About Breed

Russian blue known as Archangel Blue is a cat breed that has existed for approximately 161 years. Originally, the breed comes from Russia. After Second World War, England, Scandinavia and USA have started developing the breed. Russian Blues bred in England differ from Scandinavian Russian Blues. In each of those regions, the breed has developed slightly differently. American type is a cross between Scandinavian and English type.


Russian Blue cats learn very quickly, they are smart and curious, however they do not like changes in environment. They can be shy and afraid in new places or around new people or animals, but it is a matter of time before they are comfortable with them. They form a strong bond with the owner and they can be depressed and anxious if they do not have enough social contact. They are playful and active and love interacting with other people and animals.



Russian blue has double layer grey coat. The under layer is soft and the outer layer is grey (gives blue shade) with silver/white tips. The fur is really soft, people describe it as “soft as velvet”. The fur can be either bright grey or dark grey depending on the line and type.


Rather large, almost round, just oval enough to show oriental slant. Set far apart. Color is green in adults, with kittens changing from yellow to green.


Almost as wide at base as they are tall; appear pointed; slightly rounded tips. Rather large, set far apart, as much on the side as on top of head. The outside covered with short, fine hair and furnishings cover approximately ½ inside ear.


ShapeProfileMuzzleMuzzle BreakSkullChin
Modified Wedge with seven flat planes. The seven flat planes are: A vertical line from the tip of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The profile from the tip of the nose to the forehead. The flat top head from the front of the forehead back. Two planes in the muzzle (one on each side). Two planes formed by the high, wide cheekbones (one on each side). Straight nose and flat forehead forming two planes Medium length None Top flat and narrow; forehead high Flat vertical plane from tip of nose to bottom of chin
Table 1: TICA Breed Standards, Head


Foreign Males proportionally larger than females. Long Fine. Note: Cat will appear to be chunkier due to density of coat. Fine bones do not mean the cat is small. Lithe, slender, Having solid weight, no excessive
Long, fine-boned, firm and
Well-rounded, small,
appears to stand and walk on tiptoe.
Table 2: TICA Breed Standards, Body


Tail is long, tapering from a rather thick base to slender tip. and slightly striped in young age, although when the cat grows up, stripes tend to disappear.

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