It has been found that some people who normally suffer from cat allergies are able to live happily with a Siberian Cat.
Most (but not all) cat allergies are cause by the FelD1 allergen, transferred from a cat’s saliva onto the coat when they wash themselves, flakes of which then become airborne causing irritation. Research has shown that the Siberian Cats' fur contains less FelD1 than other breeds. However, as everyone responds differently, if you suffer from allergies it is very important that you have an allergy test. This involves visiting a breeder and sitting with their cats for an hour or two, this also gives you a chance to learn more about the breed and meet some of their cats and kittens.
Whether you are an allergy sufferer or not Siberians make fun and loving companions who show a great deal of devotion to the their adopted families.