Russian Blue cat

Russian blue cat is an unusually sweet animal, which clearly stands out among others with its mysterious gray-blue color. Let’s learn more about what it looks like, what its features are and where this breed originated from.

Russian Blue cat photo

History of the breed origin

Russian Blue cat is originated from unknown location; in any case there are no reliable sources of its origin.

The motherland of these cats, as it is clear from the name, is Russia (Arkhangelsk). But, according to all kinds of myths, the breed could appear in England, America, Spain or in the East. One thing is surely known that the Russian Blue cat is one of the oldest breeds, since the mention of this cat is in the chronicles of England from the 1860’s.

Description of the breed

Russian blue cat apperance

Russian Blue cat pleases its owners, presenting them a grateful purr, cheerful mood, devotion and unusual charm. The nature of these pets is worth paying attention when choosing a “new family member.” Reviews of those who are fortunate enough to have such a faithful friend in the house are sincere and only positive.

To determine the cat of this breed is possible owing to its description. A description of the cat of this breed perfectly reflects the breed standard.

Russian Blue cat breed standard (appearance)

Russian blue cat standart

The Russian Blue kitten differs from the others not only with its ash-blue color, which is the first thing that catches your eye when you look at the pictures of the cat, but also a number of other differences are attractive (the standard).

  • The head has the shape of a blade (from the eyes to the tip on the nose, if you draw lines between three points). Above, the head is flat, the skull is long.
  • The cat’s neck is straight and long enough.
  • The body of “Russian Blue” is rather graceful. Neat physique of medium size with a fairly elongated body distinguishes the cat from other standards.
  • Ears are wide at the base, pointed at the tips, large. They are pink inside with a little fur.
  • Eyes, like tonsils, are widely planted, have a beautiful green color and are very expressive.
  • Limbs are long, like everything else. The paws can be oval or round. The tail is thin and sharp at the tip.
  • Fur is short. It cannot be called fluffy, but it is very thick and soft, very similar to plush (if to touch). It consists of both the undercoat and the fur on top.

The sizes of cats of this breed can be medium and small, as well as their weight. Life expectancy is not different from the average – 17-20 years.

Character of Russian blue cats

Russian Blue cat is active and very friendly. These cats will not bother their owners, since they can find what to do without them. They are relatively calm about solitude, so they are ideal pets for those who work a lot outside the home.

Character of Russian blue cats

“Russians” are very curious, any detail of the interior will be noticed, each of which they explore, sniff and, if possible, learn from the inside. Cats are very intelligent. Having studied your gestures and facial expressions, they will learn to understand you at a glance.

“Russian Blue” does not like “foreigners”, preferring to sit out somewhere until ‘guests’ go out.

Cats are excellent hunters, so if you have a mouse in your apartment, it will be alive not for long time. In addition to the mouse, they are fond of hunting for insects, bouncing briskly to the ceiling.

Care for a Russian blue cat

Care for the “Russian blue” is quite simple, especially since these cats rarely get sick and do not have any genetic diseases. Of course, we cannot say that cats of this breed do not get sick at all. They can get any feline disease if do not follow the elementary rules for their care.

Care for a Russian blue cat

Owners will need to:

  • You need to comb them every seven days. Periodically you need to bathe, although they do not particularly like this “wet business”.
  • You need to feed them like other cats, not forgetting about vitamins and balance. The cats themselves are not fastidious to eating.
  • To monitor the cleanliness of their toilet, since cats are very scrupulous about their place.
  • Sometimes you need to clip claws, if the cat does not sharpen them enough (more often they cope with this matter themselves).


Russian Blue cats can have only 2 colors: gray and blue (see photos). There were repeated attempts to get the colors of other shades but they were unsuccessful.

Russian blue cat photo

Pay attention to the photo of the cat of the blue color, which even looks more like blue. This color is very unusual. Seeing it for the first time, you might think that it is artificial (like someone painted a cat in blue).

Gray cats of this breed are interesting also, as their fascinating color of eyes combined with unusually gray color is something unthinkable and very beautiful.


Russian blue cat price ~ $200-350


Conclusions about the breed

Russian Blue cat  is a careful animal. It prefers not to explore the apartment, but to occupy the safest place in it and study the customs and habits of all the dwellers of the dwelling.

The voice of the breed representatives is usually not loud and the mewing is not so frequent.

But jump, on the contrary, is its distinctive feature – a blue cat easily jumps at any height, especially when doing the favorite thing – playing with the owner.

Russian blue cat facts

However, representatives of this breed tend to communicate easily not only with adored members of the family but also with strangers, and with other animals.

It is important to know that Russian Blue cats do not tolerate enclosed spaces, so never lock a cat alone in a room!

The intellect and intelligence of these cats are excellent and you will be surprised how quickly the Russian Blue understands and accepts the rules of the family.

This breed is hypoallergenic, which does not exclude the appearance of allergic reactions in some cases but it means that the cat is slightly allergenic compared to conventional purrs.

Since the breed is a natural breed, there were no hereditary diseases previously.

Reviews of Russian Blue cat owners

Catherine: “I have two Russian blue cats have been living for 8 years and for this time I  concluded about the breed. Russian Blue differs by incredible cleanliness and grace. These cats are not just cats, but ladies are with characters. They do not come up to strangers, do not eat all food, do not go to the hands of strangers, but if people are persistent, they can scratch. By the way, they like to scratch – I have already changed wallpapers and furniture for 8 years more than once but we cannot wean this habit, alas, I cannot. It is an ideal breed with the most beautiful fur.“

Jack: “Our Matryona is very good but not affectionate! More precisely, the portion of affection usually goes to the one who comes home from work first – the rest have to be content with the role of the servants of our ‘queen’. This independent nature is manifested in everything – if the cat has decided that it would not eat food, it would be emaciated and not go to the bowl until you fill up the usual food. In general, the cat is also smart. It finds his stash and knows how to open a refrigerator! “

Vera: “It is claimed about the cleanliness of this breed – our Tishka does not tolerate rubbish on the floor and if it sees a crumb, it will demonstratively dig in until I put things in order. It is not at all vindictive, and sometimes it is just ashamed of itself for clumsiness. When it was small, of course, it set up a series of destruction in our house, but today it is already at the venerable age and the furniture is intact. I feed it with chicken and fish, it is not naughty and eats everything. It has already become a daddy, the kittens are very beautiful!”.

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  • April 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm

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