Cat Profile Nebelung

Nebelung Cat Breed Information

Nebelung cats look just like a Russian Blue, but they are two separate breeds. Nebelung is known for his thick and shimmering blue coat and adores his sweet and loving personality. Make sure you have plenty of time to spend with this loyal cat.



Nebelung is a very new type of cat, and their name means ‘creature of the mist’ in German, as a result of its gray fur coat. The fur coat also looks beautiful and shiny. In the early 1980s, a woman named Cora Cobb gifted her son with a short black furry cat.

When the breed mated with a Russian Blue, it produced a long -haired gray kitten. Cora was fascinated by the appearance of this kitten, so she continued to pick it up and care for it lovingly. Cora also called him Siegfried. In the mid -1980s, her kitten had another kitten, and this time there was a female kitten with the same type of fur. Cora also takes care of her and calls her Brunhilde.

Cora started a breeding program with Siegfried and Brunhilde, and these cats were initially recognized as Russian Blue-like, except for the fur coat differences. This has shocked some Russian Blue breeders and said it is not a pure breed. Thus, Nebelung was given status as a newly discovered breed by The International Cat Association in 1987 and later, the American Cat Fanciers Association. But this breed has not yet been officially recognized by the Cat Fanciers Federation or the entire Cat Fanciers Association.



Nebelung has a long neck and body with a wedge -shaped head and medium -sized ears. The almond-shaped eyes and the two eyes are almost always bright green, although some have yellow-green eyes.

Nebelung fur coat is long and very soft. It has only one color which is gray. Especially around the head and neck, thus giving a shimmery appearance. Nebelung has thicker fur on its neck and is most noticeably seen on males. The hairs on their tails are also longer than their bodies. Males and females have hair coming out between their toes. Below is a summary of the appearance of this breed:

  • Weight: 4 – 8 kg
  • Coat length: Long, soft and shiny
  • Amount of shedding: Low
  • Color: Gray and bright green eyes
  • Pattern: None


Once it gets to know you, builds a strong bond with your family, it will be the most spoiled pet cat you have ever seen. It often forges a close relationship with someone (a special person) and will follow it faithfully anywhere in the house. Although he is known to be a loving and loyal person to the people he knows, he may be a little quiet, and sometimes he likes to be alone. Especially when with strangers. Don’t worry if your cat is hiding when someone visits your house.

In addition, he is also known for his gentle and unimportant attitude. You are advised to provide lots of interactive toys to keep your cat entertained, smart and active. Nebelung is a cat that does not need much attention and it can live on its own while you are busy with work. But sometimes it also needs hugs and love when you are at home.

Nebelung is known as a cat that has a routine, so if there are a lot of changes it will make him feel restless and anxious. While it can live with your children as well as other cats or dogs, it is not a cat that needs a companion. Often they will push more than build a strong bond. As a result, they may be better suited to stay home without small children or high -energy dogs. Below is a summary of the attitudes and behaviors of the Nebelung breed:

  • Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
  • Active: Low, relax
  • Intelligence: Low
  • Vocals: High

Care and Treatment

Since Nebelungs are a new breed, Nebelungs do not have the opportunity to develop many inherited conditions. This means they are considered healthy overall.

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