The facts presented in this Blog Post were retrieved from 'The Ultimate encyclopedia of cat breeds and cat care' by Alan Edwards, and also from the Purina website.
The Siberian cat is an ancient medium-long haired breed believed to be the ancestor from which all modern day long-haired cats have evolved. It is the cat from which many fairy tales derive and this helped to spread the breed throughout Asia. The Siberian Forest Cat is the national cat of Russia.The origin of the breed is unknown. This natural breed has existed there for hundreds, if not thousands of years. There is documented history of the Siberian cats as early as the year 1000.Tika
The Siberian cat is a medium, strong cat which can take up to five years to mature. The females being 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. They have a long and very slightly curved back but appears horizontal in motion. The compact rounded belly develops with age.Tika
Siberian cats have gentle, loving nature and well rounded personality. They have a Dog-like devotion and personality and enjoy being with their human companions. As the Siberian Forest cat is a social cat, if they are left alone too often they can become quite lonely. An animal companion, such as another cat or a friendly dog can help relieve the loneliness.
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