Siberian Cat

By on June 17, 2013

Siberian cat is a large, majestic and wild looking cat.

Quick facts

Cat type: Intermediate

Weight: Male cat weighs 15-20 pounds and female cat weighs 10-15 pounds

Height: About 13 inches

Siberian CatColor: Color varieties of Siberian vary and all colors are genetically possible, such as tabby, tortoiseshell colors, solid colors and color point varieties.

Coat: It has a thick double coat with a neck ruff

Lifespan: About 20 years

Ideal companion for:

  • Families with children
  • Singles with other pets
  • First-time cat owners
  • Active households
  • Active
  • Intelligent
  • Good with children
  • Good with other pets
  • Independent
  • Affectionate
  • Playful
  • Sociable

Breed’s Temperament

Breed’s character

These cats are less adaptable to family life. They are active, react quickly, quite silent, and don’t need much attention.

Also they are sociable and loving, never demanding and quite independent. Siberians are very suspicious of strangers. They are very good hunters and like outdoor spaces. So, people who want to have Siberian cat make sure to have access to the garden.

Breed’s standard

Siberian is a large and strong cat. Female breeds are smaller than male breeds.

  • Head: Medium sized head with rounded contours
  • Chin: A well rounded chin
  • Eyes: Large and round eyes set wide apart
  • Legs: Hind legs are slightly larger than front legs, with large and rounded paws
  • Hair: Moderate to long haired coat

Breed’s grooming

It has thick and water resistant triple coat, full collar ruff, bitches on the hind legs as well as a bushy tail. Despite the length of the coat, it is easy to groom. Brushing each week can help to keep the coat in good condition. Brushing the hair each day will help to remove the dead hair and also prevent the formation of knots.

Breed’s health

These cats have at least one hereditary health condition, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).All the Siberians that will be bred should be screened for HCM, and the kittens identified with HCM need to be removed from the breeding programs.

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