03 show season, when GC, NW Irlu Glendalough Roison of Redzone, a brown patched tabby & white female, was CFA's 2nd Best Kitten.
Below is a table with the national winning Norwegian Forest Cats including their name, color, sex, year of their win, and the award they earned.
If the cat's name is in blue text, you can click on it to see a photo of the cat. Championship cats names are on an orange background, kittens are on pink and alters are on a blue background.
Norwegian Forest Cat National Winners in CFA
|No Norwegian Forest Cat National Winners|
|1998-99||5th Best Cat||GC, NW Norsestar's Loki||Brown Tabby & White||M|
|1999-00||14th Best Alter||CH, GP, NW Kitzn's Darla of Mountcascade||Brown McTabby & White||S|
|2000-01||20th Best Kitten||GC, NW Norsestar's Layla||Brown McTabby & White||F|
|10th Best Alter||GP, NW Norsestar's Alexi||Brown Tabby & White||N|
|2001-02||4th Best Alter||CH, GP, NW Skogeier Charlie-In-The-Box||Brown McTabby & White||N|
|2002-03||2nd Best Kitten||GC, NW Irlu Glendalough Roison of Redzone||Brown Patched Tabby & White||F|
|5th Best Alter||GC, GP, NW Thorsgard's Bailey||Brown McTabby & White||S|
|2003-04||No Norwegian Forest Cat National Winners|
|2004-05||21st Best Cat||GC, BW, NW Redzone Gwendolynne Roisin of Irlu||Cream & White||F|
|17th Best Alter||CH, GP, NW Kashi Saga Pirate Winter||Brown McTabby & White||S|
|2005-06||19th Best Kitten||NW Thorsgard's Escalade||Brown Tabby||F|
|4th Best Alter||GP, NW Thorsgard's Tipper||Brown Tabby & White||N|
|16th Best Alter||GP, NW J'Cini Ellie May||Brown Patched McTabby & White||S|
|19th Best Alter||GP, NW Thorskatt's Lou-Wegie of Skogeier||Brown McTabby & White||N|
|2006-07||19th Best Alter||CH, GP, NW J'Cini Tu Tu's Cutie||Blue Patched McTabby & White||S|
|2007-08||4th Best Kitten||GC, NW Kwill's Ultimate Margarita||Brown Patched McTabby & White||F|
|16th Best Alter||GP, NW J'Cini McDreamy of Laureden||Red McTabby & White||N|
|17th Best Alter||GP, NW Fig Kollibri of Featherland||Brown Tabby & White||N|
|2008-09||No Norwegian Forest Cat National Winners|
|2009-10||4th Best Alter||GC, GP, NW Vanir Harry Potter||Brown Tabby & White||N|
|12th Best Alter||GC, GP, NW Irlu Labhaoise Roisin of Tana Bru||Brown Patched Tabby & White||S|
|2010-11||No Norwegian Forest Cat National Winners|
|2011-12||No Norwegian Forest Cat National Winners|
|2012-13||20th Best Cat||GC, BW, NW Kitzn's Archeopteryx||Brown McTabby & White||M|
|2013-14||23rd Best Kitten||GC, NW Balerin Carnivale of Featherland||Brown Tabby & White||F|
|24th Best Kitten||GC, NW Kitzn's Foxtrot||Brown McTabby & White||M|
|2014-15||4th Best Alter||GC, GP, NW Tana Bru's Matt Hatter||Brown Tabby & White||N|
|2015-16||18th Best Cat, China||GC, BW, NW Diamond Dust's Odin of Moon Shadows||Blue Tabby & White||M|
|25th Best Cat, Regions 1-9||GC, NW Featherland Brennan||Brown Tabby & White||M|
|17th Best Alter, Regions 1-9||GP, NW Northcott's Louis Armstrong||Brown McTabby & White||N|