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    Overview

    Russian Blue cats are easily identified by their plush, silvery-blue coats. It is thought, that these cats were once the chosen cats of Russian Royalty. These cats gained much popularity in the United States following World War II.

    Character

    The Russian Blue cat is a very intelligent. They can be shy toward strangers but are generally very affectionate toward their owners. Despite their shyness, the Russian Blue is generally very good with children and other pets. While they readily welcome the attention of their owners, they are also able to entertain themselves, making them a good choice of pet for owners with a more rigorous work schedule.

    Appearance

    The Russian Blue is a gentle, affectionate cat easily distinguished from other breeds. One of the most outstanding features of the Russian Blue is a short, dense coat of an even, bright blue color with each hair dipped in silver. Russian Blues come in only one color, blue, and one coat length, short.

    At A Glance

    Breed Classification:

    Shorthaired

    Colors:

    Clear, even blue with a silvery sheen.

    Average Litter Size:

    6

    Life Span:

    15+ Years

    Personality:

    Graceful, quiet, sensitive, initially shy and reserved. Cautious of strangers yet extremely loyal to their owner. Loves to play around the house. Take time to develop an affectionate relationship with your Russian Blue cat.

    Social skills:

    Interacts well with dogs.

    Suitability for Children:

    Generally good with kids.

    Energy Level:

    Extremely agile. They enjoy climbing and racing around.

    Noisiness:

    Not very vocal.

    Shedding:

    Little

    Cause Allergies:

    None

    Health Issues:

    No breed-specific health problems.

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