Cat Breeds- Russian Blue Cat Breed
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Little is known
about the origin of the Russian Blue, however, stories and legends
abound. Many believe the Russian Blue is a natural breed originating
from the Archangel Isles in northern Russia. Legend has these beautiful
animals trapped for their plush double coats which are sometimes
compared to the coat of a beaver or seal. Originally known as the
Archangel Cat or Foreign Blue, it is believed that they were brought by
sailors from the Archangel Isles to England and Northern Europe in the
1860s. Rumor also has the Russian Blue as a descendant of the Royal Cat
of the Russian Czars and as a favored pet of Queen Victoria.
The aristocratic Russian Blue cat is the gem of the feline world. Their short, dense silver-tipped blue fur glistens and shimmers in the light as they move providing an elegant setting for their glowing emerald green eyes. Is it it any wonder they are rumored to have been the pets of the Russian Czars and a favorite of Queen Victoria? Their beautiful faces have an enigmatic smile as they survey their dominion with satisfaction. They are a medium sized cat with fine boning and large, flared ears all in wonderful harmony. Sheer elegance combined with intelligence make this domestic housecat breed a winner in the show ring and in the home.
Russian Blues come in one coat color - Blue. And one coat length -
Short. It is their short, dense, bright blue coat tipped with silver
that has been a hallmark of the breed for more than a century. The
silvery tip to the hairs reflects the light and the coat shimmers like
silk as the cat moves. Those attracted by the physical beauty of the
Russian Blue find the disposition of these unassuming cats equally
appealing. Russian Blues are quiet, clean cats who are playful and
loving companions. Despite their shy nature, Russians are devoted and
quite affectionate towards their loved ones. They are very intelligent
and have been reported to open doors and teach their owners to fetch.