The main allergen in cats is FelD-1. Siberians are low in this allergen. The main cause of cat allergies in people is FelD-1. FelD-1 is transferred to fur by licking & grooming. Dried saliva & dandruff are spread from cat hair as small airborne particles into the surrounding environment. FelD-1 levels vary with each individual cat. The Siberian breed has an overall far-lower level of FelD-1 than other cat breeds. Typically, people with average cat allergies can comfortably be placed with most Siberians.
We have found that neither sex nor color is related to FelD-1 levels. Some research indicates that tabbies have the lowest levels of FelD-1 & cats with white fur or very silvery fur have the highest. There is not enough stable & consistent data to confirm this, however. Reality about FelD-1: every single cat has a different FelD-1 level. Typically people with average cat allergies can comfortably be placed with most all Siberians.
As indicated above: every single cat has a different FelD-1 level. We do not offer testing. And we do not offer fur or blanket samples, as this is not an accurate way to test for this protein. Three saliva samples are required to accurately test for the FelD-1 protein & it can only be done after the specific cat is 4 months old. The cost of this test is expensive & we have found that since 85% of allergy sufferers do fine with Siberians, it is not worth the extreme additional cost for *US* to offer “tested” Siberians. Many of the individuals that adopt from us are allergic to cats. That said, if you want a tested Siberian, we recommend reaching out to Lundberg Siberians (their prices are around $5000) they are a long-standing, reliable breeder & they are one of the very few Siberian breeders that offer saliva-tested Siberians.
Although you will find Siberian breeders that will send you a fur sample, this is quite meaningless. It is the saliva of the specific cat that carries the allergen level you are wondering about AND you probably are not getting a fur sample of the actual cat you are considering adopting.
We host quarterly Open House visits; they will be listed on our Homepage. This is the only way to visit us. The health & care of our Siberian’s is a far higher priority for us than trying to sell our cats -or- accommodating visitors that are exploring the breed. Please research the Siberian breed to learn more about Siberians & see if they are a good choice for your needs & lifestyle. We suggest using sources that are experts on cat breeds, such as TICA, as opposed to opinion articles (the internet has endless opinions and not all of them are accurate)
Our next Open House will be in Seattle and will be held on December 16th 2023 in the afternoon. The only way to visit is at an Open House; to register you must contact us. We limit visitors to serious buyers only because it is stressful for our cats to be constantly "viewed"; it is also not in the health interest of our cats to be exposed to new germs. Please understand we do not show kittens. There are no kittens for sale at our open house. At all of our open houses, you meet & hold 4-5 of our adult cats. We allow up to 4-5 people at a time to our cattery in 25min slots. Fill out our Contact Form & let us know how many people you would like to bring & we will get back to you :)
All of our Siberians are registered with TICA. Your Siberian will have a 12-month Genetic Health Guarantee specific to the Siberian breed & will come to you dewormed, vaccinated once with FVRCP (3-in-1) and in good health - strong, playful and healthy. Breeding our Siberians is strictly prohibited. Our Siberians are sold as pet only. However, they can indeed be shown in TICA cat shows.
Please fill out the Contact Form on our Homepage. We require general information about you if you are wanting to adopt from us. Then please review our Queen's Page & Available Siberians Page to choose a Siberian. A non refundable deposit (placed online; see below) is required to reserve your Siberian. Once you place a deposit, you are on our list; and you will be locked into the listed price at the time of placing your deposit for the specific Siberian that you place the deposit for *or* for the specific litter you placed the waitlist deposit for. We will email you once we receive your contact form inquiry and/or deposit. Please note: we reserve the right to refuse sale to anyone.
WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS ON DEPOSITS.
The earliest known reference of Siberians are from 1000AD. In 1989 breeders from Leningrad & Moscow applied for the registration of the Siberian Cat to the SFF. Registration was approved in 1990s (Certificate №1). At the same time the colorpoint Siberian was registered as a "unique color variety" of the Siberian with a second name: "Neva Masquerade" (Certificate №2). Siberians are still a fairly rare breed, though they are gaining popularity.
TICA describes the Siberian breed as a "strong, slow-maturing breed reaching full magnificence at about 5 years of age". Siberians can reach up to - and sometimes over - 20 pounds once fully grown. Allowing the Siberian to grow to their full & thick stature is the best way to care for your Siberian. A big, heavy Siberian is not likely "overweight"; rather, it is fulfilling its HEALTHY genetic disposition. Siberian cats have dog-like, extroverted personalities and beautiful bushy fur. We feel the Siberian cat is superior, as most individuals with allergies will not react negatively to the Siberian. Because the Siberian is a "natural breed" (a rural forest cat), it is very healthy and is prone to far less genetic illnesses or diseases as more modified breeds such as the Maine Coon or Persian. However, keep in mind that - with any living being - there is no such thing as a 100% guarantee from sickness or illness.
Some of our Kings and Queens have direct and documented lineage from these great, great grandparents - the first registered Siberians! - from the 1990's.
Absolutely. We take our cats to at least 3 TICA cat shows every year. Needless to say, we strongly encourage you to only adopt from a breeder that shows their cats. Cat shows are one of the best ways to stay transparent and competitive as a breeder. What we mean by "transparent" is that by showing our cats, we are confident of their health and temperament and form. Cats that engage in cat shows are handled (and examined) by many experienced judges. Participating in cat shows likely means that the breeder is selectively breeding only the highest quality Siberians that are most closely matched to the breed standard as defined by the cat registries.
If you can no longer care for a Siberian you adopted from us, we absolutely accept our Siberians back. No refunds will be given but we will ensure s/he is rehomed safely.
Reserve your Siberian. Non-refundable.
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