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    The Siberian cat’s personality is often described as dog-like, as they tend not to be shy with strangers. It is a loyal, affectionate, and playful breed. Brown tabby is the most popular color, but it is accepted in all other colors as well. The Siberian is accepted for championship status in most North American cat registries. It is accepted as Miscellaneous Class in CFA. These large, beautiful cats are as sweet, gentle, affectionate and playful as they are powerful.

    Originally from Russia, these longhaired beauties are hypo-allergenic due to a protein that is lacking in their system and which often is the source of allergies with other cat breeds.

    Siberian cats are very personable and want to be near their owners. They will meet you at the door when you come home and explain their day to you. They love to sit in your lap and be groomed. All types of toys intrigue them, and they will play with just about anything. 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 its personality ‘dog-like’ in its loyalty.

    At A Glance

    Breed Classification:

    Miscellaneous

    Colors:

     All colors are acceptable.

    Litter Size:

    5 – 6

    Life Span: 

    12 – 15 years

    Personality:

    Gentle, friendly, loyal and sociable.

    Grooming Requirements:

    Siberians tend to be self-grooming meaning that they remain relatively tangle-free, though males can and do get ‘knotty’ in the springtime if not combed daily.

    Social skills:

    Siberian cats do well with other household pets.

    Suitability for Children:

     Siberians are great with children.

    Energy Level:

    They are very active cats with lots of energy but readily adapt to different lifestyles.

    Noisiness:

    Siberians are a quiet breed that has melodic ways of expressing themselves using sweet mews, thrills, chirps and lots of purring.

    Shedding:

    Little. They molt twice a year. The molting period is about 10 days.

    Cause Allergies:

    None

    Health Issues:

    Currently, there are no known health problems specifically associated with the Siberian. The Siberian cat is considered to be one of the hardiest and healthiest cats bred today.

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