The Nebelung cat is a medium-haired cat breed, and resembles the Russian Blue but has a medium-long coat, and was produced for the first time in 1986. It is a separate breed from the Russian Blue although it is occasionally called the long-haired Russian Blue.

Although the breed was recognized as official in 1987, it wasn’t until ten years later that it received Championship status.

Most Nebelungs have green eyes although some are yellow, turning green as the cat matures. Their fur is always blue.

These cats make affectionate, devoted companions. They are intelligent and playful, staying that way when they get older. They are initially shy with strangers and make take extra time to adapt to a new home. As a breed, these cats are fairly rare.