The Russian Blue is a naturally occuring breed that comes in shades of light, glossy silver to darker, slate blue-gray. It has bright green eyes. At one point, they bred with Siamese because there were so few of the Russian Blues, so sometimes you will come across one that is white or white with blue, like a Siamese. People call these cats "colorpoint", "whites", or "pointed" Russians.
They have what is known as a "double coat"; their undercoat is soft and downy, with the guard hairs blue with silver tips.
They were thought to have originated in Arkhangel'sk in Russia.
Russian Blues are known for being calm and curious, and sympathetic to human emotions. They will play fetch, open doors, and play with a variety of toys. They are also sought out not only for being hypo-allergenic, but for being generally quiet and loyal, though they are reserved around strangers. Russian Blues are often taught tricks and are fierce hunters, bringing down an assortment of prey.
They have a life expectancy of 10-20 years, living this long because they have little genetic problems and are not prone to illness.
Arlene of Garfield is a Russian Blue.
A Russian Blue kitten is a trained assassin in the Dogs & Cats film. Also, in the sequel, Dogs & Cats: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Cathryn is a Russian Blue.
Eben and Snooch are Russian Blues in the Two Lumps comic strip.
The Nyan Cat meme was inspired by the creator's cat, Marty.
The Persian cat has long fur, small ears, and a short, flat muzzle.
Polycystic kidney disease affects many Persians, half the population in some places
The Persian has many variants.
The Himalayan, or colorpoint longhair, was produced by breeding the Persian with the Siamese. It looks like a Persian with Siamese coloring.
The exotic shorthair is the same as a Persian, but with a far shorter coat. Itis part American Shorthair.
Toy and Teacup Sizes
This variant is produced by harmful and repetitive inbreeding by breeders, causing severe health issues and shorter lifespans.
Chinchilla Longhair and Sterling
In the US, there was an attempt to establish the silver Persian as its own breed, but it was not accepted. However, in South Africa, it was more successful.
The modern Siamese is characterized by blue, almond-shaped eyes, large ears, a triangular head shape, an elongated, slender body, and point coloration.
Siamese are very social and intelligent. They often bond to a single person, though they enjoy being around people. Some are very vocal, with a loud, low-pitched voice that sounds almost like a sheep or goat in some cases. Siamese also tend to be active and playful, and are sometimes described as behaving more dog-like than cat-like.
The Scottish fold is formed by a cartilage mutation. All of them are born with straight ears, but those with the gene will usually crease within 21 days. Those that don't crease are called Straights. They can be long or short haired.
Scottish folds are usually good natured and calm, adjusting to other animals and people quite well. They tend to become very attached to their owners, and are known for being intelligent and playful. They like to be outdoors, and can also be quite stubborn. Loneliness is something they dislike, and it will make them feel depressed.
The Maine Coon is one of the largest domestic cat breeds, and is the Maine state cat. Their coat is long or medium length, and is silky and soft. Their fur is shorter on the head and neck, and is longest on the flank and stomach, though some cats have a lion-like ruff. Their fur requires minimal grooming compared to other long-hairs due to a light undercoat. Maine Coon's fur is also subject to seasonal change-thicker in the winter, thinner in the summer. Their fur is also water-resistant.
Maine Coons are known as "gentle giants" and have above-average intelligence, making them easy to train. They are loyal and cautious-but never mean-around strangers. They are also independent and not very clingy. They aren't really a lap cat, but they are gentle, making them relaxed around children and dogs. They also tend to be playful, though the males are thought to be more clownish and the females to retain more of their dignity, though they are equally affectionate. They also have a healthy curiosity with water.
The British shorthair has a broad chest and thickset legs. It has a short muzzle and broad cheeks with wide eyes, making it look startled. The British blue coloration has coppery orange eyes. It has an unusual coat that is dense and without and undercoat, making it wooly and plush, and when it moves, there are line breaks.
It is very calm and good-natured, and not as playful as other breeds, but loyal and devoted. They will take a fair amount of physical interaction, but do not like to be picked up or carried, as a rule.
Ragdolls have blue eyes and mostly gray, white, and brown coloring. Their coat is medium-length and it has a darker, panda-like mask around the eyes. Its lack of an undercoat reduces matting and shedding. They are born white, and reach good coloring 8-10 months, and full color at 3-4 years.
It is known for being docile, and its name comes from how they relax and go slightly limp when picked up. They are known as affectionate, intelligent, and gentle, and are sometimes described as dog-like or puppy-like because of how at ease they are.
Munchkin cats are named for their short legs, which are caused by a genetic mutation, making it smaller than most other cats. Its coat is medium-length plush, though sometimes its coat is longer.
They are good-natured, playful, outgoing, intelligent, and people-oriented.
Sphynx cats are known for their lack of fur, though they may have short, clear hairs.