Russian Blue cats, from the Archangel Isles in Russia, are distinguished for their grey-blue coats. Highly intelligent and independent, Russian Blues don't need much attention yet are loyal and sociable.
The Chartreux, another grey cat breed with almost blue fur, is thick and rounded with wooly fur that needs regularly cleaning. Since being brought to France from the mid-east in the 1500s, the Chartreux has been known as placid,
Nebelung, a rare cat breed from the German word "nebel," meaning mist or fog, was developed in the US in the 1980s. Nebelungs love playing with family and warm up quickly.
Though best known for its folded ears (a genetic abnormality), the Scottish Fold also has a rounded head, lovely eyes, and complete devotion to its owners. Short-haired, medium-sized Scottish Fold cats are friendly and love to follow you. They come in silver-blue and other colors.
This native American long-haired cat was initially recognized as a breed in Maine. Its strong body and thick coat (available in numerous colors, including grey) make it ideal for hard winters. Although huge,
Since the Victorian era, the Persian has been the most popular pedigreed cat in the US and maybe the world. Expressive and affectionate, Persians come in many colors and require a lot of grooming, yet they're versatile and pleasant with almost everyone.
The Egyptian Mau, bred from Egyptian Tabby cats and recognized as a breed by the US in 1958, is famed for its wild agility and speed yet is docile and affectionate at home.
The American Shorthair, the first house cat, came to America on the Mayflower and has huge eyes, short ears, and somewhat flattened features. American Shorthairs aren't necessarily grey,
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