What Is a Nebelung Cat?
One of our earliest customers here at Rock the Cat Spa was a stunning kitty from Amarillo, Texas. Kimber quickly became a regular guest, and she is as pretty as ever with her silky, silver-gray fur and green eyes. We decided to learn more about her breed, and here’s what we found out…
The name of this breed, Nebelung, has an interesting meaning to it. It is a German name, from the word Nebel, which means fog or mist. Nebelung literally translates to “creature of the mist;” very exotic and spooky!
What Do Nebelungs Look Like?
This breed is sometimes confused with the Russian Blue, however that breed is short hair only, while Nebelung fur tends to be longer on the tail vs the rest of the body. They are sometimes known as the long-haired Russian Blue. While the two breeds are not related, we definitely understand why they’re lumped together, based on the coat colors of each breed. The Nebelung’s silver-tipped double coat is super silky, and the female cats usually have a collar, or ruff, around their necks. Because of their long, gorgeous fur, frequent brushing is needed!
These pretty kitties typically range from 7-15 lbs, and live an average lifespan of 11-16 years. They reach full size around 2 years old. As we mentioned about Kimber, some Nebelung’s have stunning green eyes, but some of them have a yellow-green eye color instead. Either way, it is a striking combination with their dark fur.
Is a Nebelung Right for Me?
This breed tends to be good for families, and is typically good around kids. They bond with their owners, and would do very well with another cat in the house. Having them with another cat early on is best in order to socialize them well. As great lap cats, Nebelungs are happy to have a quiet space to snuggle up and relax. As with any cat, they would be best kept indoors, and this breed in particular are not known to be hunters.
We just love Kimber, and are so happy to see her each time she visits us. We can’t resist running our fingers through her uniquely silky coat. Nebelungs are a great cat to consider if you think this rare breed would be a good fit for your home and lifestyle. You won’t be disappointed!
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