Russian Blue: You are looking for a lovely, gentle cat that greets you at the front door? Russian Blue cats are lovely-tempered and loyal cats to all family members. Breeders recommend these cats to owners with allergies as Russian blue cats don’t shed much and produce lower allergen levels than other breeds. Hypoallergenic cats don’t exist. But breeders advise cats like Russian Blue to people with allergy sufferings. 

Breed Overview

Origin: Archangel Isles, Russia

WEIGHT: 7 – 15 pounds (3-7 kg)

LENGTH: 2 feet ( around 60 cm)

ACTIVITY LEVEL: calm

COAT: short, dense coat, double-coat 

COAT COLOR: dark gray with silver shades

EYE COLOR:  emerald green eyes

GOOD WITH: children, seniors, dogs, cats, families

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 15 to 20 years

OTHER TRAITS: hypoallergenic, easy to train, easy to groom, friendly toward humans, friendly toward other pets; tolerates being alone; high potential for weight gain; good for first-time pet owners, cats with strong loyalty tendencies; good lap cat who takes picking up

Breed Characteristics:

Temperament: very social cats that like the human company and the quiet places for a catnap. They can be alone while owners are working, but this cat wants to play when they enter the home. Russian Blue cat is shy to visitors and strangers as all her affection goes to her family. She has a sweet temper and is very loyal. Her walk is very royal as she has elegant manners. The breed is very vocal, and the cat uses many different sounds to communicate with owners. Brilliant and calm cats. Loving and playful when they feel comfortable. Intelligent, friendly cats and sometimes reserved. Kittens are more energetic with extraordinary climbing abilities.

Physical characteristics: Russian blue cat’s head is triangular shaped, and her body is long. Ears are large, and the nose is straight. Eyes are usually beautifully bright green, and the face structure makes this cat looks naturally smiling. Legs are long, and the body is solid and muscular. Paws can be pinkish lavender or mauve. They have two layers of thick fur, called undercoat and dark blue-grey coat. 

Health

These cats are not prone to illness and do not have genetically linked disorders compared to other breeds.

Care

Russian Blue coat is easy to care for as they need just a little grooming. The coat doesn’t shed as it happens with domestic cats. If you brush their fur, it can stay soft and silky. Clean their ears, eyes, cut the nails. Provide a scratching post as these cats need it for stretching. 

Facts

  • – These cats are also called Archangel Blues
  • – Despite the origin, the breed was developed in England and Scandinavia
  • – Russian Blue cats are a rare and expensive breed

Russian Blue Cat Breed Overview

History

There are believes about the origin of the Russian Blue cats, and not much is really known. One belief says this cat is the cat from Russian Czars. In the 19th century, this cat came to England by ship from Northern Russia. Breeders show the cat during the London’s exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace. Cat’s description name was the Archangel cat in 1875. Cat’s manners were sophisticated, and this cat immediately gained popular status. In early 1900, cats reached America. 

Children And Other Pets

This breed has a high level of affection level. Cats are kid-friendly and pet-friendly. Breeders recommend Russian Blue cats to even small kids as they have calm and sophisticated behavior. 

Choosing the Best Food for Russian Blue

Food should be complete and balanced. Russian Blue cats like to eat, and you should serve them the food two or three times a day. If they can snack the food all day, it can lead to overweight states.

Choosing the Best Food for Russian Blue cats

Russian Blue cats are very active and need enough well-balanced and nutrient food for growing and stretching. Combine the wet and dry food for kittens. 

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