Description Of A Siberian Cat

The History Of The Siberian Cat

The Siberian cat is a Russian cat that originated in Russia. The cat adapted to living in cities and urban areas when people migrated to the cities. The Siberian is Russia’s national cat. The Siberians first arrived in 1990 to the United States. In cities where the Siberian cat is found, it’s possible to mix with other feral cats. The Siberian has been accepted by the Feline registries.

Siberian Cats Profile

The Siberian cat is an agile jumper, and is very strongly built, big and powerful. It has rounded paws which are large and strong hindquarters. The Siberian cat has ears of medium size, barrel chest, broad foreheads and are built stockier which differentiates them from the Maine Coon and the Forrest cart breeds. It weighs between eleven to fifteen pounds in males and in female cats the weight is 9 to 12 pounds. Its main characteristics are being barrel chested and heavy boned cats. The Siberian cat takes as much as five years to become a full grown mature cat.

Attributes Of Siberian Cat Breed

Siberian Cat

Siberian cats possesses dog like devotion attributes such as being loyal, affectionate, playful and intelligent. It is called a gentle giant and enjoys the company of other pets and people. Siberians love to purr, they are quiet and mellow and extremely personable in nature. They are energetic and athletic creatures and very gentle around children.

Three Types Of Fur Of Siberian Cat

The Siberian cat has three types of fur known as guard hairs, awe hairs and down. Since it was initially a Russian cat these hairs provided protection during cold times while having a coat easy to care for. The fur is glossy and textured and matting of fur is rare. The Siberian too is of many colors such as Tabby, colorpoint and tortoiseshell. Their fur coat is not made up of unusual colorations and patters. Siberians of color point are known as Neva-Masquerade. Neva means the river which they originated from, and masquerade is for the mask.

Is The Siberian Cat Hypoallergenic?

The Siberian is reputed to be hypoallergenic, but unproven and it has been commented on for at least ten years. Scientific evidence is little in this regard, and female felines tend to affect allergy sufferers. Siberian cats tend to reproduce in as young as five months. Feral cats tend to die young. A Siberian cat litter includes between 5 and 6 kittens in comparison to a litter of three kittens on average. The Siberian cat father assists with kitten care as it is commonly known and makes excellent parents.Siberian Cat

17 Responses to Description Of A Siberian Cat

  • how manypeople have saved cats i saved many i saed a calico we named her clyeo
    i saved 3 tabby cats named piper tink and mischife

  • I now own a Siberian Angora. The cat is four yrs old and female with black tiger/white colors (although I see amber brown). Her fur is not thick yet nor do I suspect she is fully grown. She is the most unusual cat I have ever seen and had in my care. Any tips on this breed would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • hay that cat is all hair and it would need i both everyday if it was in side.
    i’m have one but it is a kitten and it as so much hair it not even funny!!!!!!!
    love all cat even those

  • i have a siberian cat i adopted about three years ago and he is the best cat i have ever owned. his name is malcom

  • I have a gorgeous Siberian cat with beautiful reddish/blond hair. He was rescued by my daughter ten years ago. He is so handsome, he seems princely and is very strong and healthy. He loves our immediate family, but he is not friendly with strangers who visit. He will sit tall and watch them, then hiss pretty nastily if they approach too closely. He will snap at us if he really wants something, i.e. “walk downstairs with me so I can eat”. I would say he is pretty chill most of the time, but can be demanding, too. What a personality. I just discovered his Siberian heritage. Very interesting. Siberians are the national cat of Russia and Gorbachev and Medvedev own them.

  • i recently rescued a 6 yr.old cat from the Los Angeles County Shelter. Last week Dr. Oz brought his Siberian cat onto his show and I realized my lovely rescue is also Siberian. One never knows what waits in the local shelter. I love her and I am sorry she was in prison for 3 months and the next one on the list to be put down. We have bonded so well.

  • Oddly enough, I own two pure siberians and their coats seem to do nothing but knot, even with daily brushing. They’re very friendly though and always seek out human company, unlike the stereotypical cat.

    • I own two pure breed Siberians and the female cats fur matts so badly we had to get her shaved recently (which didn’t go down well with dirt her her or the other cat) and the male’s coat doesn’t matt at all

  • I have a Siberian Maine Coon mix he looks just like the one on the pic but he is about 2 1/2 feet not including his tale, 20 lbs and his eyes are blue. His is very demanding and will not let you pet him unless his up for it. he will fetch when he feels like it; he will bring you his stick and likes going for walks as soon as he sees the leash he is ready at the door. I like him but some times i just feel like he needs to chill out. any suggestions

  • Some cat breeds are typically independent and aloof, even if they’ve been raised by the same person since kittenhood; others bond closely to one person and are indifferent to everyone else; and some shower the whole family with affection. Breed isn’t the only factor that goes into affection levels; cats who were raised inside a home with people around feel more comfortable with humans and bond more easily.

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