The Reserved Russian Blue
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
Activity Level: Medium
Coat: Short, Full, Double-coat
Information / Facts: The Russian Blue cat, as its name suggests, hails from Russia. The cat was brought to other areas of the world in the 1860s. The Russian Blue cat is highly recognized by its blue, gray or silver coat. It has large pointed ears and a long slim tail. The Russian Blue cat has a short double fur coat that is very dense. The coat of the Russian Blue cat has silver tips on the top layer of fur, known as guard hairs, which gives the cat a shimmery appearance. This cat also has distinctive green eyes.
Pros: The Russian Blue is very intelligent and tranquil. It is an ideal pet for sedentary households or people who live in small spaces. This cat is also very affectionate, and makes a great lap cat for people who like to relax in front of the television or curl up with a good book. The Russian Blue may be a better choice for people who have mild to moderate allergies, as well. The Russian Blue has a long life expectancy of up to 15 years, making it a good choice for someone who is younger and wants a pet for many years. The Russian Blue has very few health problems and is fairly low maintenance, making it a good choice for those who don't have a lot of time to spend on grooming and maintenance of their cat.
Cons: Since the Russian Blue is so relaxed and happy to chill out and rest by the fire, it may not be the best idea for a household with children.