Powerfully built beautiful Siberian Cat
In fact, Siberian cat has lived in Russia for centuries. According to belief, the Siberian Cat is an ancient breed, and ancestral to all modern long-haired cats. Meanwhile, the locals call it the King of cats. Noteworthy, the cat has similarities with the Norwegian Forest Cat, and closely related to it. However, it is a natural breed and the national cat of Siberia.
In the Russian cat fancy, each cat club devises its own cat standards. This fact led to much confusion in the USA and other countries when the first Siberians were arriving. Meanwhile, many appeared quite different from each other, depending on what area of Russia they originated from.
In fact, one of the earliest written Siberian standards appeared in published by the Kotofei cat club information, in St. Petersburg in 1987.
Interestingly, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev owns a Siberian cat, Dorofei. In addition, the former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev had the similar cat. Besides, WBZ-AM talk radio host Steve LeVeille mentioned his Siberian “Max” on his Boston-based program.