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Russian Shorthair

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A Six Month old Russian Shorthair
A Six Month old Russian Shorthair

Country of Origin Russia
Date of Origin Pre 1800s
Weight 3 - 5.5 Kgs (7 - 12 lbs)

Main Characteristics

Russian Shorthairs are medium sized, graceful cats. Their short, dense, very fine coat can be blue, black or white in colour.


Russian Shorthairs are reserved and wary.


If you are considering a Russian Shorthair as a pet, consider the following points:
They require light grooming
They are self contained
They are sedate
They are usually quiet

Interesting Facts

Russian Shorthairs are also known as:
Archangel Cat
Archangel Blue
Foreign Blue
Maltese Cat
Spanish Blue
Russian Blue

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