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About the Breed

About the Breed
The Siberian breed is the native forest cat of Russia. Their medium length triple coat of fur, complete with a dense undercoat, helped them survive and thrive through the harsh winters in northern Russia. Siberians are a medium to
large sized cat with round faces and powerful bodies. The colorpoint variety is thought to have originated near the Neva River in St. Petersburg, possibly from intermixing with other pointed breeds such as the Himalayan or Siamese. They were named the Neva Masquerade after the gorgeous points on their faces and limbs. Colorpoints are still somewhat rare in the United States. Click here for a link to the TICA Siberian breed standard.

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