- Breed Size:
- Height: 22-27 cm
- Weight: 3-5 kg
- Life Expectancy: 15-20 years
- Learning Rate: High
- Country of Origin: Russia
The Russian Blue is a loving and loyal cat breed with striking looks and a well-maintained routine. Russian Blues are gentle and quiet cats with a bit of a shy disposition. A very affectionate cat breeds by nature establishes a quick bond with the human they feel an instant connection with. They are playful by nature and like nothing better than spending time with their favorite humans and toys. The Russian Blue is a polite cat and expects the same from you. They might get offended by being ill-treated or even if you made them look silly.
Russian Blues are medium-sized cats with elegant personalities. They sport a short and dense coat of hair that kind of sticks out of their body, making them seem bulky or large in size. They usually have a compact body with a medium-sized round head and a blunt muzzle. The face is broad across the eyes due to their wide eyes, usually of yellow or golden in color with a green ring around, which would turn out to be brighter green as they grow up. You’ll find Russian Blue in different colors such as charcoal grey, sometimes with a tint of silver.
They have large ears with rounded and pointed edges. Their legs are strong, long, and bony with small and round paws. They have a long and moderately thick base. The Russian Blues are really attached to their owners and are always ready to greet them at the door. They are happy-go-lucky by nature and have a reserved disposition. The Russian Blue loves to hang around, jump and climb at high places where they can sit and observe everyone around. If you can make your Russian Blue feel comfortable at home, they will prove out to be playful and loving pets. They are friendly towards kids and other pets and cats at home; however, it is good to introduce them early and properly for a beautiful and lasting bond. That said, they are not so warm when it comes to strangers or guests. The guests will not receive immediate attention or love unless they feel the guests are worthy of the attention. But with their favorite human, the Russian Blue is a totally different personality, sharing love and following their favored human from one room to another.
The Russian Blue is highly sensitive by nature and would never like to be ignored. They are lovable by nature and would love to expect the same amount of attention and love from their human. Failing to get so, the Russian Blue may experience stress and anxiety. One good trait about this breed is that they are fun-loving, but unlike most active cat breeds, they are not destructive but moves through the house with their graceful gait. They love your presence at home and will do anything to keep you entertained and feeling loved.
Russian Blues, just like the name suggests, hails from Russia. The origin of this cat breed dates back to the 19th century, but the breed’s development took place in Britain and Scandinavia first. Feline historians believe that Russian Blues had their connection with Russian Czars, and the present-day Russian Blues are actually connected with the long-ago royal cats. It was 1875 when the Russian Blue first appeared on the stage in an exhibition. Soon the cat gained popularity, and in the 1960s, it became one of the famous household cats.