I have a small cattery, Tyumen Siberians, in Canberra. Siberian cats are very personable, and generally enjoy the company of their owners, children, dogs and other animals. They are often referred to as "dog-like", because they are quite confident and will follow their owners around the house. Many are confident enough for walks outside on a lead.
The Siberian is a natural breed of cat, one of the few pedigreed breeds that is. A natural breed is one that has evolved naturally over generations of breeding, often because the cats are local to a specific geographic region. As a natural breed, the Siberian is a robust and healthy breed, suffering from few genetic health conditions.
My kittens are raised in the house, growing up in our noisy, busy household with other cats and our beautiful dogs. My cats are health tested as appropriate, although Siberians are not known for systematic genetic conditions. Of course, all kittens are vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and desexed.
I am actively engaged in showing my cats, and currently have a team of some of the top show cats. Showing my cats allows me to get feedback from judges and other breeders on the quality of the cats I am breeding; to network with other breeds; and to meet the public and promote this most wonderful breed of cats.