What is the special trait of this breed?
Here comes a beauty! Neither too thin nor too big – the long, slender body has a graceful look to it. The Russian Blue struts through life on long legs and delicate paws. The almond-shaped, luminous emerald eyes are contrasting effectively with the silver sheen of the coat. The ears are relatively large, the tail is long with a pointed tip. The coat of the Russian Blue is unique!
One gets the impression as if the Russian Blue has double the amount of hair than other breeds – it is silky and fine with a plush structure and, as opposed to the more common flat hair, stands out from the body. Expressive whiskers and a prominent chin round up the noble appearance.
What traits are unique to the Russian Blue?
Learning to read facial expressions
Though of a captivating beauty, the Russian Blue is no diva in the least– on the contrary! When meowing, it will use the softest of voices and there usually is no scratching, hissing or biting. In fact, the Russian Blue will always avoid conflict. Instead, they will make their wishes known through a broad range of facial expressions which their human may learn to read and interpret.
For that reason, cat lovers with high sensitivity are a good match for this breed: They will easily read her and can act accordingly. Then, the Russian Blue will feel well taken care of. It will reward you with serenity and affection, and may remain a playful companion up until old age.