About The Breed

About the Breed

If you’ve ever wondered what makes Neva Masquerade cats so popular, all you have to do is look at one.   A longhaired, fluffy cat with dazzling bright eyes, the Neva Masquerade cat is impossible to resist. Neva Masquerade cats are a specific color pointed variety of the popular Siberian cat. This specific type of Siberian cat has distinctive points of color on its paws and face. Siberian cats have been popular in Russia for centuries, and Neva Masquerade cats are now a proud Russian breed that have started to be bred and raised all around the world.

Description of Neva Masquerade Cats

The color of Neva Masquerade sets it apart from other Siberian cats. While the cats can vary in color, the most universal color coat is known as Seal Point. This color variation features a light colored body, with paws, tails, ears and muzzle a different darker shades of brown and sometimes even black. The Seal Point can also feature a darker colored body, adding to its uniqueness. One Seal Point variation features characteristically white paws. This type of Neva Masquerade cat is known as “Seal-point and white.”

Neva Masquerade cats are a larger breed of cat. The adult females usually weight between 11-12 pounds, while adult males typically weight between 16-18 pounds.

Neva Masquerade cats have distractive brilliant blue eyes. The hue of the blue ranges from incredibly light to deep and bright sapphire blues. These gentle cats make gorgeous additions to the family.

Not only are these Neva Masquerade cats fluffy and cute, but they are friendly and safe for people with allergies. The long fur does not require extra care. Typical of the Siberian breed, Neva Masquerade cats fur is repellent and does not cause allergic reactions with people who suffer from pet allergies. In the spring time, the cats will shed their undercoat and be stripped. However, by the winter, this fluffy coat will grow back! These cats are ideal for families who are sensitive to cats or other pets.

Beautiful and graceful, Neva Masquerade cats are a smart and beautiful pet for any family. These cats show themselves at the right time, inspiring praise and admiration from your family and guests. They will become members of your family in no time!

Cats of this breed begin to molt in the spring. The cat’s fur is “stripped” by the summer, taking off the unwanted undercoat. By winter the undercoat grows back, and the cat is again furry and fluffy.

Characteristics of the Neva Masquerade cat 

Though gentle, Neva Masquerade cats are as loyal as dogs. Neva Masquerade cats form a strong bond with their families, showing both loyalty and adoration. These cats are appeal for those who want a pet for companionship and friendship.

While these cats stay in the background of a family, they long for the love and esteem of their family. Sometimes they will reach out with a paw for a petting, other times they will simply meow in the hopes of receiving a gentle caressing. Neva Masquerades can sense the mood of their owner and will only approach when he or she is in a good mood seeking play and petting. These cats can abide loneliness, and it is not crippling for them when the owner is away. Awaiting your return home, Neva Masquerades hope for some cuddling and fondling when they finally see you.

Though they can be playful and very active, Neva Masquerade cats also foster a calm and comfortable environment.

Neva Masquerade cats will never lash out at their owners when they are being admonished. Instead, will simply walk away. Rancor is not common in Neva Masquerade cats. They do not urinate on carpets or shoes when they are upset.

Communication is key with Neva Masquerade cats. Not only do they know and recognize their name, but they can also decipher the tone and words of the speaker! You can try to lure them with generic words like “kitty,” but they will only respond to hearing their names. Once they are given a name, they remember that name and respond only to it.

Neva Masquerade cats are great for families with children. They never draw their claws. If a child is being too intrusive, the cat will simply run away and hide for some peace. Not to worry – Neva Masquerades will want to play soon enough and come out when they desire more attention. Neva Masquerade cats are especially fond of babies. If a baby is crying, Neva Masquerades seek to comfort or call and adult to the children. Households with cats also have children who learn to walk faster, as they follow the cat around on the floor, reaching for its luscious fur.

With other household animals, Neva Masquerade cats have always been known to be friendly. There generally will not be conflict with other animals in the house. If there are kittens or puppies, Neva Masquerade cats will try to help in rearing them.

Neva Masquerades can exhibit traits that are not always common with other cat breeds. Neva Masquerades will always learn and follow the rules of the household, but many Neva Masquerades develop likes and dislikes. Owner simply have to accept these likes and dislikes, which can include stubbornness and perseverance.

When mischief does occur with a Neva Masquerade cat, you will easily be able to forgive the transgression, just look into the cat’s stunning eyes!