A glamorous native feline from the forest of Siberia. The Siberian Forest Cat is a formal breed with standards. It is selectively bred and pedigreed nowadays in most cat fancier and breeder organisations. This early natural Russian breed that is believed to be familial to all modern long haired cats. The Siberian cat has similarities with the Norwegian forest cat. The Neva Masquerade is the colour point variant of the breed.
The Siberian varies from medium to large in size. It is known to be strong agile jumper, and a powerfully built cat. Medium-large ears, large eyes and broad forehead accompany the body, making it stockier than other cats. Blue large round eyes give an overall sweet expression to the Neva Masquerade face. At first glance the Siberian resembles the Norwegian Forest Cat and the Maine Coon and, but it is differentiated by having a more rounded head and body. This breed has a luxurious long and thick protective triple coat. These three layers of coat protect the cat from the harsh, unforgiving Siberian weather. With a good dose of personality and very people-oriented, this friendly and affectionate feline will follow you around as you go about your day. Dropping toys and investigating objects makes the Siberian very intelligent leading this feline to the ability to problem solving and getting what it wants. The Siberian cat expresses itself using quiet meows, chirps, trills and purring. It likes sitting on the lap whilst being groomed.
Facts: The Siberian Cat appears in Russian fairy tales, folktales and children’s books. There are claims Siberians are hypoallergenic. Are you allergic to cats but still love them?
The Siberian is a cat breed that some claim that allergy sufferers do not react to, this is because they significantly produce low levels of Fel D1, allergens produced in cat skin and saliva, thus found in cat dander, which is the main protein people tend to have reactions to. Of course, reactions are certainly still possible, but way less likely.