Russian Blue

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Our collection of Russian Blue images features champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Russian Blue fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Russian Blue overview

Distinguished by its coat, its vivid green eyes and its large, high-set ears. Championship status. Friendly and quietly talkative. Needs little grooming.

Other known names for Russian Blue

Archangel Blue, Archangel Cat, Foreign Blue, Russian Shorthair

Abyssinian foreign names

Blauwe Rus (Dutch), Bleu Russe (French), Russisch Blau (German), Azul Ruso (Spanish)



Breed number/code

No 16 (GCCF) / RUS (FIFe)

Biological data

Moderately long, graceful, but not oriental in type.
Hair quality
Very dense, fine and short, with a plushy texture.
White and black are accepted at Preliminary status,
but these are rarely seen.
Eye colours

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Russian Blue – Breed standard

The below links are external

Russian Blue references and further reading

Russian Blue Breed Council

Russian Blue Breeders Association

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Russin Blue cats or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

Please get in touch 
Associations and Specialists – We are happy to link to your Russian Blue association or specialist area, all we ask is for you to return the favour.
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Breeders – We work with many great cat photographers such as Helmi Flick, Alan Robinson and Tetsu Yamazaki and we'd love to build our contact list of leading breeders. Who knows when you might get a call. Please email us your details.

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Russian Blue cat photo by Tetsu Yamazaki Animal Photography
AP-06TRCB - Russian Blue cat
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki