About the Breed

About Neva Masquerade Cats

Torin of Bastet Beauty - Neva Masquerade Cattery

This gorgeous cat breed, known as the Siberian cat, exists around 1000 years, as far as we know. By reading and listening to the old Russian fairy tales about the Cat Bayun, it becomes clear that the cat described has to be a Siberian. Therefore, we like to say that this is an ancient cat breed. However, the first written description of the Siberian cat can be found in the book from Harrison Wier “Our cats and all about them”, published in 1889.