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​Thank you for taking your time to visit our website. We are a TICA (The International Cat Association) registered cattery located in Upstate New York. We fell in love with this beautiful breed, just like you! Now we have the joy to share their love with you! We have placed health, temperament, and breed standard to their highest priorities while building our breeding program. All of our cats are screened yearly for FiV/FeLV, Fecal samples for parasites, upper respiratory PCR and have biannual physical exams by our veterinarian. 

We hope to have you apart of our Russian Blue family!

The Russian Blue cat is a synonym for elegance and delicate taste. It combines elegance and luxury, homeliness and naturalness. The Russian Blue is both classic and modern. See her only once and you will become a fan of this breed for life. 

There are a few nurseries breeding Russian Blues in the USA, but most of them have been dealing with one single breeding line for many years. 

Living side by side with a Russian Blue, you will quickly realize that this is an ideal partner and a true friend. She subtly feels what you need and when you need time to be alone. She is cheerful and playful, gentle and friendly, and thoughtful and quiet.

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About the Russian Blue


The sparkling, silvery blue coat and brilliant green eyes of the Russian Blue draw immediate attention to this shorthaired breed. But it’s the intelligent and playful disposition that makes the Russian Blue a perfect pet for most households.

Russian BlueThe Russian Blue is a gentle cat with a somewhat shy nature around strangers. They are devoted to and affectionate with their loved ones. Sensitive to their owner’s moods, the Russian Blue will greet you at the door, find a quiet seat next to you, or fetch a toy at playtime. In fact, “fetching” is a favorite pastime for Russians and their owners! Pull out the vacuum cleaner, and the Russian will find a safer and quieter location. Relatively quiet-voiced (except perhaps at mealtime), the Russian Blue appreciates a pat on the head, a window from which to watch the birds, and, of course, the comforts of home. Minimal grooming is required; regular nail clipping, good nutrition, an occasional combing, and lots of petting keep your Russian Blue pet looking spectacular.

Little is known about the origin of the Russian Blue breed, though stories are legendary. Many believe the Russian Blue is a natural breed originating from the Archangel Isles in northern Russia, where the long winters developed a cat with a dense, plush coat. Rumors also abound that the Russian Blue breed descended from the cats kept by the Russian Czars. Assuming the Russian Blue did migrate from northern Russia, it was likely via ship to England and northern Europe in the mid s.

First exhibited at London’s Crystal Palace in as the “Archangel Cat,” the original Russian Blue competed with all other blue cats. In , the Russian Blue was given a separate class for competition as breeders in England and Scandinavia worked to develop the foundation bloodlines for the contemporary Russian Blue. Although Russian Blues were imported to the United States in the early s, it wasn’t until after World War II that North American breeders began combining the European bloodlines to produce cats with plush, silvery coats, emerald eyes, and the distinctive profile. From the s, the Russian Blue began gaining popularity and has become a favorite at cat shows and at home.

Russian BlueOne of the features of the short, silky, dense coat is the plush feel and the lack of constant shedding. The coat color is an even, bright blue, and each guard hair appears as if dipped in silver – giving the Russian a silvery sheen and lustrous appearance. Russian Blues are registered in only one color – blue – and one coat length – short. In contrast to the blue coat, the Russian Blue has large, rounded, wide-set eyes that are vivid green. The head shape is a broad, medium wedge with a flat top and straight nose in profile. Large ears are wide at the base and set rakishly toward the side of the head. The Russian Blue is a medium-sized cat, fine-boned, long, and firmly muscled.

What makes the Russian Blue more than “any other grey cat?” The many years of selective breeding and careful registration of ancestry via pedigrees allowing only blue shorthaired cats has resulted in a breed with a distinctive appearance and a unique personality that sets it apart from other cats&#;making the Russian Blue an entertaining and affectionate companion to its family and friends.

When choosing your Russian Blue you should look for a reputable breeder, who will undoubtedly have a series of questions for you designed to make sure that you and the Russian Blue are compatible. Do not be surprised if there is a wait of some sort. These wonderful family members are worth it. Usually breeders make kittens available between twelve and sixteen weeks of age when they have had sufficient time with their mother and littermates to be well socialized and old enough to have been fully vaccinated. Keeping your Russian Blue indoors, neutering or spaying, and providing acceptable surfaces (scratching posts) for the natural behavior of scratching are essential elements for maintaining a healthy, long, and joyful life. For more information, please contact the Breed Council Secretary for this breed.

