Blue Cat of Russia: you got it right, it’s a blue cat from Russia and it’s short-haired. It is an official breed since 1912, the Blue Cat of Russia, and in the First World War it also risked extinction, but then it came to us. Called Russian Blue or Blue Red, it is not a common cat, especially in Italy, but it is really beautiful. Let’s discover together the appearance, the price and the character of this cat so particular among the rose of feline breeds. The precise origins of the Russian Blue are not yet known: it is known that these feline specimens were present in the Russian northwest, precisely in the port city of Arcangelo. The sailors as often happened, embarked these cats to host them in the hold: their job was to hunt mice. Unfortunately, these animals had a bad end because of their coat, used to make hats, sleeves, and coats for coats as a replacement for the otter. He is an aristocratic cat since there was one at the court of Tsar Nicholas: a legend tells that the nanny kept him to watch over the children’s beds to keep away the evil spirits. Even Queen Victoria, a convinced cat girl, apparently had one. With the participation in the Crystal Palace in London at the beginning of the 1900s, the consecration arrived despite being in the presence of Carthusians, Korats, and British Blue. Nowadays, it is known in England, in Sweden and the USA.
Blue Cat of Russia: appearance
The Russian Blue is a medium-sized feline: the feline appears short-haired and blue, with green eyes, and according to many, it reminds the Gioconda’s smile as an expression. The males weigh from 3.5 to 5 kilos, while the females reach up to 4 kg. Slim and agile despite the soft shapes, it has the cheeks, the rounded head and the ears covered with hair. The eyes are almond-shaped and oblique, while the tail becomes thinner at the end, like the limbs and feet. Its coat is short and thick and has an undercoat, of a uniform gray-blue without streaks. Puppies up to one year can have tabs in the coat. There are theAustralian and Belgian variants, respectively with white fur with silver highlights and bright gloss black. The pointed variety was born from crosses, a white fur with a blue tail, snout, and legs. It does not need any special care other than brushing it every week and passing the buckskin to keep it shiny. Eyes and ears must be kept clean, as must the nails that must be periodically checked. The eye that the cat is greedy: better to be careful to the feeding, alternating wet and dry food and dosing it properly.
Blue Cat of Russia: character
This feline is a perfect apartment animal unless a party is organized every night: the Blue cat of Russia hates loud noises and little meows, in a moderate and persuasive tone. Elegant and harmonious, it is not intrusive and understands when it has to manifest itself. It guarantees the presence at home but does not spite and does not seek attention, unless he is ill. Also the cohabitation with other animals and above all with the children, but will choose only a member of the family as a reference and to which is dedicated soul and body.
Russian Blue Cat: price
The Russian blue cat is suitable for apartment life, it’s beautiful, but it costs. The price varies from 600 to 800 Eur or for a healthy or pedigree puppy or young, with exams and medical examinations as well as documents in place. Online you can find puppies of this breed as gifts or at much lower prices: better to ask your veterinarian for advice before proceeding with the purchase, more than anything else to see if there are any defects, diseases or anything else. Even if they are not pure-bred, it does not matter for those who do not want to attend the cat shows, but it is a risk especially if they will live with other cats.