Your Pet, Our Passion.


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’.

15 – 18 years
3.5 – 6.5kg
Solid grey-blue
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.


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.

Vet Rating

History and Origins

Enrichment and specific needs

Outdoors or Indoors

Nutrition and Feeding

Grooming the Nebelung

Best Family Cat Breeds

Rehoming a Nebelung