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Nebelungs are sleek, silky blue cats that move swiftly and gracefully. The name "Nebelung" is German and means "creature of the mist", which is appropriate for these cats. They walk elegantly with powerful legs. Their bodies are well-muscled and long. Their necks, similarly, are long, as are their tails. They have large pointed ears which sit on top of a wedge-shaped head. Their whiskers are long and their eyes are vivid green. Their coats are fine, and they have ruffs around their necks and behind their ears which are more prominent in males than females. Their tails tend to plume, with longer fur than on their bodies.
"Nebelung" is spelt "Nibelung" but the World Cat Federation (WFC).
Nebelungs are quiet and gentle pets. They love their families, but are shy of strangers (especially those who are children) and may leave the room. They are known to take time to adapt and become used to new homes, but in time they will warm up and become affectionate to their families. These cats enjoy contact with their owners and like to sit on their laps. Nebelungs are quite intelligent and like the company of other cats and animals with similarly quiet natures, but are not so at ease with louder, more rowdy animals. They enjoy being patted and stroked, and will follow their owners around the house.
These cats are suitable for anyone. They are particularly good pets for people who want lap cats, the elderly, and families with children.
Their coats will need brushing twice weekly.
The Nebelung breed was created in the 1980s by Cora Cobb of Denver, Colorado. She bred her two cats, Siegfried and Brunhilde, to “recreate” the Russian Blue cats. It is now an approved breed.