Cat Russian blue - graceful handsome man from Arkhangelsk
Cat Russian blue refers to the breed of short-haired cats. It is believed that he comes from Arkhangelsk. A bluish-silver wool, emerald eyes and a shy smile - this cat appeared this way at an exhibition in London in Crystal Palace.
The Russian blue cat, whose photo you see in this article, is well known all over the world. However, experts have not yet come to a common opinion about its origin. Researchers agree in one: a breed appeared in Arkhangelsk, from where the British sailors were taken to England. But how these handsome men appeared in Russia, is still unclear. Shorthair cats of similar color have long been known in Europe, and for a long time the Russian blue was called Maltese or Spanish. Only in the thirties of the last century the breed received the official name - Russian blue, which was singled out as an independent separate class.
After the war, the Russian blue cat almost disappeared. Then the breeders began to restore the breed. After a tense and painstaking work, they managed to do it. Again, the standard was withdrawn, and the Russian blue cat reappeared at the exhibitions.
From time to time these amazing cats were born kittens with beautiful long hair.They were discarded and prevented from breeding. But a few such kittens were lucky enough to be born in America, in the house of Kora Bob. She immediately noticed the unusual wool of the kids. She showed them to geneticists, and they delivered their verdict: they are Russian blue long-haired. The bark began to breed a new variety. She called these pets Nibelungs. In fact, this cat is Russian blue, but with long hair. For them a separate standard is written.
The cat is a medium-sized animal with a thick, velvety but short hair. Has a long and graceful body. The limbs are elongated, with the hind legs much longer than the forelegs. The tail is long, at the base it is thick, tapering to the tip. The neck is thin and long, but thanks to a thick fur it does not seem so. The head is wedge-shaped, the skull is narrow and flat, a powerful chin. Big ears pointed at the tips. Almond-shaped eyes are widely spaced and located slightly at an angle.
The cat is blue, the creature is incredibly cautious. He knows his worth well, jealously guards his own territory, takes very cautious attitude to strangers.
Cat Russian blue, like all other cats, chooses a master of family members. This does not mean that he will disrespect others, but only the owner will love and obey unconditionally.
The breeding of these animals is not difficult, although it has its own peculiarities. "Rendezvous" should occur on the territory where the owner is a Russian blue cat. The mating of these animals does not require special skills and knowledge. But it is necessary to take into account that the pairing of this breed with some other is strictly forbidden. Find a thoroughbred blue cat in the nursery or on the ad.