This breed has a distinctly exquisite and elegant look. It has a lean, medium to large body size with an average weight ranging from 8-15 lbs.
The Russian Blue’s body is muscular, long and lean. Its outline is graceful and is one of its distinguishing features. It has a wedge-shaped head that is topped by a pair of large, flared ears, giving this feline a distinctly foreign look.
Its eyes are large and emerald green, complemented by high, wide cheekbones. The shape of its muzzle lends the cat a perpetually smiling expression, adding to its appeal. Its tail, the length of which is proportionate to its body, has a faint set of stripes. This breed’s legs are long and finely boned and end in paws that are oval-shaped and small.
Further, the Russian Blue cat has a lovely blue-grey coat, although the hue is more grey than blue. This breed comes in one colour, pattern, and hair length. However, some Russian cats still carrying the Siamese colourpoint gene may produce black, white, or pointed Russian Blue kittens.
Its soft, short-haired double coat has a shimmering effect, thanks to the silver tip of each strand of its fur. Dense and plush, the Russian Blue coat is silky to the touch. This texture distinguishes it from the British Blue Shorthair’s rather “crisp” coat texture. Due to its thick undercoat, this cat should be combed once weekly to keep it healthy and good-looking.