Siberian Breed Synopsis
How is it that the Siberian is non-allergic? There is a protein in the feline saliva called FEL D-1. When the cat cleans itself, the protein then dries on the fur leaving dander. The dander particles are small and air filters cannot remove them from the air. The Siberian is void of the FEL D1 protein, therefore no dander. However if the allergic party suffers from the IgE 'late trigger' antibody reaction, they will find no benefit in owning a Siberian.
Physical characteristics: Siberians are healthy, agile, strong and powerfully built. They are densely muscled. All their physical characteristics fall under the guidelines of medium. Although, their general over all appearance is powerful and thick rather than dainty, they are not the largest domestic cat here in America. Siberians are well proportioned. Ears are medium in size, legs are medium in length though thick. The body and tail are proportionate to one another. This is a well balance cat that has heft.
Personalities: Siberian kittens are extremely intelligent, playful and affectionate. They are easily trained, travel well, and have dog-like loyalty.
The Siberian Coat
Siberians are wrapped in plush, non-matting, and non-allergic fur. They shed twice a year very quickly, like a molting period. They shed in the spring and they shed in the fall.
The females average 8-12 pounds. The males average between 12-16 pounds. My largest neutered male weighs 18 pounds. Full maturity takes 4-5 years. Most of the size is reached in the first year and a half. The muscles continue to develop and strengthen and they will add weight years 2 through 5. They are densely muscled so they are heavy whatever their size.