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Siberian

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #17
Name Siberian
Other names Moscow Semi-longhair, HairSiberian Forest Cat
Origin Russia
Size Largest
Coat Semi-longDenseUndercoat
Lap Cat Yes
Life span 12-15 years
Temperament CuriousIntelligentLoyalSweetAgilePlayfulAffectionate
Weight Male: 12 - 16 poundsFemale: 8 - 12 pounds
Colors BlueFawnBlackSilverTabby and White
Kitten Price Average $1200 - $2500 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be very affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 5 stars
Grooming 3 starsModerate Maintenance: Regular grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. It stimulates circulation, massages the skin, and removes debris and loose hair. Frequency should be once a week.
Health Issues 2 starsGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.Hypoallergenic: Yes
Intelligence 5 stars
Shedding 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this cat to shed moderately. By providing it proper nutrition, regular grooming, and keeping the shedding contained to a small area, like a pet bed, will minimize shedding and make it more manageable.
Social Needs 4 stars
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Vocalization 1 starsLow Vocalization: It is known to be quiet. Therefore, owners shouldn't be concerned of excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.
Siberian Kitten PictureSiberian Kitten Picture
Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Toby Mittens
02 Oliver Ella
03 Buddy Kitty
04 Coco Emma
05 Loki Belle
06 Lucky Amanda
07 Tommy Chloe
08 Chunk Ginger
09 Momo Summer
10 Felix Angelina
Overview

The Siberian is an ancient, semi-longhaired domestic breed that originated in and is the national cat of Russia. The breed is recognized by most purebred cat registry organizations, which accept Siberians of any color (including color points) for competition. The traditional, and still the most common, coat color is the Golden Tabby. Siberian kittens are short-haired at birth, with no outer guard hairs developing until they reach about three months of age. Their winter coats are decidedly more lush than are their summer coats.

Siberians are considered to be quite intelligent and good problem-solvers. They are loyal, outgoing, playful, affectionate and sociable, making the breed a good choice for those who think that they are so-called “dog people” rather than “cat people.” Many a devout dog-lover has succumbed to the zany, charming ways of the Siberian cat. The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) profile of this breed warns people in a friendly way to “[e]xpect the unexpected when sharing your home with a Siberian.”

Children & Other Pets
The Siberian has a bold temperament, and nothing much ruffles his composure. These characteristics make him an excellent choice for a family with kids. No nighttime monsters will get past the Siberian on guard at the foot of a child’s bed. He is happy to live with other cats and cat-friendly dogs, too, as long as they recognize that he’s in charge. Introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.
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