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Siberian

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Physical Characteristics
  • Semi longhair, with a rich, full coat in the winter and a somewhat shorter, less dense coat in the summer
  • Comes in a variety of colors
Temperament
  • Very loyal to their family
Medical Conditions
  • Healthy breed
  • Needs boosters by 12 weeks old
  • Annual vet visit for checkups is important
While the listed ailments may be common in this breed, not all members of the breed suffer from these conditions. Responsible breeders screen for orthopedic and genetic diseases.
At Home
  • Does best indoors
  • Needs sufficient scratching device
  • Declawing is not recommended
  • Kittens are available after 12-16 weeks
  • Low maintenance
Grooming
  • Trim nails regularly
Other Facts
  • Very well suited to the households in which one spouse professes to be a 'dog person,' not a 'cat person'
Breed History
  • They were the first mentioned in the Harrison Wier book Our Cats and all About Them
  • A natural breed and the national cat of Russia
  • The Siberian was first imported in 1990
For more information about this breed and breeder referral contacts, please visit the Harrier Club of America For breed rescue opportunities, visit HCA Rescue
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