From the humble
British Shorthair and the super-cute Ragdoll to the exotic Siamese and
the leopard-like Bengal, there’s something to love about every breed of
Ask any cat owner which is the best and they’ll give you a lengthy sales
pitch on why theirs is the breed to beat all breeds.
But if you’re looking for an elegant, independent and intelligent
feline, look no further than the beautiful Russian Blue.
They might have a bit of a reputation for being aloof but they make
Here are reasons why Russian Blues are the best…
Russian Blues have a
plush double coat that makes them look bigger than they actually are.
Underneath all that fur is a lean, strong and dexterous form that moves
quickly and lightly – perfect for leaping into the air and landing on
tall wardrobes and doors.
Forget boring black and white moggies – the Russian Blue has blue, silvery grey fur that shimmers in the light.
It’s the perfect camouflage, blending into dark furnishings and shadowy corners.
As Russian Blues
mature, their wide, soulful eyes become a vivid green colour, a hue
which grows brighter and more intense with age.
This trait is a constant source of fascination for cat lovers on
Unlike more temperamental breeds, Russian Blues are easy to train.
In fact, they can happily amuse themselves for a whole day while their owner is at work.
Russian Blues can be shy and reserved at first, but once they get to know you they love to play games.
Favourite pastimes include running after toys, playing fetch and chasing flies through the window.
They also love a good game of catch the mouse where they can quite literally attack your expensive iPad.
This is one breed of cat that loves human company, often declaring fierce loyalty to one particular person.
Great if you live alone and like carrying a moggie around like Doctor Evil.