Russian Blue

Russian Blue

Ideal for those who want a playful cat who loves to retrieve toys, entertain others, and is polite and intelligent.

Breed Overview

Originating in northern Russia, this cat breed was brought to Great Britain in 1860 by sailors. These gentle cats are reserved, affectionate, and can be quite playful. They are energetic but not overactive and they enjoy retrieving toys that are tossed. These self-entertained cats prefer that their human companion would play with them but they can also be independent. They are polite, quiet, and well behaved cats that are docile and intelligent. They are excellent companions for working singles, first time cat owners, and families with older children. Grooming is minimal.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Body: Fine-boned, long, firm, muscular
Coat: Short, dense, fine, plush

Breed Traits

Docile, Quiet, Reserved,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Russian Blue:
Less Common Concerns for Russian Blue:
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