russian blue

All About The Russian Blue

  • An exquisite looking cat with a plush double coat shimmering with silver highlights
  • The Russian Blue is a naturally occurring breed which is believed to originate in the port of Arkhangelsk, Russia
  • During and following WWII, Russian Blues were cross bred with Siamese, due to the lack of numbers of Russian Blues. The Siamese traits have now been largely bred out
  • The Russian Black and the Russian White are identical to the Russian Blue except for their coat colour
  • the white Russian Blue is the result of mating a domestic white cat with a russian blue
  • another new colour class is the tabby

 Description

  • almond - shaped emerald green eyes, dark and vivid
  • short and sleek solid blue-grey colour coat with a silvery sheen (the bluish-grey is the dilute expression of the black gene)
  • Patting a Russian Blue has been described as running a silk scarf  through your hands
  • it has a lean, medium sized body
  • the coat is short and sleek
  • the coat is unique in that it is a double coat, with the underside being soft and downy and the longer guard hairs an even blue with silver tips
  • the tipping gives the coat a shimmering appearance
  • prominent whisker pads- they have been descibed as standing out like pin cushions or they almost appear as though they are smiling
  • their nose leather and paw pads are soft and lilac in colour
  • they have a wedge shaped head
  • straight aristocratic nose
  • legs and feet are small
  • body is fine boned, long, firm and muscular, lithe and graceful
  • sleek appearance
  • happy to follow you around the house and brushing up against your legs
  • wide set ears
  • long tapering tail

Characteristics

  • not a highly active cat and therefore suits an indoor lifestyle
  • non-demanding and loveable in all situations
  • they have an exceptional temperament
  • a very quietly spoken cat. It rarely uses it's voice but learns to communicate in other ways.
  • highly intelligent and playful
  • they develop close bonds with their owners
  • loyal, charismatic companion
  • very affectionate and devoted-but not overly affectionate like some of the other breeds
  • powerful, elegant cat
  • quiet, gentle and regal with a real personality
  • inquisitive nature
  • tend to be quite shy around strangers
  • moult little as they are fastidious groomers
  • intensely loving and devoted to their family and other pets