The Nebelung is an elegant cat breed which has been recently recognized
by breeders. Nebelung is a German term that means "creatures of the
mist". In the early 1980s, in America, a black domestic cat gave
birth to two shorthaired females - Siegfried and Brunhilde. The father
of these kittens was an Angora mix. One of the two shorthaired female
kittens produced a litter of kittens that included a blue
semi-longhaired male kitten, which became the Nebelung's foundation cat.
TICA is the first association which gave reorganization to the Nebelung
and provided them the breed standard. The goal of the Nebelung breeding
program is to produce a new breed of Nebelung which would be a blue cat
same as were imported from Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries. After that they would be combined with a thick shimmering
coat of medium length.
Nebelung is medium in size with well muscled body. The body and tail of
Nebelung are long in comparison to other cats. Nebelung have silky fur,
with medium-long size which possesses a dense undercoat. The bright blue
color is contrasted with silver-tipped guard hairs and therefore, the
coat catches the light, giving it a luminous, misty quality.
Nebelung has an angular, modified wedge-shaped head consisting of seven
flat planes. Their eyes are generally wide and green in color. Kittens
may have yellow eyes that deepen to green as they mature. The ears are
large in proportion to the head. The coat of Nebelung is medium long on
the body & longer on the tail. The overall appearance is long,
sturdy and well muscled.
Nebelungs are lively, playful, affectionate, good-natured and
intelligent cats. They are mild and gentle. It is an active cat; even
then it can live very well indoors. They are generally more comfortable
among its family and don't prefer to mix up with strangers. Nebelungs
gladly accept company of other cats, but do not like to be with rowdy
dogs or highly active cats. They make excellent, loving and playful
companions to their owners.
They are extremely intelligent but their behavior is highly predictable.
Nebelung enjoys sitting in a lap and loves being patted. It has a habit
of following its favorite person devotedly from room to room. This cat
likes routine and takes a little time to adjust according to the changes
around it. The Nebelung is generally healthy and just need love and
affection of its owner to remain fit.