Siberian Cat: Facts & Trivia

The Siberian cat is a landrace variety (an animal that has been selectively breed) and the national cat of Russian. This is a very old breed of cat going back as far as 1000 years.

Siberian Appearance: 

Siberian cats are medium-large sized cats weighing 10-20 pounds (4.5 – 9.1 kg). These are big boned, heavily muscled cats, with three layers of fur, down hair, guard hair, and awn hair. Their back legs are slightly longer than their back legs. Their big rounded paws act like snow shoes for the Siberian winters. Siberian cats also moult once or twice a year. 

These cats can take up to five years to mature. Siberian cats come in almost every color and pattern. Most Siberians have green or green yellow eyes, however white Siberians can have blue or odd eyes (one eye color different than the other). 

There is some minor evidence that these cats actually might be better for people with allergies than most cats. The protein that is in the dander of cats is what most people are allergic to is diminished in Siberians.

Siberian cats have a lifespan of 11-18 years.

Siberian Temperament: 

Siberian cats are moderately active and will meet you at the door when you come home. These cats are affectionate,enjoy sitting in your lap, but are also kitten like well into middle age. 

Siberian cats are very agile and great jumpers. They also appear to have a fascination with water, turning on facets and placing their toys in water. 

Other: This breed is recognized by TICA, WCF, and FIFe.
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