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The Russian Blue was brought to the UK via the Archangel Port in Russia in the 1800s, which is why they are sometimes known as Archangel Cats.
They are intelligent and playful, but can be shy around strangers. They develop a close bond with their family and are affectionate to those they know. Russian blues get along with children and other pets, so are ideal family pets.
The coat of a Russian blue has two layers of short, thick fur, with a soft and downy undercoat and a pure blue overcoat with silver tips that give the distinctive shimmering appearance. This contrasts well with their vivid green eyes. Minimal coat maintenance is required as they do not shed very much.
Life expectancy: 15 to 20 years
Originating country: Russia
Temperament: intelligent, mellow, shy
Interesting fact: Russian Blues can be taught to fetch in the same way dogs can, in fact it is one of their favourite pastimes