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As far as cat people are concerned, the breed doesn’t matter. All types of cats are great, but it’s hard to not have a favorite. One breed that people all over the world love is the Russian Blue.While the origin of the breed is still not entirely known, it’s no mystery why the Russian Blue cats are so popular. More cat lovers are seeking this natural breed as they make excellent companions, for both young and old people. Here are some facts about the Russian Blue cats to show you how amazing they really are.
- They hail from northern RussiaSome people believe that the Russian Blue cat breed was once the royal choice of pets among Russian czars. This breed of aristocratic cats originated from the cold wildernesses of northwest Russia. These gray-colored felines were prized for their dense fur, making them popular pets. Stories claim that sailors brought Russian Blue cats with them from the port city of Arkhangelsk, or Archangel in English, to Northern Europe and other parts in the 1800s. People often associated these cats to the port’s name, which is why they were earlier called Archangel Blue.
- They are incredibly good lookingIt’s hard to look at a Russian Blue cat and not fall in love. Their majestic features combined with long, slender limbs earn them the supermodel stature among cat breeds. Their incredible looks is why Russian Blues are so often seen in TV advertisements or on bags of kitty food.
- They are very well-behavedWhile most cats can seem rather pompous and arrogant, Russian Blues are docile and extremely easy to train. Compared to other breeds, they have a pleasant disposition and are sometimes shy around new people. While these cats are predominantly independent, they can also be extremely affectionate toward their owners.
- They’re great for allergiesThere is an incredible amount of people in the world who are allergic to cats but crave feline companionship. The Russian Blue cat is a great pet for people who are typically allergic to cats thanks to its hypoallergenic coat. This breed sheds very little fur and produces lower amounts of the allergenic protein Fel d 1, which normally triggers your allergies.
- They are low-maintenance petsLong-haired cat breeds require a lot of looking after. Russian Blue cats have short fur, which makes it a lot easier to look after them. You don’t have to spend all that time brushing their fur to prevent clumps and matting. Russian Blues are also genetically healthy, which means they like to keep themselves and their surroundings clean.Here’s a bonus tip - Russian Blue cats get along great with other pets like dogs, hamsters, and birds thanks to their calm, friendly nature. If these reasons don’t convince you, spend some time with a Russian Blue and you’ll know you’ve met your best friend.