The Nebelung Cat May Disappear When Strangers Arrive

Posted by Christy Caplan
Nebelung Cat

The German word Nebelung means "creature of the mist." They are known to disappear when strangers arrive at the house. They always enjoy sitting in a lap and are a wonderful family cat.

Check out these cool facts we learned from Catster about the Nebelung cat:

  • The Nebelung cat is generally healthy.
  • The medium-long coat needs twice-weekly brushing.
  • Nebelungs are rare and may be difficult to find.

History of the Nebelung Cat

According to Catster, the Nebelung, spelled Nibelung by the World Cat Federation (WCF), was developed in the 1980s as a re-creation of the longhaired Russian Blue cats that existed in Victorian times.

"The first two, Siegfried and Brunhilde, were born to a cat owned by opera lover Cora Cobb of Denver, Colorado. Cobb recognized their unique qualities and decided to create a new breed. She sought advice from The International Cat Association (TICA), recruited other breeders to help and the rest is, well, history.

"The Nebelung is now a recognized cat breed that's registered by TICA, Traditional Cat Association (TCA) and Cat Fanciers Federation (CFF). It may be outcrossed to the Russian Blue without penalty."

Overall care

This beautiful breed of cat will enjoy the company of another cat that shares its quiet personality, but it may be less satisfied in the presence of rowdy or ruff dogs or highly active cats.

This rare breed likes routine and may require a little time to adjust to changes in the household. Early socialization can help it become more adaptable.

The Nebelung breed weighs 5 to 16 pounds.

Nebelung cat personality 

They can be leash trained! They're also a sensitive, lively, affectionate, pleasant, playful and intelligent breed.

The Nebelung cat likes to play, jump and climb to high places. They are very good communicators and will remind their owners of issues, it can live fine indoors. 

Quick facts about their coat

PetWorld.net explains that the Nebelung cat's eyes are a vivid green color, or typically a yellow-green color. This cat is characterized by long limbs, long hair, sturdy, a long tail, medium boning and well-muscled. The soft double coat feels fine and silky; it's a fine-looking blue color and is tipped with silver.

Are you lucky enough to live with a Nebelung cat? If you do, tell us what they're like below in the comments! 

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The Nebelung Cat May Disappear When Strangers Arrive