The Russian Blue is a gentle, affectionate cat easily distinguished from other breeds. One of the most outstanding features of the Russian Blue is a short, dense coat of an even, bright blue color with each hair dipped in silver. Russian Blues come in only one color, blue, and one coat length, short.
Russian Blue cats are easily identified by their plush, silvery-blue coats. It is thought, that these cats were once the chosen cats of Russian Royalty. These cats gained much popularity in the United State following World War II. The Russian Blue cat is a very intelligent. They can be shy toward strangers, but are generally very affectionate toward their owners. Despite their shyness, the Russian Blue is generally very good with children and other pets. While they readily welcome the attention of their owners, they are also able to entertain themselves, making them a good choice of pet for owners with a more rigorous work schedule.
Russian Blue Breed Outline
|Breed Classification:||Short Haired|
Colors:||Clear, even blue with silvery sheen.|
Other Names:||"Sacred Cat of Burma"
Life Span:||15+ Years
|Personality:||Graceful, quiet, sensitive, initially shy and reserved. Cautious of strangers yet extremely loyal to their owner. Loves to play around the house. Take time to develop an affectionate relationship with your Russian Blue cat.|
||Russian Blue cats have a short, plush double coat with a dense undercoat.|
||Interacts well with dogs.|
|Good with Children:
||Generally good with kids.|
||Extremely agile. They enjoy climbing and racing around.|
||Not very vocal.|
||No breed specific health problems. |