Siberian cats are a Russian national treasure. They have been documented in Russia and have even been mentioned in Russian fairy tales and children’s books for hundreds of years. Russian families relay fond tales of their Siberians and their amazing loyalty and personalities, but these cats also have played a practical role on farms as rodent control. When the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States ended, the doors opened for the Siberian cat to be exported worldwide.
GC, RW Kender’s Toujours Pur (2nd Best of Breed, 2012-13)
CFA CH, ACFA/UFO GC, TICA IW SGC, Kender’s Golden Boy (Photo by Helmi)
The Siberian is a medium to large cat with the overall appearance of excellent physical condition, strength, balance, power, and alertness, modified by a sweet facial expression. The general impression of the body is one of circles and roundness rather than rectangles and triangles, and taking as long as 5 years to reach full maturity. Besides, Siberians like to play in water, so if bathed regularly as kittens they may actually enjoy the attention of a bath.
GC Kender’s The Devil Wears Prada
Siberians are also known for being hypoallergenic. Some people are allergic to cats, and they often misunderstand it is caused by cat hair. In fact, it is caused by a common allergens from cat saliva and dander. There is a “Fel d1″antigenic proteins in cat saliva and dander, when they lick themselves to clean their hair, saliva will stick to the hair and dry out. Some people touch them and cause some allergic symptoms. Siberian cat generates “Fel d1” less than the average cat. Even a people with cat allergy, there is also a great opportunity to get along with a Siberian cat.
CH Kender’s Silverdawn of Nightmusic
If you are considering a cat as a lifelong companion, the Siberian cat will give you years of happiness with its loving personality. Some consider the Siberian for its personality and loyalty. Others purchase them for the hypoallergenic qualities they have. So for whatever reason you want one of these cats, the Siberian is a worthy choice, and you will be pleased.
GP, RW Kender’s Run Out The Guns (Best Siberian in Premiership, 2010-11)
GP, Kender’s Peter Moon (Best of Breed in SW Region, 2009-10)
Breed Standard of Siberian Recognized by CFA, the World’s Largest Registry for Pedigreed Cats