Russian Blue Cat Advantages and Challenges
Russian Blue Cat Physical Characteristics
Russian Blue Cat Personality
This elegant and distinguished cat is like no other breed, both in looks and personality. The Russian Blue cat sports a short, dense ‘blue’ coat, with each hair tipped luxuriously in silver. This silver tipping gives the cat a striking silvery sheen, which is set off by its big emerald green eyes. There’s no mistaking a Russian Blue; this remarkable kitty wears a perpetual Mona Lisa smile, thanks to its prominent whisker pads and slightly upturned mouth.
Russian Blue Cat History and General Information
History and Origin
Shrouded in legend and confusion, the origin of the Russian Blue cat isn’t clear. First known as the Archangel Cat (named for its possible home in the frigid northern Archangel Isles), at various times this cat has also been known as the Spanish Cat and the Maltese Cat, especially in the US where the latter name persisted until the 1900’s. Imported to the United States as early as 1900, it wasn’t until the 1960s that the Russian Blue’s popularity really took off. While still somewhat rare and hard to find, this treasured kitty is now beloved by cat fanciers all over the world.
A wonderfully low-maintenance breed, the Russian Blue cat requires only a bare minimum of grooming - the coat can be kept lustrous and healthy with nothing more than frequent petting and an occasional gentle combing.
Russian Blue Cat Health
The Russian Blue cat exhibits excellent overall health, thanks to its hardy natural ancestry. This breed evolved in bitter cold Northern temperatures and consequently suffers from few of the respiratory ailments that can strike other breeds.
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