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Nebelung

The Nebelung is a very pretty yet sturdy cat, similar to the Russian Blue, with a firm, lithe and muscular body and neat head. Unlike the Russian Blue however, the Nebelung is a semi-long coated cat, with shorter fur over the body and a luxuriantly furred tail, tufted ears, thick ruff and profuse ‘knickers’.

The need-to-know
  • Great for first-time cat owners
  • Enjoys playing games and is active at home
  • Playful and curious cat
  • Sociable and dependent cat
  • Quiet cat
  • Average build cat breed
  • Requires grooming every day
  • A bit of both indoor and outdoor space
  • Not ideal for family homes
  • Can be regularly left for a few hours
  • Needs a calm environment
Generally healthy breed

There are no common disorders reported for the Nebelung breed at present.

Key Facts

Lifespan:  15 – 18 years
Weight:  3.5 – 6.5kg
Colours: Solid grey-blue

Ratings

Family-friendly: 3/5
Playfulness: 4/5
Intelligence: 4/5
Tendency to Vocalise: 2/5
Likes other pets: 3/5
Grooming Needs: 3/5
Shedding: 3/5
Nebelung

History and Origins

Country of Origin: United States 

Nebelungs originated in America, with two cats named Siegfried and Brunhilde. Their owner, impressed with their beauty, decided to find out if she could start a new cat breed and sought advice from the geneticist of the American Cat Association, Dr Solveig Plfeuger.

A breed standard was written, following that of the Russian Blue, except with a longer coat, and they were named Nebelung – Nebel in german meaning ‘fog’ or ‘mist’ and Nebo in Russian meaning ‘sky’ or ‘heaven’. Nebelungs were first presented to the GCCF in the UK at a Russian Blue show in 2011.
 

Nebelung

Personality

Shy and aloof with strangers, and sensitive to noise and bustle, the Nebelung is very affectionate with family and well-known friends. They adore human company and also get on well with other cats, dogs and children. They love to play and remain playful well beyond kittenhood, in fact if owners keep playing, so will the Nebelung. They are a fabulous lap-cat, but can be a little demanding if they have determined it is cuddle time, and will follow owners from room to room, plonking themselves on laptops and paperwork or newspapers and books until their need is satisfied.