Welcome to Vanir Cattery specializing in Norwegian Forest Cats since 1995.

The cattery is named VANIR, the term for one branch of the ancient mythological Norsk gods.


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Vanir strives to produce healthy, hardy cats who exemplify the breed. I have a very small cattery by some standards. I attempt to be a responsible breeder and all my cats and kittens are negative for Feline Leukemia, vaccines routinely kept current, and full health disclosure is my policy. All pet kittens are micro-chipped and spayed or neutered before they leave for their pet homes. All breeding cats have bloodtyped at the University of Pennsylvania. All breeding cats are HCM scanned at Iowa State University by Dr. Wendy Ware, who is a board certified cardiologist.

The "Wegies" are a part of my family and live in my home. My tendency is to be overly protective of the cats and kittens coming out of VANIR. To that end I request a good deal of information from any prospective pet-home, and may even request that you supply references. I, on the other hand, am most willing to supply contacts of previous purchasers and my veterinarian, who is quite wealthy at my expense.

I started working with this breed in 1993 under the name of Norskskogkat cattery. Now on my own under VANIR.
We are a "CFA Cattery of Excellence".

 

THE SIRES (MALES) OF VANIR:  

 Sometimes things have a way of returning to you, such is the case with our Vanir Blue Skky who passed over the rainbow bridge.   But when Josh was born I am sure he was blessed with some of Skky's presence.  We are pleased to introduce our latest addition:
 
Grand Champion, Regional Winner
CFA Midwest Regions 7th Best Kitten Overall 2011-2012
Vanir Josh Groban Illusions av Skky

 

 

 

Color: Blue Classic Tabby and White
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SIRE: Norsestar Castiel of Catequil HCM Scan Normal
DAM: CH Vanir Portia DeRossi HCM Scan Normal
Date Of Birth: April 1, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Champion
Zumacats Phoenix Rising of Vanir
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Color:  White (Gold Eyed)
SIRE:  CH Maineline's Shalu of Sangha
DAM:  CH Vanir Siren Song HCM Scan Normal
Date of Birth: April 20, 2010
    
 

 

 

 

        Felis Jubatus Bing Clawsby of Vanir RETIRED!

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      Color: Red Mackerel Tabby and White

       SIRE: EK Danish Design's Erik Segersall

       DAM: Lige Nu Felis Jubatus

       Date of Birth: August 22, 2010

 

      

    

  

 

 

Our Males are at Private Stud by Invitation Only!

 

      THE DAMS (FEMALES) OF VANIR:
 
Grand Champion/Grand Premier
Vanir Hillary Clinton RETIRED!
CFA Midwest Region 2nd Best of Breed and 2nd Best of Color 2010-2011 
Brown Classic Tabby with White
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SIRE: Grand Champion Incantato Aragorn of Vanir
DAM: Grand Champion, Breed Wiinner, Regional Winner Vanir Venus HCM Scan Normal
Date Of Birth: July 27, 2005

 

 
Grand Champion
Vanir Aurora Borealis
Brown Classic Tabby with White 
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SIRE: Grand Champion, National Winner Vanir Harry Potter HCM Scan Normal
DAM: Grand Champion Aqua Dolagon Cassiopeia of Vanir, DM HCM Scan Normal
Date Of Birth: October 11, 2007
 
 
 
Grand Champion
CFA Midwest Region Best of Breed 2011-2012
Vanir Jane Rizzolli
Blue Patched Classic Tabby with White
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SIRE: Grand Champion Vanir Rigel  HCM Scan Normal
DAM: Grand Champion, Regional Winner Vanir Temperance Brennan HCM Scan Normal
Date Of Birth: July 21, 2010
 

 

 

 

Grand Champion

CFA Midwest Region Second Best of Breed 2011-2012

Vanir Maura Illes

Blue Classic Tabby with White

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SIRE: Grand Champion Vanir Rigel  HCM Scan Normal

DAM: Grand Champion, Regional Winner Vanir Temperance Brennan HCM Scan Normal

Date Of Birth: July 21, 2010

 
 
 
Champion
Vanir Amelie Maursemo RETIRED!
Brown Classic Tabby with White
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SIRE: Champion Sweesons Balder of Vanir HCM Scan Normal
DAM: Grand Champion, Breed Wiinner, Regional Winner Vanir Venus HCM Scan Normal
Date Of Birth: September 1, 2008
 

 

 
Champion
Vanir Portia DeRossi RETIRED!
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Brown Classic Tabby with White
SIRE: Champion Kisatru Tyr of Vanir HCM Scan Normal
DAM: Grand Champion, Regional Winner Vanir Ellen Degeneres HCM Scan Normal
Date Of Birth: September 11, 2007

 

 
Grand Champion, Breed Winner,
Regional Winner
"CFA Best Norwegian Forest Cat 2003-2004"
Vanir Venus RETIRED!
Brown Classic Tabby with White
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SIRE: Grand Champion, Regional Winner Vanir Blue Skky 
DAM: Champion, Regional Winner Vanir Martina, DM HCM Scan Normal
Date Of Birth: September 16, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanir has been blessed by several beautiful cats. We dedicate our Rainbow Bridge page to those cats who have gone before us to meet God our heavenly creator.

Please click here to see our beautiful cats who are gone but not forgotten.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me; either by phone or via E mail address. VanirCats@aol.com



VANIR CATTERY

CFA Certified Cattery of Excellence

Cheryl McConnell
PHONE: 515-249-0060
E-MAIL: VanirCats@aol.com