Russian blue

The Russian Blue’s elegant yet muscular body led one cat judge to proclaim him the “Doberman Pinscher of cats.”

 

As with so many cat breeds, little is known of the Russian Blue’s origins. He probably does come from Russia—his thick coat is surely that of a cat from colder climes—and he is considered a natural breed, meaning Matushka Nature created him, not the handiwork of humans. The Russian Blue’s development as a breed, however, took place primarily in Britain and Scandinavia, starting in the late nineteenth century, when showing and breeding cats became a popular activity.

Vital Stats

Origin

California, USA

Length

Medium

Weight

5 to 10 pounds

Life Span

12 to 16 years

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Breed Characteristics

Affectionate with Family

5/5

Amount of Shedding

4/5

General Health

5/5

Potential for Playfulness

4/5

Tendency to Vocalize

5/5

Kid-Friendly

4/5

Friendly Toward Strangers

4/5

Easy to Groom

4/5

Pet Friendly

4/5