Last update: October 28, 201

Siberian Spirit and its progress (2001 - 2013)

Our first breeding cat was Emma Siberian Star in the year 2001. Besides she visited shows, she was full value member of our family too. In 2003 we decided to incerase our cattery, so from first litter after polish grandinterchampion male Jaropolk Sant Andre left two female at home, Amee and Ayeka. The decision was hard, so both females stayed in the cattery. Ayeka lives in Hradec Kralove with my mum´s friend Vladena Honzickova, so our cattery expanded over the border of town Prague.

In two years we had to gaze around the male. After advice of experienced breeder Nada Tomkova of Siberian Star, we contacted cattery Valenvic. In the fact we trusted this cattery, because from this cattery became father of our cat Emma - father Odysseus Valenvic

And so in the beginning of the year 2003 came Maxim Valenvic from Moskow. He lives in the house of my mother Helena Ruckerova.

With his breeder Valentina Nemyria we are still in friendly touch. Nowadays we turn to her by choosing second male. In the next two years came Everest Valenvic to us, we call him Monty. Monty lives by my mum in Hradec Králové too. Maxim and Monty live in harmony together until now.. Both male originate from Valenvic, but they have different pedigree.

In the year 2004 we started to cooperate with Jarek and Hana Pinkavovi from Brno, whereby grew filiation of Siberian Spirit in the main town .Mr. and Mrs Pinkava well look after our kitten Dahlia Siberian Spirit. To Dahlia began to do company swedish female Stimics Moonbeam from Stockholm. Later to females acceded young male Jenisej Siberian Spirit from the litter J. In July 2008 it happened to be self siberian cattery with the name Siberian Friend.

We are in touch with the sib cattery Silva Line too, from where we got in female Zarja Silva Line (2007). Zarjenka lives with the house of my mum too.

Next female to our cattery we welcame in the beginning of the month July 2008 - Meldgaards Taisiya. Zarjenka adopted littel kitty very friendly, and it was very helpfull for small Taisiya to feel quickly ike at home.

Together with Taisiya came to Czech Republic - young promising male - Meldgaards Uivan. Uivan lives with his new missus Jana Kudrnacová in Ceperka near Hradec Kralove.

Nowadays new boss manages our cattery - wellcome Elenka Havlenova!!! To the presentation of siberian cats we put much of money. Very often we visit shows held by FIFE and TICA in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Next fruitful contacs we got in the organisation TICA, where hungarian breeder Adrien Lukas invited us, and for example on the show in Budapest (2006), we have had a possibility to meet with the representatives of catteries from Singapore and Australia. It was very instructive for us.

Helena Ruckerova is doing Felinotherapy from the begining of 2009, as written in magazine FAJN život 1/2FAJN život 2/2.
And next : 
Informační zpravodaj was printed 1/2 | 2/2, Blesk Hobby was printed 1/1, Fajn život  was printed 1/2, 2/2, Tina January 2010, Atlas of the cats, Breeders catalog, TICA 1 | TICA 2 | TICA 3 | TICA 4, Fajn zivot 1/2 | 2/2 Zpravodaj October 2011 1/2 | 2/2, Radnice 2011Cats Magazine February 2011 1/2 | 2/2

Here you can find banners of cooperation catteries and clubs.

That, our cattery is in progress , from the big part we are obligated to people with we had cooperated and cooperate, family, which sympathize with our crazy hobby. Thanks to everybody....

THE ORIGINS OF THE SIBERIAN CAT

translated by Anna Shvarts from the book "Sibirskaja Koshka" by Valentina Nemyria


Among the indigenous cats of Russia, the Siberian breed has a unique place.  According to a variety of specialized sources, the origins of the Siberian cat date back centuries.  Many theories exist regarding this question.  Probably the most sound of all is the theory that traces these animals having journeyed from the European part of Russia along with the nomadic Kazaks into the depths of Siberia and later on to the far East.  Further movement of the Siberian cat toward the East took place as a result of a massive peasant migration leaving behind unfertile districts of the European part of the Russian Empire for the Southern sections of Siberia and the Far East.

The token gene that provides the Siberian beauties with their long coat, so vital for the endurance of the severe Siberian winter, was most likely introduced into their gene pool either from the European North or the South-East i.e. Mongolia and China.  The less probable theory is that the gene was obtained through their accidental cross-breeding with wild forest cats.  Thus, under the influence of this merciless continental climate and its sudden dramatic and ruthless shifts in temperature there gradually developed a massive, thickset, muscular cat donning a "fur coat" with a warm inner-lining, long fur, and a thick, lavish undercoat. 

The earliest acknowledgement of the Siberian cat was noted in the latter half of the 19th century in Russian literature and only in the early twentieth century has it appeared in foreign sources.  One example is the 1925 article brief in the newspaper "Brehms Tierleben" about a Tobolker cat, who stood apart from the rest in lieu of its large body size and long fur and was imported from Siberia (in all likelihood from the Tobolsk region.)

However, not all indigenous felines with fluffy coats and semi-long fur may be associated with the Siberian breed.  The development of feline studies in the 80's in the USSR and the 90's in the Russian Federation strove to establish a standard for our Siberian beauties.  These standards, which were solidified thanks to the efforts of experts and enthusiast-breeders, were consequently accepted and approved of by all leading feline expert organizations and allowed them to compete on the international level, on par with the representatives of other notable breeds.

In the past decade, the Siberian cat, never having lost its popularity in its country of origin, has become a desired breed among many international cat-lovers.

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