Siberian cat, rare to see, but it is a very beautiful breed that is worth knowing. Of large size and long or semi-long hair, complete with water repellent undercoat, the Siberian cat is perfect for anyone who wants a good friend and also for anyone who is allergic to cats. Then we'll find out why.
Siberian cat: history
According to many Russian researchers of its parts, the Siberian cat was born from natural selection around 1050 between wild cat of the woods of Siberia and the domestic cat brought to Russia. It could be he, one of the first long-haired cats, the progenitor of Angora cat, of Maine Coon, del Turkish Van and the Norwegian cat.
The first news of the siberian cat they appear in 1700 and then in 1871 in England but to see it emerge on European territory we expect 1989 when a married couple, Hans and Betty Schultz, imported some specimens to Leningrad and others arrived in Czechoslovakia.
Recognized not only by the clubs and federations of theSoviet Union, also from other organizations and associations, in Italy the breed of siberian cat was recognized by the Italian National Feline Association (ANFI) in 1998. Il first Italian Siberian cat it's a cat: Asgard Barbie Bell.
Siberian cat: appearance
Large in size and also strong, agile and very muscular, the siberian cat has a beautiful coat that shows off in various colors. The male is more massive, reaches 7-9 kg, and is ready and powerful, showing himself a great hunter, a lover of water and life in the open air, the female of Siberian cat stops at 4-6 kg, is lighter and more homely.
The siberian cat by standards it has an arched back, rounded chest and rounded, massive and very powerful legs. On the feet it also brings thick tufts of fur between the fingers so as not to sink into the snow. In a rounded snout, the siberian cat with two large and slightly oval eyes that can range from green to golden amber, even blue in the colorpoints, and always the same.
The ears are medium and with short hair on the back and long inside, the tail is very broad and then becomes tapered. The hair of the siberian cat is one of its most loved features. It is long and abundant, dense and waterproof, with a thick water repellent undercoat and which forms a real mane around the head.
The colors accepted by the standard of siberian cat are the solid ones - red, black and tortoiseshell - then there are also blue, cream and blue-cream. There are silver and smoke varieties, the colorpoint is then said “Neva Masquerade”.
Hypoallergenic Siberian cat
The siberian cat and said hypoallergenic, all thanks to a protein. Dispelling the myth of the allergy to the fur of the Siberian cat or not, because it is this Fel D1 protein mainly responsible for the allergic reactions of humans.
It is a protein present in the cat's saliva and that the cat deposits on its coat during the "cleaning" of the hair. The siberian cat and said hypoallergenic because it produces very little of it, so much so that often the human being does not feel it.
Siberian cat: kittens
The sexual maturity of the siberian cat it reaches 4-5 years, but already at one year it is able to reproduce. Generally the gestation lasts 2 months, they are born from 3 to 6 puppies that open their eyes in the first week of life and feed on their mother's milk for about 3-4 weeks. It is very important that the puppies of siberian cat, even in the first days of life, they are in contact with people so that they develop a softer and more social character.
Siberian cat: character
In general, however, the siberian cat however, it has a sweet character accompanied by a guarded and proud bearing that confuses ideas. This is because he is a cat and loves to do it, actually he has a affectionate character. At home he is always very present, he chooses the "Master" to whom he reserves special care. Master or deputy, the siberian cat does not want to be alone, suffers from loneliness even if it shows itself independent. He is also very active, loves to play and needs space at home.
It is ideal not only for allergy sufferers but also for those who want a friend with character sweet and affectionate and for those looking for a strong and resistant cat even at low temperatures. He gets along well with children and likes to play, even with other animals he has no particular problems of coexistence.
Siberian cat: care and nutrition
Also because it is very resistant, a strong point at the coldest temperatures, the coat does not need special care in siberian cat, just brush it every day during the moulting period with an antistatic comb with wide teeth, then just once a week.
For the power supply: the siberian cat eat fresh food with gusto, preferably based on raw meat and boiled fish, both packaged food. It shouldn't have any particular problemsobesity, it can be self-regulated by always leaving food at his disposal, which he consumes according to his needs, without ever exceeding.
Siberian cat: price
The price for a puppy of siberian cat it's about 900-1000 euros. Before jumping on a puppy of siberian cat, which will certainly be irresistible from muzzle to tail, better know the bloodlines and characteristics of the parents. You have to be careful with prices that are too low because breeding according to precise standards costs a lot.
When we check before buying, we don't stop at the pedigree, but we also ask for the ZTP test which guarantees that the behavior and physical characteristics of the siberian cat are consistent with the standard. In addition to competitions, this also gives the possibility to use it for reproduction.
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