Beginning in 2006, we
began investigating the how to's of finding and importing 100% pure foundation Siberian cats
from eastern, rural
By 2009, we had invested a lot of time and
effort with several
other Foundation line breeders to identify and import these vigorous
aboriginal Siberian cats from unused or rarely used lines.
Since this time we have brought in several aboriginal line Siberian cats (pure Siberians, some with parents directly "from the fields"), from eastern Russia. Our Aboriginal Siberians are healthy, large, and their lines are rarely or not at all seen in the north American pedigrees.
Working with the aboriginal Siberian cat, we
helped expand the limited genetic pool of breeding and pet Siberians currently available in North
A wide genetic pool is important. When Breeders breed and re-breed within a
limited genetic pool, they increase breed-wide incidences of heart, kidney, and
other genetic diseases, as well as create weaker immune systems in their cats. Weak immune systems are one of the causes of FIP.
In committing to breed Siberian cats, ethically we had to focus on protecting breed health, as well as
preserving the original wild look and size of the aboriginal Siberian
cat. This photo is of a Scottish wild cat (Felis silvestris grampia). Note the size of the cat compared to the tree.
Our dream is to someday visit Russia to meet Siberian
breeders, but even more importantly to learn about the country. We thank the
breeders who partnered with us to help us focus on preserving this unique
large, loving cat.