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Russian Blue

The Russian Blue is an attractive, medium sized cat with a moderately ‘foreign’ type body (‘foreign’ in cat terms means ‘like a Siamese cat’), long and lithe and very muscular, yet graceful. The head is a wedge shape but the wide cheekbones give the Russian Blue an open, smiling face framed with large flared ears. Legs and long and lean with neat, small, oval shaped paws. Russian Blues are famous for their dense, thick and plush coat.

10 - 15 years
3 - 7kg
Medium silvery-blue shade without any white markings or ghost patterning.
The need-to-know
  • Great for first-time cat owners
  • Enjoys playing games and is active at home
  • Calm cat
  • Sociable and dependent cat
  • Quiet cat
  • Average build cat breed
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • A bit of both indoor and outdoor space
  • Not ideal for family homes
  • Can be left alone all day
  • Needs a calm environment
Generally healthy breed

There are no widely recognised health problems in the Russian Blue cat breed. 


The Russian Blue is an engaging and elegant companion. They are somewhat aloof with strangers, preferring to observe from a distance and evaluate a new person’s worthiness of friendship, rather than diving straight in with head rubs and lap-time! Once a Russian Blue has assessed you and approved you, they are extremely affectionate and will expect you to meet their every need and desire! Playful and loving, they can make enjoyable and relatively undemanding feline friends. 

Vet Rating

History and Origins

Outdoors or Indoors

Enrichment and Specific Needs

Nutrition and Feeding

Grooming Russian Blue Cats

Suitability for Family Life