Breed Info

The regal Siberian cat breed is a glamorous native feline from the forested area of northern Russia with a subarctic climate that no doubt contributed to this cat’s long, thick, protective coat.

The Siberian cat is highly affectionate with family and playful when they want to be. However, their exercise needs aren’t overly demanding, and they’re just as happy to snuggle up with their humans as they are to chase a laser toy–maybe even happier.

These cats will follow you all over and gladly participate in whatever you’re doing, rivaling even the dog in its loyalty. They are also highly intelligent and very trainable—meeting you at the door when you come home, learning to come when their name is called, play fetch and more. Add the hypo-allergic property and less shedding and the Siberian cat may be the perfect feline family member for you.

Hypo-Allergenic:  There is a lot of confusion as to what hypo-allergenic means. Despite popular opinion it does not mean that something is “allergy free”. Hypo means, under or less allergen. Thus hypo-allergenic means less or under allergy causing. 

It has become a fact that Siberian cats, generally produce less of the FEL-D1 Protein in their saliva which is what activates most peoples’ allergies. Cats groom themselves and the saliva dries on their fur and skin, flakes off and travels all over the room.

For reasons unknown Siberians cats have less of this protein than the average cat. It is not possible to have a totally allergy free cat but it is very possible to obtain a hypo-allergenic Siberian cat. For many allergy sufferers this means that they can finally have a cat in their life. 

If you have allergies and are searching for a cat it is important that you determine first your level of allergies and your ability to tolerate your reactions. Next you will need to realize that even a hypo-allergenic cat can require special care in order to prevent your allergies from becoming worse. Each person and each cat is an individual and reactions can vary depending on various circumstances. However, there is a small percentage of people that still react anyway.  

There are methods to help reduce reactions. Bathing your Siberian cat monthly will reduce allergens. Vacuum often to limit hair build up around the house. Feeding a well balanced natural food diet, so they maintain a healthy coat to reduce shedding. 

The last thing, but extremely important for allergy sufferers, is to create an allergy free safe haven for sleeping. This means that you cannot allow your pets to sleep in your bedroom.

WHAT MAKES THE SIBERIAN CATS SO SPECIAL?

Appearance:  Siberians are one of the most handsome breeds of cat with rounded features, sweet faced with a compact body consisting of strong back legs and big feet that have tufts of fur that wrap their paws in warmth.  Delicate wisps of fur in their ears with fur points at the top and a huge ruff that makes them look very regal, complete with a beautiful long full tail.

Easy Care:  Less shedding, due to a triple coat of fur, they “molt’ in the spring and then little or no shedding the rest of the year. The triple coat of fur also makes them look bigger than they actually are, and provides the perfect defense against the winter chill.  Wrapped in a mid-length coat of fur that consists of a soft under coat, a top coat that is less dense but waterproof and long guide hairs that keep the coat almost maintenance free.