The Russian Blue Cat is an elegant pet. Here is your informative A-list of Russian Blue Cat. The Russian Blue Cat is also known as Archangel Blue, Archangel Cat, Spanish Blue, Blue Russian, Blue Maltese, Bleu Resse or Foreign Blue. This cat breed was originated from the Archangel Isles in Northern Russia. In 1860s, some sailors brought Russian Blue Cats from Archangel Isles to England and Northern Europe. In 1875, this cat breed was showed as Archangel Cat at Crystal Palace in England. After World War II, breeders started mix Siamese Cat with this cat breed. In 1890s, this cat breed became popular in United States. This cat breed was recognized by Cat Fanciers Association (CFA), The International Cat Association (TICA) and the American Cat Fancier’s Association (AFCA). In the New Zealand Cat Fancy (NZCF) and Australian Cat Federation (ACF) recognized this cat breed as “Russian” and three coat color (blue, white and black) are accepted. Today, Russian Blue Cat is one of the people-oriented cats.

Facts about Russian Blue Cat

  • Temperament – The Russian Blue Cat is friendly, graceful, independent, intelligent, shy, gentle and extremely affectionate with family. This cat breed suits for the modern home. They will take care themselves when you leave them alone for long period. Russian Blue Cats are also known as temperamental cat; they are quiet most of the time. They have a soft and sweet voice. They are less destructive compared with other cat breeds. The Russian Blue Cat is also a clean cat; they want to keep clean for their litter box. They enjoy spending time with family; they love play a game of fetch or play with some toys. They will vary of strangers. They can get along with children and other pets. It is advisable to start Russian Blue Kitten obedience training and socialization during their kitten hood.
  • Appearance – The Russian Blue Cat has a muscular medium-sized body. They have a wedged-shaped head and come with a pair of large almond-shaped green eyes. They have a long neck. The large ears are pointed and the legs are long. The paws are small and slightly rounded. They have a long tail and tapers to a point.
  • Coat color and pattern – The Russian Blue Cat has a short double coat and it looks plushy. This cat breed is best known for its blue coat. Some other colors as white, black or red are accepted.






Russian Blue Cat Breed Information

Size Medium
Weight 7 – 12 pounds (male and female)
Group Natural Cat Breed
Exercise Ability Let them play and run around
Life Span 13 – 15 years
Litter Size 2 to 4 kittens
Grooming Requirements Weekly brushing is recommended
Environment Indoor


The Russian Blue Cat has no common health issue; basically this is a healthy cat breed. Do not over this cat breed.

If you are interested in this cat breed, you may adopt Russian Blue Cat from Russian Blue Cat rescue or look for Russian Blue Cat breeders.

Russian Blue Cat Breeders

ChristataCats Russian Blue – Russian Blue Cat breeders located in British Columbia, Canada.

Petergof – Russian Blue Cat breeders located in the state of Arizona, United States.

Wynterwynd – Russian Blue Cat breeders located in the state of Michigan, United States.

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