Cat Breeds- Siberian Cat Breed
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The majestic Siberian domestic house cat is a strong, powerfully built cat with
strong hindquarters helping them jump exceptionally high. Siberian cats are a
slow-maturing breed of domestic house cat, reaching full magnificence at about 5
years of age. Siberians are large cats with a substantial rounded body
reminiscent of a barrel and heavily boned legs to support the substantial body
structure. Their paws would do a heavyweight boxer proud! But for all their
powerful strength, Siberians are gentle cats that enjoy playing and clowning
around with their families. Siberian cats have existed for a long time. The
earliest know reference is from 1000 A.D. In the 1870s they appeared in the
first cat show and we also find a reference to Siberian cats at the 1884 show in
Madison Square Gardens.
Siberians use their incredible intelligence to solve all kinds of problems, such
as determining to how to open a door to be with the owners they adore, how to
get to the cat food for an extra meal, or how to recover the favorite toy their
owner thinks they have so cleverly hidden out of reach! Siberians are powerful
agile cats that can leap great distances and heights, sometimes appearing to fly
through the air, but despite their size, these domestic housecats are adept at
negotiating obstacles in their path without knocking them over. At the same
time, they love to play and will entertain you with their clown-like antics.
Siberian cats adore their human families and their visitors-with children
holding a warm spot in their hearts. This cat breed has a wonderful depth to
their purr and will talk to you with a chirping sound, particularly when they
are coming to greet you when you have been out.
The Siberian, considered a semi longhair cat, has a rich full coat in
the winter while the summer allows for a somewhat shorter less dense coat. The
Siberian can come in just about every color of the rainbow but because of the
rarity of the breed those colors may not be available in your neighborhood. The
Siberian cat was first imported in 1990. Despite it's popularity the Siberian is
extremely rare in the United States. Most Siberian cat breeders have waiting
lists for their kittens.