Kitten History: Siberian

From Russia with love this could be the theme of your Siberian kittens life.

By Stacy Hackett

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Siberian © Helmi FlickThis kittens heritage stretches across the entire nation of Russia, with many different cultures and peoples affecting the cat he is today.

The Siberian is believed to have existed for thousands of years as a native of Russia. An account of a cat show held in England in 1871 mentions the breed, though it is difficult to find mention of the Siberian in historical accounts of animals in Russia.

The breed first entered the United States in 1990. The Cat Fanciers Association accepted it into the miscellaneous class in 2000. Though popular with cat lovers, the Siberian is still rare in America, with kittens in high demand.

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Sally    Malibu, CA

6/1/2014 11:53:46 AM

Great article.,I have two step sisters. Russian Siberians, both female , two and a half years young. We have had them since they were 4 months young.
We were on waiting list for 18 months. Tootsie is dark in color but quite beautiful & humorous.
Our first one Tootsie is incredibly adventurous, but Will Not let anyone clip her nails.
She scoops her food up with her claws & pulls her toys from a large basket & Carries
them all over, even up the stairs. The second is golden red in color & is a scary cat . PrincessA is smaller, but mighty. Toots is Alpha but PrincessA can hold her own, if sh has to.
These cats are a ball to watch & we schedule playtime twice a day for them. If we are not on time at 5 Pm, they wait for us. Tootsie is learning to turn the doorknobs they r both INDOOR, SAFE CATS. WE LIVE IN MALIBU /wild animals in our YARDS..

Karin    Topsham, ME

3/3/2014 4:43:50 AM

My Siberian is a flame point, but has white feet instead of orange. He sings and dances for his cat foot every day on his hind legs. He has a chirpy little voice and trills at me. Seems to purr constantly, even in his sleep. LOVES to retrieve toys, especially toys thrown down the stairs, and will throw them down himself if we get tired of playing. He is big and beautiful, and has a sweet disposition.

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

10/21/2013 11:51:44 PM


tami    elizabethtown, KY

11/29/2010 10:17:15 AM

They were used in Siberia for seach and rescue because thier paws are articulated like a human hand and they can grab hold of the ice crags and give alert if someone is there where a human or dog would fall because of legnth of jump, weight, and articulation of the pads as well as having the opposible thumb which any one who has lived with one of these will tell you you can't keep them inside because they can turn the knobs!

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