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The Russian Cat

| January 17, 2011
Russian Cats

The Russian Blue has a long, muscular body with fine bones. It's legs are long and slender with fine bones. He has a double coat that is short, thick and luxurious.


Character:
Quiet, shy, very affectionate and devoted to its owners. Well suited to indoor life. Both sexes make good parents.
Care: Regular brushing to maintain a healthy coat; take care not to flatten the coat if exhibiting the cat.

The healthy easy to care for Russian Blue is an elegant cat. It’s origination is the northerly regions of Russia and Scandinavia. Different names have been given to this cat; Archangel cat, Foreign Blue, Spanish and Maltese cats.

The only name that really stayed with these cat was the Maltese and it held until the early l900’s. In 1875 a Russian Blue was shown in a class for all blue cats. In 1912 the cat was separated into a class of its own. After world War II American breeders started crossing the British cats with some Scandinavian strains of cats.

The Russian Blue has a long, muscular body with fine bones. It’s legs are long and slender with fine bones. He has a double coat that is short, thick and luxurious. No other cat has a coat like the Russian Blue. The shape of the fingers will hold in the Russian Blue’s coat and they are run through it. He should be hand groomed daily.

The Russian Blue is seen in only one variety, blue. It is preferred that they be in the lighter shades of blue with no other markings. The silver tipping gives him a beautiful, silvery shine.

This is a tame and loving cat who is loyal to his family. He is playful, gets along well with children, and other pets. He is quite smart, will fetch and even open doors.

The Black and White Russian have the same profile as the Blue Russian but only the White Russian has a pink nose and pink feet and the Black Russian has a black nose and black feet.

The White Russian can have two different colour eyes. One green eye and a blue eye (we call it here odd-eyed) but it’s better to have green eyes.

Ratings out of 10

Compatibility: Children
Compatibility: Other Pets: 5
Grooming: 2
Affection: 6
Playfulness: 6
Attention Need:6
Healthiness: 8
Independence: 8
Activity Level: 6
Vocality: 3
Intelligence: 8

 

Copyright & Credit:
Breed Profile and Photos copyright & courtesy: Jolanda┬áMannessen – Visit Boris and Demi’s Website – http://members.chello.nl/m.vandezandschulp

Category: Feline Resources

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