My name is Sandra Dukes and I have a small cattery located a couple of hours south of Sydney, Australia I originally bought a Turkish Van female kitten for show and maybe to breed in late 1992 and had my first litter of kittens under the prefix of Alainn in 1993. In 1998 new lines were needed but with none available to import, I decided to close down my breeding and desex all my Vans.
A friend suggested I look at the Norwegian Forest Cats and I was hooked. At the time there were no Norwegians in Australia and I found my first cat to import from Denmark. Unfortunately this didn’t work out. I then found two cats in Norway - Aria and Aladdin - and the (at the time) hard task started to bring them to Australia. Although due to arrive in December 1998, they didn’t arrive until February 1999. My last Van litter and my first Norwegian litter were born in 1999. I imported two more cats, Gry from Sweden and Halfdan from Norway later that year. In 2004. I imported my blue male Gunn. In 2009, I imported another male from Sweden, Graffiti. I have been captivated by this affectionate, playful breed and can’t imagine owning any other breed of cat.
In 2008, it was a very difficult year for family with personal health issues for myself and then with the illness and death of my father. He died eight weeks after being diagnosed. This made for a very difficult year and as yet I am still trying to get back to normal. Hopefully things can only get better from here.
Please check out my page "Kittens " for photographs and information on kittens currently or soon to be ready for placement into suitable caring homes. For further information about the breed, my kittens, showing or any other queries, please ring or email me.
My goal is to breed Norwegians of stunning type, health and temperament.