The Siberian cat is thought to have originated 1000 years ago in Russia and was recently introduced to the USA in the early 1990's. Siberians are considered the largest domestic feline because of it's large and dense bone structure. Its coat is semi-long haired and comes in many colors and color patterns. The dander produced by these cats (FEL D1) is measurably less than that produced by most domestic cats and is considered to be hypo-allergenic. Far more people with cat allergies can tolerate the Siberian cat quite well as proven through hundreds of testimonials. Siberians are also known to be dog-like. They are more dependent on human interaction and tend to bond closer than other feline breeds. This also creates a situation that provides for easier training. Siberians are powerful cats, but rarely injure their human friends, even in play. They purr very loudly and love to head butt their favorite humans. They are not very vocal but quickly establish communications through body language. Because of the obvious reasons above and many amazing others, the Siberian cat and kitten are rapidly becoming the pet of choice for many families.