Nebelung is a new cat breed that looks similar to the Russian Blue. This cat breed is recognizable by its thick, shimmering blue coat and adored for its affectionate, sweet personality. Their name in German means "creature of the mist" because its shimmering silvery-blue coat.
This cat breed is rare and is mainly only found in a few countries, including Russia, Canada, Poland, USA, Netherlands, and Germany.
In the early 1980s, a lady Cora Cobb gifted a black short-hair domestic cat to her son. When this cat was coupled with a Russian Blue male, it resulted in a kitten with long-blue hair. Cora kept him and named him Siegfried.
A female kitten named Brunhilde was a result of another litter. Cora started a breeding program with Brunhilde and Siegfried. and created the Nebelung breed. In 1987, the International Cat Association then gave Nebelung the status of an entirely new breed. In 1997, TICA accepted this cat breed for championship status.
The Nebelung cats are well-muscled and medium-sized. They have long, graceful necks with medium-sized ears and a modified wedge-shaped head. Their coat is medium-long and soft and the fur on their tails is longer than on their bodies.