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Russian Blues

Russian Blue

The Russian Blue, or Foreign Blue as it was historically known, is a breed of cat that has an instantly recognisable silver-blue coat. This breed is a naturally occurring breed that originated in the port of Arkhangelsk in Russia. Because of this, they are often also called Archangel Blues. These cats came to Britain in the late 1800s and since then have become more and more popular around the world. The Russian Blue has a slim, muscular and elongated body. The color of the coat is actually a dilute expression of the black gene.


Like most cats, the Russian Blue is highly intelligent and affectionate towards its owners. Again, like most cats, it is also wary of strangers and is slow to warm to unfamiliar people and animals. They bond very closely to their family and to any children or other cats and dogs living in the same household if socialized from a young age. These cats are very quiet and do not demand too much attention from their owners. They do love to play and may even play games such as fetch. As is generally the case with felines, the Russian Blue is also very clean. This cat is not recommended for households with small pets such as rodents.

  • Build (Male / Female)

    Male: 8-12 pounds (3-6kg)

    Female 8-12 pounds (3-6kg)

  • Life Expectancy

    On average this breed will live between 10-15 years

  • Litter Size

    6 kittens

  • Grooming

    There is little grooming required for the Russian Blue. Brushing and combing the coat on a weekly basis should be enough to keep it in top condition.

  • Recognition