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Nebelung

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #
Name Nebelung
Other names Longhaired Russian Blue
Origin United States
Size Medium
Coat LongDenseSilkyHeavy Undercoat
Lap Cat Yes
Life span 11-16 years
Temperament GentleQuietShyPlayful
Weight Male: 8 - 11 poundsFemale: 7 - 9 pounds
Colors BlueSilver-gray
Kitten Price Average $300 - $500 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with adults, children (6+), and seniors and can be affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 4 stars
Energy Level 3 stars
Grooming 3 starsModerate Maintenance: Regular grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. It stimulates circulation, massages the skin, and removes debris and loose hair. Frequency should be twice a week.
Health Issues 2 starsGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 stars
Shedding 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this cat to shed moderately. By providing it proper nutrition, regular grooming, and keeping the shedding contained to a small area, like a pet bed, will minimize shedding and make it more manageable.
Social Needs 3 stars
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Vocalization 1 starsLow Vocalization: It is known to be quiet. Therefore, owners shouldn't be concerned of excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Gizmo Alice
02 Simba Candy
03 Buddy Sushi
04 Harley Chloe
05 Clay Nala
06 Coco Alice
07 Loki Lily
08 Lucky Fawn
09 Fluffy Ginger
10 Ivan Puma
Overview

The Nebelung (pronounced as Nay-bel-ung) is a rarely found domestic cat, attaining its name from the German word Nebel, meaning ‘mist’ or ‘fog’ which perfectly describes its silky blue semi-long coat blended with a silvery hue at the tips. This feline breed has a long body stature along with green or yellowish-green eyes, pointed ears, triangular-shaped pointed head and a soft, fine, silky coat.

Nebelung cats are lively, playful, affectionate, good-natured, and intelligent. The cat's mild-mannered state and personality may not always reflect the relatively high level of intelligence often found in the breed. In spite of the fact that it is an active cat, it can live very well indoors. Nebelungs prefer their own families and often keep a distance from strangers. They tend to bond with a select few humans and stay loving and devoted throughout their lives. It is, however, a cat that gladly accepts company of its people or of another cat. Nebelungs are very good communicators and will remind their owners of problems. This happens often since Nebelungs can be very picky about things such as litter cleanliness and food type. Many owners of the Nebelung cats say that they can act more like dogs at times, being extremely loyal to their owner and family. It enjoys sitting in a lap and being petted and will follow its favorite person devotedly from room to room. This is a cat that likes routine and may require a little time to adjust to changes in the household. Early socialization can help it become more adaptable.

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