Breeds- Blue Cat from Russia

the blue cat of Russia

I will present a special breed of cats: Blue Cat of Russia. The classic personality of a Blue Cat from Russia is something special, unique. It is possible that some non-pedigree cats may have the same character traits.

About the specimens of this breed

Certain requirements imposed on the owner of a Blue cat from Russia. This cat is for connoisseurs. If the requirements met, the cat is a special companion. It has a particular behavior compared to the other breeds. I hope to stay that way. It’s a real cat. She has most of the natural instincts of the felines almost intact.

It’s an intelligent cat. But which cat is not. She is curious, alert, cautious, lively and playful.

It’s a cat for people who indeed love felines. Females are ideal moms, I do not know otherwise cats of race or not. All cats have a special maternal instinct.

It attaches a lot to family members. Instead, he has to give him much attention and love. Must be a friend of the cat chosen. Being vigilant by nature is cautious when a stranger visits the house. She stays hidden until her curiosity conquers. Sometimes they just let go.
If he accepted someone else, he will remember him at the next visit.

Blue cat from Russia is not an insistent or aggressive cat.
It will never need you. You can have full confidence in it.

He instinctively developed “social life”. It depends only on the individual, in part, on the personality of each.

Sometimes they come home with strangers when they are chickens. Sometimes when they are adults.

The origin of the What is definitely known is that in 1912 the first standard appeared for this breed.

Everything about their past circulates all kinds of legends and “versions”. The true origin of Blue Russia will remain a mystery.

One legend says that from the northwest of the Russian Empire, in the middle of the nineteenth century, a feline arrived with commercial ships in Europe. This known as “Archangel cat”, “Maltese”, “Spanish blue,” or “Blue”.

By the 40s the Scandinavians crossed Blue to Russia with Siamese. They have achieved a “diluted” color effect – from black to blue.

In effect, after World War II, the formation of the race we know today begins. The English took care of it and crossed it with Siamese. They introduced a more elegant form, crossing only those with “blue point”.

The quality of the fur preserved like in the times of the empire. It’s extreme velvety.

Eyes, golden or golden, with crossed cats, stabilized in green.

Since 1900, several copies have imported into America. After the Second World War, the followers of these dogs crossed with copies from England and Scandinavia.

Thus, it standardized in the 60s by Russia, as we know it today.


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The standard differs from one feline association to another in the sense that the score is different.

I will take into account the FIFe standard.

A harmonious cat

Compared with most non-pedigree cats, Blue from Russia is nobler and more elegant. It is very harmonious. The medium waste has a very beautiful head, high legs and long tail. All this creates a harmonious whole. It has no extremes. A closer look reveals the distinctive, distinctive features.


Blue Russia is a cat with short hair. For this reason, it is sufficient for brushing and caressing. They are also a source of pleasure for the cat. The fur has the appearance and consistency of velvet and silk. When she passes her hand through her fur, she feels soft and a little resilient. At present this seal is almost exterminated precisely because of the coat.

Color is preferred in a darker shade.

The skull is long and flat. The head has the shape of the nail short, unobtrusive. Forehead is long and right. The nose is right. Forms a concave angle with the forehead at eye level. Has strong Barbie and mustache prominent.

The eyes

The eyes are separated from each other. They are particularly expressive. They are green, big and almond. Sometimes the shape of the eyes appears rather round. The eyes are too small, deep or too close.

The first time we see a Blue from Russia, we notice our eyes. Especially when they are green, according to the standard.

The ears

Are large ‘at the base, sharper and positioned vertically on the head. That is, the outer line of the ear must be vertical. It is very important for the ears to have the right width. If they are too narrow, the rabbit ears or the exclamation mark in the crown of the head. Also, your head should be optimal width, because of your ears.

A narrow head would make the ears too close to the base. This is not desirable.



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Cat and exhibitions

Personally am against the cat’s presentation at exhibitions. Many years ago I presented two cats at the exhibition. If I knew how much stress it is for the poor cat, I would not have done it.

It is also true for Blue from Russia. Presence in the exhibition involves traveling, sometimes over long distances. You have to sit in a cage, in a huge hall, many cats and strangers.

She has to behave well in the exhibition. She must not look frightened, aggressive, not spit, scream, scratch or bite. It must be kept in mind that the cat will be presented to the jury by the steward and not the master.

