Russian Blue – natural cat breed
This cat is a rare and precious. It is a natural breed, without being the result of man-directed selection. It is said that this cat would have been preferable for countries and Cossack warriors that used to start the battle with restless cats with claws on their backs. The first information about the race from is from1860, when she arrived in the UK brought by the ships arriving from the Russian port of Arkhangelsk, through the White Sea. World War II represents a period of stagnation in all breeds, the rare ones being right on the point of extinction. Race is held in growth as an ascending Englishwoman, and since the ’50s, a group of British and Scandinavian breeders try to save the race, calling the cross with twins blue point. In 1965 the results of the selection approaches to that of a standard before the First World War. In the U.S., the breed is registered with CFA in the early twentieth century until 1960 but rarely participated in exhibitions of cats
This race, by some authors, is based on the old cat Arkhangelsk, which was matted with blue conjoined twins and after a rigorous selection has managed to obtain a genetically, population , which was standardized in 1965.
Medium-sized breed with short hair, is characterized by a rectangular head, long and relatively flat, wide forehead and fronted-nasal line is right, which form an evident angle. The ears are well distances between the base and slightly loose .They are sharp, transparent, fine and covered by fine thick hairs. The eyes are large, open, expressive, almond-shaped, ranging in color from glossy green to emerald green. The neck is well developed and connected to the head and torso.
The trunk is long, well developed, balanced, covered by a compact muscle, it is supported by long and strong limbs, and it ends with hard and sharp claws. The tail is long, straight, smooth, and thins towards the terminal. The body is covered with short hair, often thin, and slightly elevated compared to the trunk, otherwise characteristic of the breed. Coat color is blue-gray, silver shot, focused mainly on animal movement.
Character and conduct.
It is one of the best cats for growth in small spaces because of the special qualities they have. It is a calm pet, clean and very affectionate, living in total agreement with the owner .The cat, highly intelligent, guesses from the eyes of her master if she can make a particular action.
Very playful in his youth, with age, becomes more quiet, dealing more with the daily toilet .She is a good companion not only for family members, but also for other animals, with whom agrees to share time and interests . It is particularly human company, but avoids too loud children, or who behave in a more brutal way.
It is an extremely resistant animal to low temperatures, however she prefers to sit near a source of heat . Less squeamish, responds very well to a variety of food. It has great desire to eat and can be prone to obesity, so it would be good to be given carefully rations. Generally not a dainty cat. Like any breed with short hair, the care require special attention, but coat must be brushed regularly with a soft brush.
Other varieties are not allowed, just the standard one