These are the traits of the breed according FIFe (Fédération Internationale Féline) 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.