The siberian cat
The Siberian is one of the oldest cat breeds naturally selected from the wild cat of Russian forests. Over the centuries, this breed has adapted to the harsh climate of Siberia like no other race has been able to do. In Europe, the introduction of the Siberian Cat has taken place in 1989 thanks to Hans and Betty Schulz and in America thanks to David Boehm. In Italy, in particular, the first example is the cat Quendalina Romanova.
The breed standard for the Siberian Cat was drafted in 1991 and the WCF (World Cat Federation) recognizes him from 1992. The physical Siberian cat develops rather slowly. In fact, it is believed that reaches the character as the adult to 4-5 years.
The Siberian cat has a muscular physique. The body is of medium to larger, more powerful and massive in the male. The coat is waterproof, glossy, with a particularly thick skin that allows a better body thermoregulation. The Siberian cat is a semi-long haired cat. In winter, its fur is thicker and with the arrival of spring and the first hot of course thins (except for the hair on the tail which is always an “important queue”). Unlike the hair of the Persian cat, the Siberian cat does not require special care. In fact, being an animal from Siberia, possesses a characteristic fat that wraps around each hair and makes sure that no knotting. Rarely, small knots may occur in correspondence with the “shorts”. His hair will always be smooth. It will obviously be necessary to brush occasionally to remove dead hair and doing so with more frequency during the changeover period.
The entire male can reach 7-9 kg body weight, the female can reach 4-6 kg. From the point of view of character it is a cat loving, ever-present, he chooses the “Master “, to which to bind, usually one person in the household in which they live and to which reserves a special care. It loves being outdoors and loves to play. Its life expectancy is about 15 years.