These are the traits of the breed according FIFe (Fédération Internationale line) and their punctuation in shows, one of the few organisations that, though accepting Neva Masquerade color point Siberians, they do differenciate between SIB (Siberian) and NEM (Neva Masquerade).

General Size Medium to large, females mostly smaller than males 5
Head Shape A little bit longer than broad, softly rounded, massive 25
Forehead Broad, just slightly rounded
Cheeks Cheekbones well developed
Nose Medium length, broad, in profile shows slight indentation, but without stop
Chin Slightly slanting back, in profile creating a curve from the upper line of the nose
Ears Shape Medium size, well open at base, tips are rounded with well-developed hairs inside and tufts 10
Placement With good width between, tilting slightly forward
Eyes Shape Large, slightly oval shaped. A bit oblique, set widely apart 10
Colour Any colour is permitted. There is no relationship between eye- and coat colour. Clear eye colour is desirable
Body Structure Well boned and muscled, powerful neck, broad chest, body in proportion to create a rectangular appearance 20
Legs Medium high, to form a rectangle with the body, strong
Paws Large, round, well tufted between toes
Tail Of medium length, thick, rounded tip. Covered on all sides by dense hair with no hairs trailing down 5
Coat Structure Semi-long, well developed, very dense, undercoat not lying flat, overcoat water repellent, slightly hard to touch.

Summer coat is distinctly shorter than the winter coat.

The winter coat shows a well-developed shirtfront, full frill and knickerbockers.

Colour All colour varieties are permitted, including all colour varieties with white; except pointed patters and chocolate and lilac, cinnamon and fawn.

Any amount of white is allowed, i.e. a white blaze, white locket, white chest, white on belly, white on the paws, etc.