Blue Russian

Bengal breed information

The Russian Blue is a quiet gentle cat that does not like loud sounds or extreme noise. They are very intelligent cats and masters in the art of escape. Usually they are very fond of their boss or adherering to a person of there choice.
It is a breed with few health problems. You often see that they remain playful into old age.

NOK Russian Blue standard (including White and Black) – Derived from the GCCF standard

The Russian is an elegant cat of moderate Oriental type, without excessively long form of the Oriental Shorthair. His high-set ears, almond shaped green eyes, flat skull, with prominent whisker pads along with the characteristic double-coated, soft are characteristics of this breed.

Head
Short wedge with a flat skull between the ears. Short wedge-shaped snout with prominent whisker pads that allow a more broad muzzle end. In profile the forehead and nose are straight, they make a slight convex corner at the height of the upper eye area, there should be no cap or dent or a straight profile. Sturdy, full chin and a tight mouth. Straight line from nose to chin. Kittens often seems to have a more rounded head and the angle of the profile is not so clear.
Ears
Large pointed ears, wide at the base and vertical. The outside of the ear sets forth the line from the top of the head – can be less clear due to the male jowls. Little hair inside the ears.
Eyes
Almond-shaped eyes, wide apart, not small nor deeply set. Eye beautifully colored green, with kittens, the eye color can come later.
Body
Tall and slim with a muscular but graceful posture. Cobby or heavy build is undesirable.
Legs and Feet
Medium heavy bone structure, long legs with small oval feet.
Tail
Moderately long, tapering in proportion to the body. The tail can be firm but no wip-tail or round tip.
Coat
The coat is double with a very dense undercoat. Short, fine and soft. He should not feel stiff. The fur coat is very different from the structures of other short hair and is characteristic of the Russian.
Colors
Russian Blue: monochromatic blue with a distinct silver sheen. Preferably mid blue. The fur is dyed into the hair roots. The hairs show no ticking or tipping point although the hair point may lack pigment, and so the silver sheen created. Adult cats may not have visible ghost marking. Blue nose leather, pads may be lighter than leather nose.
Russian White: pure white coat with no yellow hue. Colored spot on the head only allowed with kittens. Nose leather and paw pads: pink.
Russian Black: jet black hair, dyed to the roots. A brown tinge is permitted in kittens. Nose leather and paw pads: black

Not allowed:

  1. Smooth lying coat
  2. Oriental structure
  3. Compact structure
  4. White in blue and black Russian
  5. Colored spots with White Russian
  6. Incorrect eye color with adults
  7. Weak chin



The Bengal

Russian Blue breed information

Bengals are very fond of water. They love to drink from a running tap and accompany you in the shower. Fetching toy’s and running behind everything is their beloved pastime.
It is a very talkative cat who is still very social. Keeping other races should not be a problem. With a Bengal in the house there is always something to do.

NOK Standard Bengal – Derived from TICA Standard.

The aim of breeding the Bengal is to create a domestic cat with the look of its wild ancestors. Preference is given to those animals, whose structure and marking are different from other breeds.

Head:
In proportion to the body a relatively small head with rounded lines. It is longer than wide, has a broad rounded wedge with a broad snout with well-developed whisker pads, high cheekbones and a firm chin. Long broad nose, that extends to above the eyes and becomes a rounded forehead. The nose alone shows a slightly concave line. The head is strikingly different from other cat breeds.
Ears:
Rather small, actually short ears with rounded tops, which are wide at the base and widely spaced, continuing the lines of the head. They point slightly forward. Tufts on the ears are undesirable.
Eyes:
Large, oval almost round eyes that should not bulge. Slightly oblique, wide apart. The eye color is not as important as the intensity. No blue to black tabby Bengal.
Neck:
Tall and muscular, in proportion with head and body.
Body:
Long and strong with an increasing backline. The body may not be eastern or semi-oriental. Solidly built, but not extremely heavy.
Legs and Feet:
Very solid, well-muscled legs, medium length. The hind legs are longer than the forelegs. The feet are large, round with big knuckles. Solid bone structure.
Tail:
Tail of medium length, thick, tapering to the point and ending around.
Coat:
The coat is fairly short, thick, full and tight. He feels unusually soft and silky.

Not allowed:

  1. Vertical placed spots
  2. Round oyster forms with marbled cats, [Bengal marbled = blotched pattern]
  3. Difference between points and body color makings at Snow Bengal.
  4. White spots different then ‘Ocelli’ fingerprints

Markings: In Bengal, we distinguish two basic patterns: the spotted pattern and the marbled pattern. The spotted pattern consists of round or triangular patches, arbitrary or horizontally.

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