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Life span

18 Years


Nebelung Overview

The Nebelung is a graceful cat with a delightful personality. They have very long legs, neck and body. Their eyes are slightly oval and green in colour. Their large, pointed ears are their most stand-out feature. Their soft coat is silky and grey in colour. The fur on their tail is noticeably longer than on their body.

Their overall appearance is a well-built, sturdy cat with a muscular build. The Nebelung weighs between 3.5kg for the female and 6.5kg for the male. This cat breed is well-natured, intelligent and very playful. They often have sudden bursts of energy and love to spend this time playing with their loved ones. They prefer the company of their loved ones rather than the company of strangers.


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Nebelung Characteristics

History & Origin

The Nebelung cat breed was first originated by the Cora Cobb of the Nebelhelm Cattery. They were inspired by a kitten named Siegfried, who was the only longhaired blue kitten in a litter, fathered by a longhaired black cat.

Nebelung Temperament

The Nebelung is playful, well-natured, affectionate and very intelligent. They have a mild personality which doesn't reflect their high levels of intellect often found in this breed. They're an active breed and live very well indoors. 

This wonderful cat breed is great to have around young children because they love to play! Their playful nature makes them a wonderful addition to any family, with our without children. 

They’re very good and communicating and will happily let you know when they need something. It’s been known for the Nebelung to communicate better than the average dog breed. The Nebelung is easy to handle and learns new tricks at fast speed and with total ease. They enjoy sitting on their owner's lap as well as running around and playing lots of games with their favourite person. The Nebelung needs routine and doesn’t do well with erratic feed times.


The Nebelung is susceptible to skin diseases originating from mites, yeast infections and flea bites. When growing your Nebelung opt for natural grooming products. They require daily brushing to remove dead hair and to prevent matting. 

The Nebelung also requires regular teeth brushing and health check-ups at the vets when necessary. 



The Nebelung is a relatively healthy cat breed but they are prone to a few health conditions such as:

  • Ringworm
  • Skin disorders
  • Bladder stones

Genetic testing can be done during the breeding process and this should be checked when consulting your responsible breeder. Maintaining a healthy diet and regular check-ups at the vets will help provide your cat with a healthy and happy life. 

Children and other pets

This wonderful cat breed is an excellent addition to the family. Their playful nature makes them a great pet to have around children. Please note that playtime should always be supervised by a responsible adult. 

Early socialisation and training is important when introducing a new pet to the family.