The Russian Blue’s quiet nature, good looks and loyalty make them a sought-after breed of cat.
This cat is large with a graceful body, attractive wedge-shaped head and striking green eyes. Although called the Russian Blue, you can also come across black and white Russians, though this colouring is quite rare. The coat colours generally vary from a pale, shimmering silver to a slate grey. The coat is soft and short, and features a dense undercoat. They don’t need a lot of grooming to keep their coats healthy, but you’ll find they still love to be brushed.
Russians also make great pets because they are generally quite healthy without any physical problems specific to the breed. They can also live into their late teens. Still, if you’re lucky enough to have one as a pet, it’s a good idea to take them to the vet for a yearly health check.
While they are extremely loyal, Russian Blues can be shy and wary of strangers. They will take time to get used to new families and children. However, you just need to give these cats time to settle into a new environment, and once they do you’ll notice they love climbing and running around, as they are quite agile. Despite this energy they are happy house cats as long as they have human company.