Showing posts with label Siberian Cat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Siberian Cat. Show all posts

Monday, August 7, 2017


Siberian Cats are large and muscular with broad heads, large slanted eyes and rounded ears that angle outwards. Originally from Russia, this breed has plumed tails, longer neck ruffs, and double coats.

Sibirisk kattunge 12 veckor gammal
Siberian Kitten 12 weeks old (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This breed is known to be exceptionally high jumpers, with strong hindquarters and large stomachs. The males typically weigh in at 15 to 20 lbs, and females weigh in at 10 to 15 lbs. Even though they are similar in weight to Main Coon and Norwegian Forest Cats, they are shorter and stockier. It takes the Siberian Cat over 5 years to reach their full adult size.

Siberian fur is medium-long and plush, with a thick insulating under coat and a waterproof top coat. This fur has a tendency to mat, so it needs to be groomed frequently. Brown tabby is the most common color, however, a wide range of other tabby colors are available along with tortie, especially among those bred in America. Russian breeders are intent on keeping this breeds wild look, so they only accept brown and red-based coat colors.

Some breeders and pet owners claim the Siberian cat's fur is hypoallergenic, however, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim. Yet this breed does produce less of the primary allergen present on cats.

Siberian cats are intelligent, friendly, and loyal. In fact, they are so loyal that they are sometimes described at dog-like in character. This breed of cat seems to be particularly happy outdoors.

Brief History

The Siberian developed from household and farm cats in Russia. There is Russian paintings and literature dating back hundreds of years depicting this breed. However, this breed was more or less unknown outside of Russia until the 1980s when it was first registered in St. Petersburg. They were not introduced to the United States until the 1990s. Today Siberian Cats, although relatively rare, are very popular and recognized around the world and accepted in all registries.

Care and grooming of Siberian Cats ought to be kept up as any other house cat, frequent combing of fur, good nutrition, regular play and veterinary visits.

Friday, March 24, 2017

SIBERIAN CATS - Prized Felines From Russia's Ancient Northeastern Wilderness

You may have heard of a place called Siberia in your history classes years ago. It's the place where Stalin sent millions to the gulags in order to "work". Not a pretty story from history, but Siberia is beautiful country nevertheless, beautiful and wild, and the native home of the great Siberian cats.

English: A 5m old silver mackerel siberian cat
A 5m old silver mackerel siberian cat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Siberian cats are big. And, they are quite distinct looking with their rounded ears, large slanted eyes, and plumed tails. To many in North America they may looking decidedly Asiatic?

These big cats weigh around 15 to 20 pounds, which is definitely big for a cat. The only cats that are bigger would be maybe Maine Coon Cats and Norwegian Forest Cats (who are similar genetically to the Siberian).

Other unique features of the Siberian cat is their ability to jump great distances and their ultra thick coat of fur. These animals were born to survive in the frozen tundra wilderness and have developed, through long years of evolution, a double thick coat of fur. They have both an outer and an inner coat of fur which makes these cats virtually impervious to cold weather, they had to be in the deep, dark woods of the Siberian wild.

People may be wondering about the personality of the Siberian cat, well, in general they can be very friendly and attentive, and they are quite happy outdoors, especially in the winter, as should be no surprise. They thrive in cold weather climates, in fact, owning one in, say, Florida, is probably just not a good idea at all, some might even call it downright torture.

Siberians are loyal like dogs, and have similar qualities to many dogs not to other cats. You will not find the typical standoffish cat personality in most Siberians. They won't jump up and lick you in the face either, they are cats, but it's pretty amazing to see how dog-like these cats are. Some folks will love this quality and others might find it disturbingly un-cat-like. It's hard to say for certain who will gravitate towards these magical animals.

The coloring of these cats will vary a good deal because of a lot of interbreeding between different packs, both in the wild and with licensed breeders. The most common color will be a brown tabby color, but they can also be tortoiseshells (torties).

These are truly interesting cats to own because they are so strong and athletic, but again, some people will love them and others will want a more independent and less outgoing cat.

    By Kevin Highfill
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

SIBERIAN CAT - Cats of the World

Siberian Cat - Cats of the World