This cat is the National cat of Russia, and has been around for 1,000 years. In the United States you actually most of the time have to be on a waiting list just to get one of these cats. This breed is very interesting, if you are allergic to cats. This breed has been found to have low levels of the proteins that cause allergic reations, and owners that have this cat and are allergic have only reported to have few sneezes around it. Very cool! The Siberian is a very quiet cat, but dont let that fool you, it is very strong and can jump very high.