While Siberian Cats are a very old native Russian breed, they are one of the newer breeds in the USA. Siberian Cats were first imported to the USA by Elizabeth Terrell in 1990. Those first three Siberian Cats came from St. Petersburg, Russia to Baton Rouge, LA. The cats became the beginning of Mrs. Terrell's Starpoint Siberian cattery. The cats are seen below.
They are Ofelia, Naina and Kaliostro. I was fortunate to be given Ofelia by Elizabeth Terrell. I showed her and loved her until her death in 2000.
RW SGC Tribblecurl
Photo by Ken McVay
"Deemeek" is the great grandson of Kaliostro, the first Siberian male imported to the USA. Deemeeknatash was my very first breeding Siberian Cat. He was the beginning of my Sibirskiy Cattery.
The first Siberian Cat imported from Siberia, Russia was IW SGC Treskuchiy Sibirskiy Moroz Mur. He was imported by TICA Judge Judy Chappetta to New Orleans, LA. "Irdie" was the first Siberian Cat of the Year in TICA. He was TICA Cat of the Year in 2000.
Photo by Helmi Flick
IW SGC Treskuchiy Sibirskiy Moroz Mur