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Russian Blue

height
weight
life span
good with
  • children
  • seniors
  • dogs
  • cats
  • families
temperament
  • affectionate
  • neurotic
  • shy
intelligence
shedding amount
playfulness
activity level
vocalness
coat length
colors
patterns
other traits
  • hypoallergenic
  • easy to train
  • easy to groom
  • friendly toward humans
  • friendly toward other pets
  • tolerates being alone
  • high prey drive
  • high potential for weight gain
  • good for first-time pet owners
  • strong loyalty tendencies
  • good lap cat
  • tolerates being picked up

Russian blues are known for their thick, gorgeous blue-gray coat and bright eyes. These cats are sweet, loyal, and cautious animals who love having a routine.

A loving temperament, independent streak, and low grooming requirements make the Russian blue a great family pet. If you have the patience to socialize this shy kitty, you'll gain an affectionate family member who is totally devoted to you.

The Russian blue is a fairly common breed, and kittens from a reputable breeder typically cost between $&#x;$

Appearance

Russian blues are medium-sized cats with plush, dense short coats of hair that stand out from their bodies and make them appear larger than they truly are. Their soft, silky coats are a dark, charcoal gray shade tipped with light, shimmering silver. 

lazy russian blue cat lying on bed

As a naturally occurring breed native to Russia, Russian blues have a short but dense coat to keep them warm during snowy winters.

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Because these cats shed lightly and have lower levels of known feline allergens, some pet owners consider them "hypoallergenic." 

"These cats produce very low levels of glycoprotein Fel d 1, which is the protein in cats that creates allergies in people," says Natalie L. Marks, DVM, CVJ, veterinarian at Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago.

So while there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic cat, some breeds, including the Russian blue, might be a better fit for some people with allergies. Before bringing home a Russian blue kitten, spend time with the breed to see how your allergies react.

One of the most interesting aspects of a Russian blue's appearance is her eyes, which change in hue from yellow to green over time. Like all kittens, Russian blue kittens are born with blue eyes. The blue fades to a light yellow or golden, then turns to yellow with a green ring around four months old and, finally, turns fully bright green in adulthood.

These cats typically weigh 7&#x;12 pounds and stand around 10 inches high. 

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While there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic cat, some breeds, including the Russian blue, might be a better fit for some people with allergies.

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Temperament 

Russian blues are sweet and loyal cats who love to follow their owners around and greet them at the door when they arrive. These pets can be cautious and shy, but are incredibly affectionate once they get acquainted with a new human. When Russian blues feel confident and comfortable in their new homes, they become playful, loving pets. 

They typically get along with kids and other animals, including other cats and the family dog&#x;and despite their affectionate nature, they are calm and not at all clingy. That said, while these sensitive lapcats enjoy being with their people, they can become uncomfortable or withdrawn around strangers.

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Thought a Russian blue might first be shy around new people, a well-socialized kitty will always be down for scritches.

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Russian blues can be very vocal, but are generally soft-spoken and will talk in quiet meows to let you know they need food, water, or attention. This breed is super smart, independent, active, and energetic. Russian blues love to play (so make sure to stock up on cat toys!) but they get calmer with age.

Living Needs

Russian blues absolutely prefer a familiar schedule and might not do well when confronted with new situations. A calm, predictable living environment without frequent visitors is the best fit for these sensitive, shy cats.

Just because they're wary of strangers doesn't mean these cats don't love company&#x;they do! In fact, Russian blues are likely to be great fits with your family members and get along well with other pets and children whom they've had a chance to warm up to.

Their independent streak means these kitties are fine to be left alone for a while, so owners who work long hours or have active social lives outside of the home don't need to worry. But remember: While Russian blues are fine to spend some time alone, they'll happily greet you at the door when you make it back and need plenty of attention to be happy.

Left: Russian blues have a strong hunting instinct, so watching neighborhood squirrels from the window will be a favorite pastime. | Credit: Kevin C Moore / Getty

Right: Russian blues can fit well into most households, especially when they're introduced to new human and animal siblings as a kitten. | Credit: Cavan Images / Getty

Because they're highly intelligent, this breed needs physical and mental stimulation. They'll appreciate having an abundance of toys to help them work out all that body and brain energy. Buy a cat tree (or two), some scratcher toys, and play with your Russian blue whenever she gets the zoomies. A tuckered-out Russian blue will happily spend a few hours curled up in your lap.  

Marks says Russian blues are avid hunters. So don't be surprised if your kitty spends most of her day in the window watching and chattering at passing birds and squirrels. And because of her prey drive, you might want to think twice before bringing home a pet parakeet or hamster.

Potential owners should also know Russian blues can be very finicky about hygiene, especially their litter box. Make sure to clean their litter boxes on a regular schedule so these cats can feel their best. 

Care

Grooming needs for the Russian blue are pretty low-maintenance. These cats require few baths and only weekly brushing to help rid them of loose hairs and keep shedding to a minimum. Regular nail trimming, eye, and ear cleaning are necessary as well.

Russian Blue cat lying down

Russian blue kittens are born with blue eyes that turn golden yellow. But as they enter adulthood, their eyes turn a distinctive green.

