The Russian Blue is affable and devoted to her owners, but she is gentle, calm, and even reserved among strangers. She’ll acquaint herself with you and even ride on your shoulder.
While she can amuse herself at home by herself, she prefers to play fetch with her folks. She may also be seen climbing and jumping in order to have a better view of everything. This cat, who thrives on habit, will wake you up every morning so she doesn’t miss breakfast if you require an alarm clock. She accepts kids and other animals that get along with cats.
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The body type of the Russian Blue is distinctive. Between small, compact breeds like the Persian and angular types like the Siamese, it is referred to as “semi-foreign.” She has a high, pointed forehead and a medium-sized, wedge-shaped skull. Her long neck, solid, muscular torso, and her round, wide-set green eyes are all wrapped with a short, thick, and luxurious double coat.
10 to 15 years
Even though Russian Blues have grey coats, this shade is known to as blue in cat shows. Her coat shimmers in the light because their fur has silver tips.
Russian Blues don’t shed as much as other breeds do. To keep her coat silky and shining, just give it a quick comb a few times per week.
Russian Blues are a healthy breed, but if their voracious eating goes unchecked, they could become obese.
Although the breed’s exact ancestry is unknown, many people think that these cats come from Russia because of their thick double coat. Boats from the continent most likely transported the Russian Blue to England and Europe around the middle of the 1800s. They were originally displayed in competition with other blue cats in 1875 in London. However, they received their own competitive class in 1912.
Breeders from England and Scandinavia tried to resuscitate the breed following World War II by interbreeding it with other, related breeds including blue British Shorthairs and blue point Siamese. Later, in order to acquire the greatest characteristics of each variety, North American breeders imported Russian Blues of both sorts.