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Siberian cat overview

Breed originated as a natural outdoor cat in Russia (Russia's native forest cat). First imported in 1990 but breed has been around for at least 1,000 years. Semi-longhair distinctive water-resistant coat; rich full coat in winter and shorter, less dense coat in summer. Very agile (great jumpers) and loyal. Affectionate and loyal. Require great deal of grooming. Seasonal moults in spring and autumn.

Other known names for Siberian

Neva Masquerade, Moscow Semi-longhair

Siberian foreign names

Siberische Kat (Dutch), Siberien / Chat de Siberie (French), Sibirische Katze (German)



Breed number/code

No 82 (GCCF) / SIB (FIFe)

Biological data

Medium to large.
Solid with 'heft' rather than rangy.
Hair quality
Semi-long, distinctive water-resistant, triple coat.
Wide variety of colours and patterns, with or without white:
Chocolate, cinammon, caramel and dilute colours.
Lilac, fawn and apricot not accepted in any pattern combination.
All patterns and color combinations, with or without white.
Colour point (may be referenced  as 'Neva masquerade')

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Siberian cat – Breed standard

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Siberian cat references and further reading

Siberian Cat World
The Siberian Cat Club

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Siberian cats or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

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Siberian cat photo by Tetsu Yamazaki Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki