The Nebelung cat is an elegant and robust feline, reminiscent of the Russian Blue. It possesses a solid, agile, and muscular physique along with a tidy head. In contrast to the Russian Blue, the Nebelung has a semi-long coat, featuring shorter fur on the body and a lushly furred tail, tufted ears, a thick ruff, and abundant ‘knickers.’


Size: Medium – Large
Weight: 3.5 – 6.5 kg
Coat Length: Long
Coat Colour: Blue
Eye Colour: Green
Grooming: HIgh
Longevity: 15 – 18 years
Attention Needs: Moderate



History of the Breed

The Nebelung breed traces its roots to America through the captivating feline pair, Siegfried and Brunhilde. Their owner, enchanted by their exquisite appearance, embarked on the journey of establishing a new cat breed. Seeking guidance from the American Cat Association’s geneticist, Dr. Solveig Plfeuger, she laid the foundation for the Nebelung breed.

A breed standard was meticulously crafted, drawing inspiration from the Russian Blue but distinguished by a longer coat. The name “Nebelung” was chosen, with “Nebel” meaning ‘fog’ or ‘mist’ in German, and “Nebo” meaning ‘sky’ or ‘heaven’ in Russian. The Nebelung breed made its debut in the UK at a Russian Blue show in 2011, marking its entry onto the international stage.


The Nebelung cat is renowned for its luxuriously silky blue-grey fur and striking yellowish-green to solid green eyes. Possessing a medium-sized stature with a long, muscular build, this breed showcases a gracefully elongated tail and ears proportionate to its head. The average weight ranges from 3.2 to 6.3 kilograms, varying by gender.


Characterized by a reserved demeanor around strangers and sensitivity to noise, the Nebelung reveals its true affectionate nature within the familial circle and with close friends. While shy in unfamiliar environments, these cats form strong bonds with their human companions. They not only enjoy human company but also harmonize well with other cats, dogs, and children. Remaining playful well into adulthood, Nebelungs eagerly engage in activities, particularly if their owners partake in the fun.

Living With Nebelung

As an active breed, Nebelungs thrive in environments featuring climbing structures, platforms, and engaging food dispensing puzzles and toys. Their sensitivity makes them susceptible to stress in bustling households, leading to behavioural issues like inappropriate toileting and self-harm. 

Although independent to some extent, Nebelungs yearn for companionship and may display discontent if left alone for extended periods. Embracing positive clicker training enhances their adaptability and enriches the bond between these remarkable cats and their families.