Get to know the Neva Masquerade
All you need to know about the breed
The Neva Masquerade is certainly striking with their piercing blue eyes and plush, fluffy coat that practically invites you to stroke them. Of Russian origin, this large-sized cat is very similar to the Siberian when it comes to personality. The one distinguishing feature is their coat, as the Neva Masquerade’s ears, legs, face and tip of the tail are darker in colour than the rest of their body.
Underneath that fluff lies an athletic cat with keen instincts, a nod to their hunting roots. Staying active is important for the Neva Masquerade, both mentally and physically, with jumping and climbing at the top of their exercise list. Toy treasure hunts and intelligence games will also keep their mind sharp. Ideally, your Neva Masquerade can spend some time outdoors in a secured space such as an enclosed balcony or fenced garden.
This feline adapts well to family life and is incredibly affectionate towards humans, showing their love with gentle headbutts. But they will want plenty of attention in return - it’s not a good idea to leave this cat alone for long periods of time. They will come into your lap, if invited, but would never be so forward with family friends. With training, your Neva Masquerade is perfectly capable of getting along with children, other cats and cat-friendly dogs, which will help them to cope with your absence. (Just no hamsters or guinea-pigs, who will activate their prey instinct, sorry.) The Neva Masquerade is a truly gorgeous cat, inside and out.
2 facts about Neva Masquerades
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Neva Masquerade