Russian Blue Cat Breed

Russian Blue Cats

The healthy easy to care for Russian Blue is an elegant cat. Its origination is the northerly regions of Russia and Scandinavia. Different names have been given to this cat; Archangel cat, Foreign Blue, Spanish, and Maltese cats.

The only name that really stayed with this cat was the Maltese and it held until the early l900's. In 1875 a Russian Blue was shown in a class for all blue cats. In 1912 the cat was separated into a class of its own. After world War II American breeders started crossing the British cats with some Scandinavian strains of cats.

The Russian Blue has a long, muscular body with fine bones. Its legs are long and slender with fine bones. He has a double coat that is short, thick, and luxurious. No other cat has a coat like the Russian Blue. The shape of the fingers will hold in the Russian Blue's coat and they are run through it. He should be hand groomed daily.

The Russian Blue is seen in only one variety, blue. It is preferred that they be in the lighter shades of blue with no other markings. The silver tipping gives him a beautiful, silvery shine.

This is a tame and loving cat that is loyal to his family. He is playful, gets along well with children, and other pets. He is quite smart, will fetch, and open doors.

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