The Russian Blue Breeders' Association
Affiliated to the GCCF and Feline Advisory Bureau
The RBBA is open to all lovers of Russian Blues. Despite the name, you don’t have to be a breeder to join, in fact you don’t even have to own a cat. An interest in the breed is all that is required.
The RBBA currently has over 400 members, mainly in the UK but also in the rest of Europe, Australia and the USA. Although some members do breed, show and/or judge Russians many are simply pet owners who like to receive the magazine Russian Tails and have contact with other owners of this delightful breed.
The Association publishes Russian Tails twice yearly and it is sent free to all members. The newsletter includes articles and advertisements from members and a list of Russian Blue cats at stud. We also hold a Championship Show for Russian Blues and Household Pets at the beginning of October each year and put on classes at as many GCCF shows as possible. The winners of these classes can apply for special rosettes to commemorate their win. The club also has a large number of cups and trophies which are awarded annually. Many are presented at the annual show but over 80 cups are also presented at the AGM in May.
If you are interested in joining the Association an application form can be obtained from the Hon. Treasurer & Membership Secretary:
The current subscription rates are as follows:
There is also an initial entry fee of £1.00 per person.
The club’s year runs from January to December so subscription renewals become due on the 1st of January each year. However, anyone joining after the 1st of September is deemed to be fully paid for to the end of the following year.
New members have to be proposed and seconded by existing members and approved by the Committee. Many new owners of Russian Blue kittens get their breeder to propose them. However, for those who don’t have anyone to propose them a signature from their Veterinary Surgeon will be sufficient.
The RBBA Committee usually meets 4 times a year so there may be some delay between receipt of your application and approval by the Committee. The Membership Secretary aims to acknowledge membership applications but due to work pressure this is not always possible. Once your membership is approved you will be sent a welcoming letter, a copy of the Association’s rules and the latest edition of Russian Tails.
Although the Membership Secretary holds a list of members, many of them are pet owners and not breeders. If you are looking for a kitten either try the Breeders List or contact the Kitten Secretary: