About breed

Siberian cats: dog fidelity!

True Siberians, long-haired cats, are devoted friends and wonderful companions. Their rare northern beauty can not remain indifferent.

This breed first appeared in the 16th century. Especially it was common in Russia, which, in general, is understandable: the severe frosts of all force to acquire a warm fur coat. In those days almost all fluffy cats were called “Bukhara”, because long-haired cats often decorated with their beauty the khan’s rooms. One of the theories of rock formation suggests that the Siberian breed was founded thanks to the crossing of Arabian cats brought by merchants with wild forest.

Siberian cats have long thick wool, a short undercoat and a fluffy tail. Their color is diverse, but the breed does not allow chocolate color, lilac, faun and their combinations with white, and also color “Burma”. All other shades are acceptable and welcome. Especially common and characteristic for the breed are all shades of gray and silvery colors.

The breed is fairly large, in size inferior to Maine Coon and Norwegian forest cats. Thus, an adult female can reach a weight of up to 5-6 kg, and a male up to 9-10 kg. The eyes of cats are large, round, slightly slanting. The ears of the “Siberians” are round in shape, they have a little more attractive brushes, which makes the Siberian cat a bit like his distant ancestor, a lynx. Do not be afraid of their “harsh” appearance.

These animals have excellent memory, are affectionate, friendly and very intelligent. If you want to buy a cat in a family where there is a small child, then this is one of the best options. Cats are very good and patient in handling children, can be for them real soft toys. And, although the “Siberians” have thick wool, they are considered not allergenic cats. Kittens of Siberian cats quickly get used to the new housing and cause general sympathy and admiration. They like to play and they jump perfectly both in length and in height.

Features of the breed consist in its maximum proximity to the natural habitat. Animals quickly “mature”, already in 5-6 months become sexually mature individuals and are able to bring offspring even after 12 years. In a cat family, there may be 3-6 kittens. Why the “family”? “Siberians” love a full-fledged family life and feel really happy in a couple. Cats-fathers gently and faithfully take care of kittens, lick them and protect them no worse than mothers-cats. It is connected with the communal warehouse: cats of this breed in nature always live “family”. It often happens that one cat’s pair is formed once and for all. If one of the pairs disappears, the second begins to be bored and sad. This indicates the extreme devotion of Siberian cats.

Just as the cats are faithful to their cat community, they will be loyal to the human family. Their duty is to protect their relatives, protect them from all sorts of misfortunes. In the Middle Ages Siberian cats were favorites of monks-hermits. There were legends that cats always warned monks about imminent danger. In addition, Siberian cats are beautiful rat-catchers and hunters.

When choosing a pet, pay attention to such a breed as Siberian.

Siberian cats are beautiful, intelligent and devoted.

Choosing a “master” for himself in the family, these cats are attached to him more than to the rest of the family. However, the “Siberians” will never impose their society upon you, they are very delicate, although they like to talk. Another positive feature is that they are not shy, and you will never “revenge”, even for unjust punishment.

In phenology, Siberian cats have gained great popularity among cat lovers due to their chic appearance, excellent health, longevity, calm “Siberian” character and complete absence of aggression.

It is worth noting the color-point color of Siberian cats. In the people, cats with such hair color are called Neva Masquerade.

Neva Masquerade – a distinctive feature – a long silky thick coat, color-point (Siamese) color and blue eyes. They have a massive, dense body, powerful paws, fluffy chic tail. The name of the cat was received because of a peculiar color on the face, resembling a masked mask. The official they are called a little differently – “Siberian cat color” color-point. “

The biggest plus of the cat-companion Siberian breed – its hypoallergenicity. People who suffer from allergies, the Siberian cat will approach, as in its saliva contains a minimum amount of allergens (protein). Protein, which is contained in the saliva of cats, the “Siberians” either not produced, or produced in small amounts, which does not cause an allergic reaction in humans!