Siberian including Neva Masquerade

The Siberian is said to be Russia’s native forest cat with records dating back to the year 1000 but it was not until the 1980s that the Russian Cat Fancy decided to define the modern Siberian Cat. This is a cat that was born to survive the harsh Russian winters and has no extremes in type The Siberian is a medium to medium-large cat demonstrating overall strength, presence and alertness with a sweet facial expression. They are slow to mature taking as long as 5 years. Females are smaller than males and this should be considered when comparing the standard for young cats and females. Size is secondary to type. They give a general impression of roundness and circles rather than rectangles or triangles.