Russian Blue


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HEAD: smooth, medium wedge, neither long and tapering nor short and massive. Muzzle is blunt, and part of the total wedge, without exaggerated pinch or whisker break. Top of skull long and flat in profile, gently descending to slightly above the eyes, and continuing at a slight downward angle in a straight line to the tip of the nose. No nose break or stop. Length of top-head should be greater than length of nose. The face is broad across the eyes due to wide eye-set and thick fur.

MUZZLE: smooth, flowing wedge without prominent whisker pads or whisker pinches.

EARS: rather large and wide at the base. Tips more pointed than rounded. The skin of the ears is thin and translucent, with little inside furnishing. The outside of the ear is scantily covered with short, very fine hair, with leather showing through. Set far apart, as much on the side as on the top of the head.

EYES: set wide apart. Aperture rounded in shape.

NECK: long and slender, but appearing short due to thick fur and high placement of shoulder blades.

NOSE: medium in length.

CHIN: perpendicular with the end of the nose and with level under-chin. Neither receding nor excessively massive.

BODY: fine boned, long, firm, and muscular; lithe and graceful in outline and carriage without being tubular in appearance.

LEGS: long and fine boned.

PAWS: small, slightly rounded. Toes: five in front and four GO BACK TO LIST.

TAIL: long, but in proportion to the body. Tapering from a moderately thick base.

COAT: short, dense, fine, and plush. Double coat stands out from body due to density. It has a distinct soft and silky feel.

DISQUALIFY: kinked or abnormal tail. Locket or button. Incorrect number of toes. Any color other than blue. Long coat.


COLOR: even bright blue throughout. Lighter shades of blue preferred. Guard hairs distinctly silver-tipped giving the cat a silvery sheen or lustrous appearance. A definite contrast should be noted between ground color and tipping. Free from tabby markings. Nose leather: slate grey. Paw pads: lavender pink or mauve. Eye color: vivid green.

above the CFA Breed Standards

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The history

A lot is not known on the origins of the Blue of Russia, however, the history and the legends abound. Many believe that the Blue of Russia is a natural race that comes from the islands of Archangel in Russia of the North. Probably they have been imports to you in England from the sailors dellisola towards 1860. These cats were the preferred cats from the Zar and to the court of Queen Victoria.

Allinizio cio around to the 1875 to the crystal palace in England this cat came called cat of Archangel, and in the exposures it competed with to all the blue cats (certosino etc). In 1912 the Blue of Russia has only obtained the acknowledgment of the race with the drawing up of one standard all its.

They give after the drawing up of the standard until to the end of the second world war, the English selezionatori and Scandinavian they have selected the best lines than blood in order to create the Blue of Russia that today we know.


The Blue of Russia a delicate and affectionate cat that distinguishes itself easy from the others breeds. One of the important devout characteristics of the Blue of Russia a short and dense mantle of an luminous and uniform blue color with every hair that stretches allargento. This shading gives to the Russian a silver splendor and a shining appearance that can be appreciates you of devout to the natural light. The Blueta of Russia can introduce with an only color and an only length of the cape, that it must be short and dense. To contrast with the blue of the hair there are the great eyes green emerald that can be consider you an other character symbol of the race. The head to shape of wide wedge and the orecchie very proporzionate are wide to the base in order to arrive "sharp" on the tips. The body of the Blue of Russia rested on strong boneses and introduces a good musculature that confers it a regale aspect all its.
The Blueta of Russia are cleaned up cats calm and, similar scherzosi and giocosi. In spite of their timid nature, they are devout people and landladies become attached themselves very to theirs. They are much intelligent and they quickly learn a lot as an example to use the sportellini in order to exit. Sensitive to humor of the house, the Russians know to be of the clown but they are also much sensitive and landladies approach themselves theirs if this cries in order "to console it" chasing with zampette the tears that the rigano the ace.

They live well with the children and the other domestic animals.

The Blue of Russia a good choice for who lives in apartment in how much its measures and its character makes it living much good also in great spaces not much on condition that many hours in companion of their human friend can pass. The Russian does not demand many cures, but they are sufficient or a two brushed the week to triple during the periods of dumb.

Even if the Blue of Russia pu to a first somigliare look to any other cat gray, one careful look devout mostrer a special appearance that all own one.




Loving and calm by nature various of the others breeds. You can choose a Blue of Russia but sar he to having lultima word on as far as like the relationship svilupper. When you will conquer their confidence you will be ricompensa you with their complete devozione: they will listen and want to pass to all the their time with you and no other.

The Blueta of Russia are intelligent and extremely agile. They love the small spaces and they can be slipped into above suspicion places. Their intelligence them door to learn a lot in a hurry to open the doors is they with handle or pomolo.


The Blue of Russia does not have particular requirements in feeding fact. The better diet made up of specific alimony for cats, is buckets that humid. The every day portion for an adult cat is gone around on the 50-70 grams of dry food and 150-200 grams for that humid one. Pu to be fed also with freschi foods (meat, fish, cooked verdure), on condition that the diet is balanced and varied. Opportune E' dargli to eat devout many to the day (can in order to be enough also 2 every day portions). Poich often ingordo, better to hold it under control, above all those sterilizes to you that they stretch to fatten.


Ransom : average. The male hung approximately 5 kg, and the female approximately 4 kg.

head : appuntita and of medium length

Orecchie : wide to the base, they are turned in ahead and they are attacked (or inserted) high on the head. They must be rounded off towards the tip.

Eyes : to almond, they are leggermente oblique and very it distances to you from the other. They must be greens, without shadows of yellow color.

Nose : of medium length. It does not have stop (the sinking that shape between the remaining forehead and the eyes with part of the snout). Tartufo and the labbra they are grays.

Neck : along, elegant, covered from one folta fur.

Body : elegant and longilineo, much muscoloso. The thin skeleton.

Legs : they are long and thin with round and small feet. The bearings vary from the gray to the rose.

Tail : the rather wide base and is lost weight leggermente towards the estremit.

Cape : it has present "the double" hair and this makes s that the fur always leggermente raised. The soft cape, of color uniform blue-gray, without striature and must reflect the light.

Colors : the color traditional and recognized from all the associations single the blue.

AVERAGE LIFE : 15 years