A burly looking breed, it is no surprise that this breed hails from one of the coldest, most hostile environments on earth. While they are not overly large, they are sturdy as all get out, with heavy boning and a wide frame. Their fur is classified as being semi-long, but in reality it changes with the seasons, with a thick, triple layered coat in the winter, and a much thinner coat in the summer. Not a very angular cat, this breed has rounded features. Their hind legs are longer than their forelegs, making them great jumpers.