There are twelve Russian cat breeds on my calculation — one is, in fact, an alternative coat type (pointed) of the Siberian cat (a sort of sub-breed, the Neva Masquerade), and one is a miniature cat, the Toy Bob (open the miniature cat link for a brief reference to it – it looks like the Mekong Bobtail. They are all listed on this page.
Below are excepts and links to information about these Russian cat breeds. There is no point me reciting all the information on this page. Russia has a vibrant cat fancy which, in the West, we don’t really appreciate. We tend to think of the USA first and then the UK but Russia is right there at the top of the cat fancy with the West.
The Kurilian Bobtail is a farm cat in the Far East of Russian (this video is unique).
Below are photos of Russian bred Kurilian Bobtails, one of the Russian cat breeds. They are the real thing! They are different to the American version.
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Karelian Bobtail cat Other names for the Karelian Bobtail are, Karel Bobtail, Karelian or Karellian. This is a natural cat in that the mutation that gives this cat breed the bob tail occurred naturally. The same applies for the Kurilian Bobtail cat, whose place of origin is, in fact, on the other side of Russia near Japan (the Kuril Islands)..please read more.
What better cat than the Neva Masquerade for the president of Russia (2014)? The Siberian cat hails from Russia, of course, and is a very popular triple coated purebred cat of distinction that may have the same origins as the Maine Coon and Norwegian Forest Cat. It is one of the great Russian exports (first exported June 28th 1990)!….read more please.
The Ussuri cat is described as “experimental” (2014). I have taken an almost desperate measure in reproducing the adjacent photograph without the author’s permission. I have provided a link, however. It came from this web page: NUTRO.RU There is no substitute for a photograph. Although I do not know how representative of the breed this cat is. If the author wants me to remove the photo, I will, of course..please read more…