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About Tarkkhaven Russian Siberians

About the Breed

Siberian cats are a unique breed native to Russia. The are new to the United States and were imported here only since the 1990's. They are the national cat of Russia and are a natural breed that has existed there for hundreds of years. Siberians are one of only 3 natural breeds of domesticated cat. This means that they have not been bred with any other variety to create a certain "look". They are exactly as God created them...beautiful, highly intelligent and loyal.

They are the second largest breed of domestic cat and sill rare in the United States. They are a mild mannered cat who is a very loyal and loving family member. Because they are more like dogs than cats, they are very trainable. They are not aloof like other cat breeds. They are very sociable and really enjoy attention from their humans.

History

The Siberian cat is an ancient medium-long haired breed believed to be the ancestor from which all modern day long-haired cats are evolved. After living in the cold Russian climate for many generations, over time it has developed a hardy constitution. In order to survive harsh conditions it developed a dense triple fur coat that is water resistant. Siberians are not true shedders, nor does their fur mat easily.

Color point Siberians are thought to have originated near the Neva River in St. Petersburg. They were named Neva Masquerade after the gorgeous points on their faces and limbs. Color points are considered very rare in the United States.

Hypoallergenic Fur

The Siberian cats are considered HYPO-allergenic. HYPO meaning low NOT Anti Allergic. Many people with cat allergies may have little or no reaction to them. Due to the low level of Feline d1 protein (Fel-d10 in their saliva). For this reason, these cats are becoming especially popular with allergy sufferers.

Our goal is to breed low allergen Siberian lines. If you, friends, or family members that come to your home are allergic to cats the Siberian may be the answer for you. In order to provide the healthiest kittens possible, we are breeding from lines imported directly from Russia with no known risks of genetic disease.

Tarkkhaven Promise

Our cats and kittens are raised in our home and handled daily. They are well socialized with adults, children, and Labrador Retrievers.

Siberian cats are cute, cuddly, and playful. If you are looking for a Tarkkhaven Siberian kitten, keep reading about how you can become owned by a Siberian of your very own. We screen our prospective Siberian kitten buyers thoroughly so our kittens only go to the best homes possible. I will walk you through the process; answer any questions you many have. The relationship with Tarkkhaven is alive and strong for the lifetime of your Siberian Companion. Think long and hard about getting a kitten, it is a commitment for the next 15-20 years most importantly make sure that you have the time to dedicate to this new family member. They are not aloof like other cat breeds are. They really want your attention.

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