There’s just no denying it, these cats are simply gorgeous. With their tray fur and piercing eyes, it’s hard not to fall in love with them the very moment that you see them. For years and years, these have remained one of the most popular house pets in the world. The reason is glaringly obvious. You cannot look at one of these cats without wanting to cuddle and nurture it as best you can.
Let’s take a look at why this particular breed is really fantastic.
Russian Blue Cats Breed Info
Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is widely believed that Russian Blues came from the Archangel Isles in northern Russia. They made the journey to Europe, specifically Great Britain, during the 1800’s and were most likely carried over by sailors. As a hail to that origin, they are sometimes called “Archangel Cats” or “Archangel Blues.” The breed was lumped in with other blue cat breeds for years, but Russian blue became an official breed in 1912. Legend says that Russian Blues come from royalty. The plush fur coat and vividly colored eyes made these cats very appealing to Russian Czars, who kept them as pets. Because of this supposed history, Russian Blues are thought to be descendants of royal cats.
Russian Blue Personality
These cats are a very affectionate, but they’re also shy and relatively independent. They don’t mind being left alone while their humans go to work. They tend to shy away when new people come into the home, and they won’t be the type of cat to follow their humans from room to room.
The Russian Blue cat can be called a ‘true cat‘. You will find this cat to be lively, playful, cautious, and intelligent, so getting modern cat trees are great for these cats to play with. If you’re looking for a good family cat, know that Russian blues tend to be good with older children that know how to be respectful. They also get along well with cat-friendly dogs. Because they are so smart, their favorite game is making their humans do what they want. They also love to jump, climb, and they love to try squeezing into tiny spaces. They also love puzzles and challenges, so giving them toys that challenge their brains will keep them occupied for hours. The Russian Blue cat’s personality is very demure, quiet, and undemanding. If you are sad, be ready to get a pat on your face from your Russian Blue in it’s attempt to cheer you up.
Their Famous Appearance
This breed’s famous coat of fur is actually a double coat. It is thick, plush and shimmers with reflective light. The undercoat is soft and downy.
The topcoat can sometimes be a soft black, but it’s normally a shade of blue with silver at the tips, giving the Russian Blues their trademark fur color. It has vivid emerald-green eyes and a mauve or lavender-pink nose leather. Their green eyes are very expressive. They have an almond shape and it is the first thing you will notice. It’s paw pads are also lavender-pink in color. It has prominent whisker pads that make them look as if they are smiling. A Russian Blue cat has large ears and a muscled lean body that is lithe, slender, and graceful. It is a robust cat that is very easy to look after. It has long legs and small paws compared to other cat breeds.
Good For People With Allergies
One of the things that people tend to really adore about Russian Blue Cats is the fact that they simply don’t shed as much as other breeds. That means that if you happen to suffer from allergies, you’re unlikely to be as affected by this breed as you would others. What’s more, it also means that your home will generally be cleaner when you opt for this type of feline.
Friendship with Russian Blue
When you bring a Russian Blue cat into your family, it will get very attached to the family. It tends to be attached specifically to one or two family members. The Russian Blues are great friends for life, who will amuse you with their antics. They are smart cats and the most loving companions. They will enjoy family activities and stay attached to one person in the family. Once the cat selects you as a friend, you need to be ready to give lots of attention and care to it. The Russian Blue cat does not show much attention to other people, as long as it’s needs of love and care are fulfilled by the family.