Russian blue cat

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The origin of the Russian Blue cat breed is a bit of a mystery, but most experts believe that they originated in the port of Arkhangelsk, Russia – also known as the beautifully-named Archangel Isles. The Russian Blue is a gentle cat with a somewhat shy nature around strangers. They are devoted to and affectionate with their loved ones. 

The breed made the trip from Russia to Great Britain sometime in the mid-1800s, likely brought by sailors. The Russian Blue is a naturally occurring breed, meaning it is not the end result of breeders mixing cat breeds together. In addition, the Russian Blue has quite a legacy! Here are some interesting facts. The Russian Blue is a very healthy, hardy cat with no specific health problems. 

The Russian Blue is a gentle cat with a somewhat shy nature around strangers. They can be very shy around strangers. Don’t expect a Russian Blue to give a warm welcome to strangers. Often startled easily, the Russian Blue will hide when unfamiliar people approach.

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