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Encyclopedia > Siberian (cat)
Siberian
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Country of origin
Russia
Breed standards (external links)
AACE, ACFA, CFA, TICA, ACF, FIFe

The Siberian is a recognized breed of cat. This includes recognition in the major cat registries, such as TICA and CFA. In fact, their recognition for champion status in CFA came relatively recently, on February 5th, 2006. hello people I erased it all!!!!! muah ha ha! there only was about 2 senatances though! well my favorite kind of cat is a siamese ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!?!?!<3 ... Trinomial name Felis silvestris catus (Linnaeus, 1758) The cat, also called the domestic cat or house cat, is a small carnivorous mammal of the subspecies Felis silvestris catus. ...


Siberians are strong and powerfully built, with well proportioned characteristics. They typically weigh between 15-20 (6.8-9.1 kg) pounds for the males, or 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) for the females. They have strong hindquarters and large stomachs. They carry their weight differently than other large breeds such as the Maine Coon. Siberians tend to be shorter and stockier than Maine Coons, even though they can attain the same weight. Also, Siberians typically attain their full growth more slowly, over 5 years. The Maine Coon is one of the largest breeds of domestic cat, known for its intelligence, playfulness as well as distinctive physical appearance. ...


They are generally intelligent, playful, affectionate and loyal. Their character has been described as dog like. Their fur is plush, without the tendency to mat, and some claim that it is hypoallergenic. (There is currently a study underway, commissioned at the University of California (at Davis) to investigate this claim.) Despite lack of scientific evidence, there is extensive anecdotal evidence available from breeders supporting these claims. Look up hypoallergenic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Siberians have a wide range of colorations. Most cat organizations accept Siberians of any color, including color points, for competition.


Siberian Cats are known to be exceptionally high jumpers.


Even though Siberians were only fairly recently introduced to the US, they have existed in Russia for a long time. There is evidence of this breed in paintings and writings hundreds of years old. This sets them apart from some other breeds that are the result of fairly recent selective breeding.


While Siberians are rapidly gaining popularity in the US, they are still a relatively rare breed in that country.


Desciription:The Siberian is a large, strong cat which takes 5 years to mature. The females may weigh less than the males. They are extremely agile and great leapers. Their muscles are mighty, outstanding and powerful. The back is long and very slightly curved or arched., but appears horizontal when in motion. Convex muscular waist and round, compact belly develop with age. The hind legs, when straightened, are slightly longer than the forelegs. The paws are round, big and quite powerful. The overall appearance should be one of great strength, force and size with an excellent physical condition and alertness; the facial expression is quite sweet. The general impression is one of roundness and circles, rather than the rectangles and triangles of similar breeds.


Coat:' This is a moderately long to longhaired cat, with hair on the shoulder blades and lower part of the chest being thick and slightly shorter. There should be an abundant ruff setting off the large, impressive head. There is a tight undercoat, thicker in cold weather. Allow for warm weather coats. The coat gives the impression of lacquer and oil when ungroomed. The hair may thicken to curls on the belly and britches, but a wavy coat is not characteristic. The skin may have a bluish cast. Clear strong colors and patterns are desirable, but are secondary to type.


Eyes: The large, almost round eyes are set wide with the outer corner slightly angled toward the lower base of the ear. There is no relationship between eye color and coat color/pattern, however, the typical adult color is yellow-green.


Ears:The ears are medium-large, wide and set as much on the sides of the head as on the top; ideal position is 1 to 1-1/2 ear widths apart. The tips are rounded and the ear tilts forward. Lynx tipping is desirable. Hair over the back of the ears is short and thin; from the middle of the ear, the furnishings become longer and cover the base completely.


Tail:The tail is medium length, wide at the base, blunt at the tip without thickening or kinks, evenly and thickly furnished.


Head:The head is a modified wedge of medium size with rounded contours, broader at the skull and narrowing slightly to a full rounded muzzle with well-rounded chin. There may be a slight muzzle curvature, but the transition between the side of the head and the muzzle is gentle and inconspicuous. The cheek bones are neither high set nor prominent. There should be a good distance between the ears and eyes. The top of the head is flat, with a slight nose curvature of a gentle slope from the forehead to the nose and a slight concave curvature before the tip. The neck is medium-long, rounded, substantial, and very well-muscled.


External links

  • TAIGA Siberian Breed Club

Siberian Forest Cats: http://home.comcast.net/~actrose/ Siberian Cats: http://www.vaselyok.com Siberian Cats and Kittens: http://www.shadowheart-siberian-cat.com


Siberian Cats and Kittens in the UK : http://www.kiskasiberians.co.uk


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