Russian cats are reserved with strangers until they have fully assessed them.
Russian adult black and white

About the Russian

Russians are friendly and playful, and adapt readily to any family situation. These cats have no difficulty accepting other animals within the household and are patient with children.

Russians are easy to handle and have no special demands, however, if they are allowed outdoors it’s best to provide them with a safe, enclosed area to avoid any injuries beyond their home.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

Country: Russia

Coat: Short coat

Size category: Medium

Avg life expectancy: 15-20 years

Sociable / Intelligent / Friendly / Playful

Key facts

  • Requires an outdoor enclosure
  • Needs little grooming
  • Patient with children and other animals

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