Russian Blues are considered to be a part of the short-haired breed category.
Their plush, silvery grey coat and piercing green eyes make Russian Blues one of the most distinct, short-haired cats.
Due to their history in Northwestern Russia, Russian Blues have a very dense double-layered coat that keeps them well insulated and incredibly soft. If you look closely at the Russian Blue’s coat, the tips are capped in what looks like silver paint, giving the cat their namesake: Blue.
When it comes to their body shape, Russian Blues are lean and muscular. Their cross-breeding changed some of their characteristics over time; however, the Russian Blues we see today closely resemble those of their original ancestors.
In addition, they’re a stoic cat with pointed ears and wide, curious eyes. The Russian Blue’s long legs give them the ability to run fast and climb efficiently. Their slender, muscular bodies combined with a curious mind, allow them to squeeze into small spaces while exploring.
When it comes to their personality, Russian Blues are calm, affectionate, and fun-loving. They can be seen playing with toys and getting into mischief. They are not a clingy cat species; however, they’re known to develop a strong, loyal bond with one person in the household – specifically the one who attends to their needs regularly. Although every cat has unique preferences, many people say their Russian Blue gets along well with other cats and dogs.