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These pets don't need any special exercise regimen&#x;like most cats, they'll work out a lot of energy themselves by playing and running around the house. You can help by leaving out some toys for your Russian blue to play with. 

"The Russian blue has a very strong innate drive to hunt, so a feather toy or fishing-pole toy is perfect to encourage physical and mental exercise," Marks says.

The Russian blue is a smart breed, and they're receptive to training. Teaching your cat to use a litter box and scratching post should be fairly easy, although lots of praise and petting are always helpful training tools.

"This breed is very vocal, loves having conversations back and forth with housemates or pet parents, but really thrives on routine and is not very adaptable to change," Marks says. "Try to keep mealtimes and playtimes scheduled."

russian blue cat standing on a wood bath catty on a clawfoot bathtub

Though Russian blues can be shy and like their alone time, don't be surprised if they follow you around when you come home from work—even during bath time!

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Feed your Russian blue high-quality cat food and monitor food intake to help prevent obesity, which the breed is especially prone to. Check in with your vet to know how much and how often to feed your cat.

Health

Russian blues have a long lifespan of 15&#x;20 years. These cats are generally healthy animals, thanks in large part to the fact that they are a naturally occurring breed.

"This breed loves to eat and may struggle with obesity," Marks says. "They can develop progressive retinal atrophy (or PRA), which is a degenerative deterioration of the retina or vision center of the eye. Additionally, they can develop polycystic kidney disease (or PKD), in which the kidneys become full of fluid-filled spaces, obstructing them from working."

Reputable Russian blue breeders will screen for health issues in kittens, but it's important to have your cat screened often into adulthood. Prioritize regular veterinarian visits for your Russian blue and take the advice of your cat's vet.

History

Russian blues, unsurprisingly, hail from Russia. Some experts speculate that they are a natural breed that developed in the Archangel Isles in Northern Russia, according to The Cat Fanciers' Association, and their signature short-but-thick coats were to protect them from those harsh winters.

gray cat looking up at camera

With their beautiful silvery-grey coat and big green eyes, it's easy to identify a Russian blue.

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According to the CFA, the Russian blue cat was a favorite of Russian czars, and today's breed is a descendant of those long-ago royal cats.

Russian blues were first exhibited in , and the cats were imported to the United States in the early 20th century. In the s, the Russian blue began picking up in popularity, becoming the popular housecat known and loved today.

Fun Facts

  • Some consider Russian blues omens of good luck.
  • Russian blue cats have been compared to the iconic Mona Lisa, thanks to their smiling appearance.
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Russian Blue

The most commonly held theory regarding this breed’s origin is that Russian Blues were brought to Great Britain in by British sailors from the White Sea port town of Archangel (Arkhangelsk) in northern Russia. Whether this story is true—and if true, whether the cats really originated in that area—is anyone’s guess. Their thick coats give credence to the theory that they developed in a cold climate, and, according to accounts, blue shorthairs still exist in Russia.

The Russian Blue is not believed to be related to the other three shorthaired solid blue breeds: Thailand’s Korat, France’s Chartreux, and Britain’s British Blue (now called the British Shorthair). The four breeds have distinct differences in coat type, conformation, and personality, although the Korat, Chartreux, and Russian Blue share a similar silver-blue sheen. Since all four of these breeds have been around for so long that their ancestries are shrouded in legend and conjecture, a common ancestor is possible.

In a Russian Blue was shown at the first cat show at the Crystal Palace in London, under the name Archangel Cat. At this point, Russian Blues were shorthaired, solid blue felines with foreign body types. From photos and published sources of the time, the original coat was thick, dense, glossy, and colored a light silver-blue. Russian Blues competed in the same class with all other shorthaired blues, despite obvious differences in type. Since the round-headed, cobby British Blues were favored in the show halls, the slender Russian Blues rarely won.

Finally, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) acknowledged the breed, and in the Russian Blue was granted a class of its own. The breed then made progress until World War II when it almost became extinct, as did many other breeds.

The Russian Blue arrived in America in the early s, but it was not until that serious attempts at breeding and promoting in the United States began. Russian Blues are now accepted for championship in all North American cat associations.

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Manhattan Kittens: Russian Blues

Russian Blue kittens are an exquisite looking cat with a plush double coat of shimmering  silver-blue highlights.  They have a sleek body, beautiful emerald green eyes and always appear to be smiling.  Their nose and paw pads are soft and lilac in color.  Russian Blue cats have an exceptional temperament and are very devoted to their owners.   They have an inquisitive nature and can often be seen sitting closely observing you wash the dishes, attempting to play with the water.  They are a quietly spoken cat with a very soft voice, however they love to communicate in whichever way they can.   Russian Blue kittens are beautiful, affectionate cats that are well suited for any lifestyle and family situation.

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