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    Norwegian and Siberian

    Does anyone own a Norwegian Forest Cat and/or a Siberian?
    These 2 breeds are similar to our Maine Coons and I'm wondering how their temperaments and personalities compare.

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    I don't own either but at the cat shows I have fallen in love with the siberians & if my friends cat had not got pregnant when she did I think perhaps our household would have had another breed in it,the lady also breeds MC's but her & a friend{who also owned MC's}both said they favoured the sibbies now,they just seem to have wonderful tempermants,NF really only differ in size to the MC as far as I can see,they look pretty much the same & again talking to people at shows they seem to have the own nice little quirks,perhaps you could get to a show & look them both up but if I had to choose something different to the MC it would be a siberian....x

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    I was just going to ask the same thing! Once we'd decided on an MC we came across Siberians and Norwegian Forest Cats. I wouldn't be completely adverse to having either breed really as they seem to be quite similar to MCs. They're the only two other breeds I'd consider having I think.

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    I found this site where it points out how to tell the difference physically between the 3.
    Solacefarm Siberian Cat Library - Differences between the Siberian Cat, Norwegian Forest Cat and Maine Coon
    It's rather remarkable that 3 different places with harsh winter climates produce cats that are quite similar.
    Here in the US, the Maine Coon is very popular and the other two somewhat rare.
    The shelters and rescues here are full of Maine Coons mixes.
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    I will breed Siberian cats. The first litter I'm planning for next spring. Please visit my web site for more information.

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    How would yo compare the personality of the Siberian to the Maine Coon?

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    They are very much like cats, Siberian are even more benign, completely devoid of aggression, characteristic dogs in the cat's skin. I dreamed about those cats over 10 years, 3 months my dream will come true and come to me with the Polish "Fordonia Colombo, and in January he will join the females Havanna and Ireland.

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    Hi there I have four Norwegians [after 20 years being owned by persians]. Have to say they are the most laid back soppiest cats I have ever owned. They are very cuddly and very playful. We had decided to no longer have persians as we didn't like the way they were being bred and considered both wegies and coonies. We decided to go for wegies and have 18 month old brothers and 10 month old brother and sister. They all adore each other [along with our elderly mog and our 13 yr old brother and sister persians], and will groom each other. Have to say though I still have a hankering for a red tabby coonie. Which is why I am here I guess!!

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    Is that wh at Mr Jinx is?????????

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