Personality of the Siberian Cat
The Siberian enjoys human companionship, but is certainly not a breed that one would classify as needy or overly dependent. Often you will find that a Siberian is more comfortable with being close to you rather than sitting on your lap. The temperament is very doglike and affectionate. They are very social and will come out to greet the visitors in the house and are not shy. They are very intelligent and quick learners. The Siberian makes the ideal cat for company and will live happily as an indoor cat as well as being an outdoor cat.
Appearance of the Siberian Cat
The Siberian is a medium to medium-large, strong cat, which can take up to five years to mature. The females are generally smaller than the males as in all breeds. They are noted for being very agile and can leap great distances. Their muscles are outstanding and powerful. The back is long and very slightly curved but appears horizontal in motion.
The compact rounded belly develops with age. The hind-leg of the Siberian is slightly longer than the front legs, with large and powerful firm rounded paws. The overall appearance should be a cat of great strength and size with an excellent physical tone. The facial expression is alert but sweet. The general impression of the cat is one of circles and roundness rather than angular as in some of the other breeds.
The head of the Siberian is a modified wedge of medium size with rounded contours broader at the skull and narrowing slightly to a full rounded muzzle with well-rounded chin. The cheekbones are neither high set or prominent there should be a good distance between the ears and the eyes. The forehead being flat and the nose has a slight curvature before the tip the neck is medium in length and round and well muscled.
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© Kristin Knudsen and Anne Solveig Berge, Norway.
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MCO: Maine Coon NFO: Norweigan Forrest Cat SIB:Siberian Cat
Taken from the Spanish cat magazine"El Gato del Monde".
The tail of the Siberian is medium in length, being somewhat shorter then the length of the body. It should be wide at the base with a blunt tip and at the end the tail is evenly and thickly covered with fur from the base of the tail to the tip of the tail.
The ears are medium to large wide and set as much on the sides of the head as on the top the tips are rounded and the ear tilts forwards. The eyes are large almost round eyes set wide apart with the outer corner slightly angled toward the base of the ear.
Eye color should be shades of green, gold, green-gold or copper. There is no relationship of eye color to coat color.

Siberian Cat Coat and Colors
The coat is the Siberians crowning glory; this is a moderately to longhaired coat with the fur on the lower chest and shoulder blades being slightly shorter. There should be an abundant ruff around the neck setting off the large impressive head. There is a tight undercoat, which becomes thicker in colder weather. Clear strong colors and patterns are desirable but are secondary to type.
Color varieties of the Siberian vary and all colors are genetically possible, such as tabby, solid colors tortoiseshell colors and diluted colors.
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