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Russian Blue Cat Personality
Russian Blues are gentle, genteel cats, and are usually reserved, or absent, when strangers are around. When they're with their own beloved humans, however, they are affectionate and playful. Russian Blues are active but not annoyingly so. They like nothing better than to spend time retrieving a favorite toy or chasing sunbeams. They willingly entertain themselves, but prefer that their favorite humans join in the fun. When you're home, they follow you around, unobtrusive but ever-present companions. The slight upturn to the corners of the mouth makes most Russian Blues appear to be forever smiling.
Russian Blues like their usual routine and dislike environmental changes more than the average cat. They particularly dislike changes to their dinner schedule. They are also fastidious about their litter boxes and will complain if they're not spic and span.
The members of this breed are polite, quiet, and well-behaved. It is easy to train them to stay off counters and out of off-limit areas with a simple 'No', but Russian Blues seem to think politeness should go both ways and take offense at being made to look silly. You can trust them to know when you're laughing at them and they won't soon forget it either.
Russian Blue Cat Breed Traits
This breed's most distinctive feature, its beautiful double coat, is silky, plush, and so dense it stands out from the body. You can literally draw pictures in the fur with your fingers and the patterns will remain until you smooth them over or until your feline friend tires of the game and walks off. The coat's guard hairs bear silver tipping that reflects light, giving the coat a silver sheen. Combined with the vivid green eyes, the Russian Blue is a strikingly beautiful breed. Even though it's short, the dense double coat does require some grooming to keep the coat looking its best.
Although blue is the only color accepted by the North American registries, in Australia, New Zealand, and England, other colors are recognized.
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