Coming in like a fog on little cat feet, the Nebelung is a mystical kitty with shimmering greyish “blue” coats. In fact, among long-haired breeds, only the Nebelung is exclusively blue.
Nebelung translates as “creature of the mist.” This beautiful breed apparently has no direct connection to Middle High German poetry or Wagner's operatic magnum opus. Believe it or not, they're from Denver. But the computer programmer who first bred these cats might as well have been a fan of German poetry or the Ring Cycle, as the earliest kittens were named Brunhilde and Siegfried. This is a relatively rare breed, and one that has not yet been recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association.
Daily play, please
I talk when necessary
I'm a cat and proud of it
BEHAVIOR & TRAINING
WHAT IS THE NEBELUNG'S PERSONALITY LIKE?
This breed is playful, affectionate, and mild-mannered. Nebelungs are loving and devoted—though not overly demanding—with their chosen people. This kitty plays favorites, though, so don't be surprised if she bonds tightly with just one member of your household. They might be shy toward strangers, however, and may find young children overwhelming. They'll fit best in an adults-only home or a home with older kids.
WHAT IS NEBELUNG BEHAVIOR LIKE?
Reserved and sensitive, Nebelungs are a soft-spoken breed who want to spend time with their family. They are active cats who are nevertheless happy to cuddle up on your lap or follow you around the house. They are not fans of noise or commotion, and so will fit best in a quiet household. If you're planning a dinner party, your Nebelung might well choose to spend the evening under the bed, thank you very much.
HOW CAN I KEEP MY NEBELUNG ENTERTAINED?
Nebelungs are a highly intelligent breed who might enjoy learning tricks or outsmarting a puzzle toy. Consider putting a perch close to a window so they can play on their own version of Twitter. A well-placed scratching post would also no doubt be a welcome addition to your Nebelung's life.
CARE & HEALTH
WHAT DO NEBELUNGS LOOK LIKE AND WHAT ARE THEIR GROOMING NEEDS?
Nebelungs look like semi-longhaired Russian Blues. Their guard hairs are silvery, which gives them a sort of glowing halo. Ghost-like and graceful, this breed has a plumed tail and intense green or yellow eyes.
Nebelungs' fur isn't as prone to matting as some other long-haired breeds, but their shedding should be taken into consideration. Plan to brush or comb yours daily.
Your cat's coat and skin can tell you a lot about her health and wellbeing. Healthy cats have
coats that are smooth and shiny; they should have supple, clear skin. Nutrition and wellness
factor heavily into the texture and luster of your kitty's coat, but you can help keep her
looking and feeling her best with regular skin care and grooming.
WHAT HEALTH PROBLEMS DO NEBELUNGS HAVE?
This is a generally healthy breed who tend to live long lives. Remember that cats often hide disease symptoms! It's important to bring your furry friend in for veterinary checkups at least once a year.
ARE NEBELUNGS GOOD FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES?
Nebelungs aren't among the breeds generally recommended for allergy sufferers.
Remember that no breed is 100% hypoallergenic, and any breed can aggravate allergies.
You can reduce your furry friend's impact on your allergies with daily brushings. If your pet
allergies are mild, a regular grooming session could have a big impact on your quality of life
with your pet.
WHAT IS MY NEBELUNG'S BEST DAY?
Well, she didn't know us enough to disclose, but her very best day probably involves meeting no strangers, encountering no loud noises, and spending as much time with you as possible.
SHOULD I ADOPT A NEBELUNG?
Nebelungs are quiet, well-mannered cats who will do best in calm households. If you're the sort of person or family who spends lots of time at home and likes to keep to yourselves, this calm kitty could be just who you're looking for.
Have you decided that a Nebelung is the purr-fect cat for you? Why not be your new best friend's hero and adopt a rescue! Be sure to check out our article on what to expect when you're adopting a dog or cat.