Meet The Siberian Cat
If you like long haired
cats with personality consider the
Siberian cat where ‘expect the unexpected’ is a normal everyday thing.
As the natural breed and
national breed of Russia
a cat that adapted to 13 time zones, cultural and ethnic differences
blends in as it has for at least a thousand years back in history. A
newcomer to the American audience they were first imported in 1990.
is a loyal breed
that is extremely
athletic. They can
climb, jump and navigate things on the shelves without mass destruction
suffice to say anything of value is best kept under protection as it
with any cats! The Siberian cat can be an inventive problem solver if
something or want into somewhere.
They have a semi-longhair
coat that is denser in the winter
than the summer. There is a variety of colors available within the
They’re a cat who is apt to meet you at the door and follow you around
house as if taking notes on human behavior.
The points in the
standard of perfection are 45 towards the
head, 40 for body and 15 for coat and color. A medium sized cat that is
with great presence and yet alert and friendly. Type is more important
size with roundness a good general impression. They have
temperament according to the standard. They are available in a wide
colors as, being a natural cat, selection was based on survival.
The Siberian cat is sometimes
advertised as being
hypo-allergenic but there are no scientific tests. The
breed is high on
list for health and hardiness. They’re good with other pets and
Intelligent, playful and affectionate they are relatively quiet with a
maintenance coat as far as grooming. They are docile, easy going cats.
are heavier muscled than females and can run 10-17 pounds.
They are athletic and
jump well due to strong legs and a
long powerful back. Survival mode in inhospitable climates made the
cat that takes little care to be happy. The breed was not pedigreed but
a cat left to their own devices. During their development in Russia
were not allowed to own pets. Food shortages simply didn’t allow for
feeding of pets.
Owing to this survival
aspect the Siberian cat had to survive
on their own with strength and enough fur and intelligence to find
where they could. They had to be fast enough to catch food if they
with a tough character. Natural
selection, therefore, created the
without pedigrees or papers.
Today of course the
pedigrees are kept and a more standard
look is bred for. They no longer need to survive frigid temperatures on
own and their agile athletic abilities can be used chasing a toy rather
meal. Many feel this
Siberian nature is best as is without
other breeds. While they might be a bit more independent they’re a nice
for both pet and show.
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