It’s no secret that Russian Blue has the reputation of the “inappropriate” breed for exhibitions, especially among breeders of other breeds.

Fortunately, there are specimens that behave well at exhibitions. Cats are unpredictable, so breeders will be challenged by breeding nests according to their behavior.

The best way to find out if a kitten likes exhibitions is to bring him to one. He will take care to give us his opinion.

By its very nature, she is not enthusiastic when it comes to strangers. The thing is more true for Blue from Russia.

Let me take or not a Russian Blue


Blue Russia is a cat for connoisseurs. It’s not a cat for anyone. Must be ready for her devotion. You need to prepared to give him more attention and love. Must be your chosen to friend. If Albania’s need for love and attention satisfied, people are no longer interested.

If you think you can meet the needs of Blue Russia, take it. Otherwise, think of another race.

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16 Replies to “Breeds- Blue Cat from Russia”

  1. I love cats and I have seen this breed around. They look amazing and lovely. I think there are many variations of this breed since they look different every time. But I would be mistaken. NOT an expert myself…

    Are they best suited for indoor or outdoor environment? Would you say they are a bit high maintenance?

    Thanks for sharing this!

  2. no cat is hard to maintain if you know how to do it; let’s not forget that they are very clean, they see their own maintenance; we just have to help them a little

  3. Hi Carmen,
    Oh, these Russian Blues are exquisite! So beautiful, and I just love their natures too. I have never “owned” one (I say “owned” because we know that our cats own us, not the other way around :-))
    Like you, I am not keen on the exhibition and showing of cats, so glad you mentioned that.
    Thank you for sharing their history, it’s so interesting.

  4. HI Louise
    Thank you for your comment; indeed there are exceptional cats; Sunday my daughter was at an exhibition of cats; but they are tortured; just for show and human pleasure, it’s not worth to bother your animal
    all the best for you

  5. Tons of value to be found on this post on the breed

    This is a great and simple to follow guide on the blue cat from russia. You laid it all out clearly and showed series of examples that helped emphasize your various points. This guide will be very useful for me because I so much love cats, Infact they are my favourite pets. Thanks for the eye opener

  6. Hi Carmen, I must say that this article is very interesting and informing. I did not hear about this cat so far but she looks so beautiful. I would like to have one like that but I am afraid I could not take care of her because of my daily job. Anyway, I will show it to my wife, she is a true cat lover.

  7. Hi Carmen! I have kept on coming back to your site because I liked very much your post about the Turkish Angora Cat. I learned that Turkish Van are very similar but love water which is rare in cats.

    And I have also enjoyed you post about Blue cat from Russia. The characteristic I appreciate the most is that this is not an aggressive cat. It’s nice to have a cat like this in the family, specially when small boys are around.

  8. Hi Carmen, 

    Thanks for sharing this lovely post. I love pets but dislike wild animals, I have a dog but my Nana have 3 cats before she passed away. This post made me remember the good time I had when living with her and the cats, I disliked them at first but time goes on I discovered they are fun and another unique creature. Kindly make great post like this more often. I’ll be looking forward to them


  9. Thank you for your comment; I hope I’ve been helpful; in a previous post I explained what the cat of race is; in short is a cat with pedegree

  10. hello Daniel

    yes, it is really beautiful; I also had one; I’m glad your wife loves cats

    all the best for you

  11. hello Henry


    I’m glad you came back to my site, that gives me the confidence to do good things

    all the best for you

  12. thank you Alex; I still have to learn and do a weekly posting; in the near future, I’ll post more often; the plan is done; I can write about cats to infinity; they are a fascinating world

  13. I love cats and I have seen this breed around. They look amazing and lovely. I think there are many variations of this breed since they look different every time. But I would be mistaken. NOT an expert myself…

    Are they best suited for indoor or outdoor environment? Would you say they are a bit high maintenance?

    Thanks for sharing this!

  14. Hi Mashall

    Like most short-haired breeds, Blue from Russia does not require much care to keep her fur healthy, but she likes her attention, so she will be pleased to be brushed with a soft brush.
    Sometimes black and white cats may also appear from Russia. At the most common blue variety, the fur color is a uniform blue with a silver luster.

    They can be both indoor and outdoor. Like most cats, it depends on how they used to.

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