Description / History
If you're looking for a great big huggable, loveable, playful ball of fur, the Siberian Cat is an excellent choice! These large, beautiful cats are as sweet, gentle, affectionate and playful as they are powerful. Siberians have a muscular mid-section and longer hind legs, making them powerful leapers (look out knick knacks!). They have a dense coat and long, bushy tail which helped to keep them warm in the cold climates from which they originated. Despite it's length, the Siberian coat requires minimal grooming as it does not mat like other long-haired breeds. The Siberian is a great choice for the cat lover with allergies - as they do not have FeLD protein in their saliva which creates dander, and are hypoallergenic, or not an allergy problem to most allergy sufferers. These cats do require one important regimen - daily hugs and kisses!
Females 8 to 10 pounds. Males 11 to 15 pounds. lbs.
The Siberians eyes are large, round, and wide-set. The eye color is yellow-green. In the traditional colors there is no relationship between eye color and coat color/pattern. Acceptable eye color may cover the entire green, gold, hazel or copper spectrum. Blue or odd-eyed allowed in white cats. The typical adult color is green to green-gold. In the color point class the eyes are blue.
Length moderately long to long on body; slightly shorter on shoulder blades and part of the chest; oily guard hairs for a water-resistant coat; ruff full.
The Siberian is accepted for championship status in most North American cat registries. It is accepted as Provisional in CFA.