The Siberian is a beautiful, natural cat breed that has survived for over one thousand years. The Siberian is the national cat of Russia and one of the largest of the domesticated cat breeds. First imported to the United States in 1990, this cat is still extremely rare in the US. The Siberians are large, strongly-built, intelligent cats, with males weighing as much as 20 lbs.; the females as much as 16 lbs., and they are powerful jumpers. The Siberians have large, beautiful, expressive eyes that just melt your heart when you look into them.
A Siberian can come in any color, and their coats are three dense layers, which sheds twice per year during which they should be brushed often, but they do not mat. They lack the protein that creates dander, and are considered hypo-allergenic, making a great pet choice for allergy sufferers. They are generally very healthy and slow to mature, taking up to 5 years.
The Siberian personality is described as dog-like, being loyal and protective, very affectionate with their humans, and great with kids and other animals. These big, beautiful, gentle cats adore being cuddled and kissed, and make wonderful family pets.