BREED PROFILE – Russian Blue
The origin of this breed is not entirely known, but many believe they originate around the Archangel Isles in northern Russia. Many Russian czars and European monarchs have kept this breed as pets and they make excellent pets for many owners around the world today.
All Russian Blues have a short and dense bluish-gray coat. The coat has a silvery sheen due to the silver tipped hairs and requires little maintenance to keep it looking its best. Weekly brushing to remove excess hair may be done but often regularly petting and care will keep Russian Blues adequately groomed. Their fine-boned bodies are long and lean with good firm muscle definition. This breed also has bright green eyes, a trait carried from its Scandinavian bloodlines started after World War II.
Many cats are not suited for homes with busy schedules but the Russian Blue breed is an exception. They are quiet and clean, and will amuse themselves for hours until their owner comes home from a day away. This breed tends to be sympathetic towards moods, often taking time to comfort an upset owner or play with a crying baby. They make excellent indoor cats for virtually any size home and are not demanding with their behavior or needs.
If you are considering owning your first cat or are looking for a new breed to call yours, try the Russian Blue. They return all the affection given to them while remaining a low maintenance and easy-to-care for breed. They may be just what you are looking for in a new companion!