Russian Blue cats are intelligent, quiet, and sensitive. They are clean
and shed very little. They make excellent pets for those who might
have allergies to other breeds. People with asthma have preferred the
Russian Blue because of its lower level of dander.
They love to play with small toys around the house, and enjoy jumping
and climbing, but, unlike some other playful breeds, Russians are
rarely destructive. Because they are intelligent, can train with people to
perform simple tasks as throwing toys so that they can retrieve them.
They are agile, light-footed cats who may seem to fly around the house with
the grace of a dancer.
Russian Blues can easily bond with people and are loyal to those who love them, frequently following them from room to room to be near them. Russians show their affection in a variety of ways. Some enjoy leaping onto the shoulder of people and riding there. They are sensitive and look genuinely hurt when forthcoming to show affection and are put aside
Because the basic temperament of Russian Blues ranges from slightly
reserved to quietly shy, they can be cautious or nervous around strangers. Russians prefer to take their time to investigate with new people.
It pays off to put time into developing an affectionate relationship with a Russian Blue. People who have known other breeds often remark on the special close and deep bonding that they feel with their Russians