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We have open a cattery with the GCCF


Gccf 165/2013

all her kittens will be reg with the GCCF

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Introducing  the


“””Creature of the Mist”””

Combining long silky hair with the elegant Russian Blue body type, the Nebelung breed recreates the Russian longhair. The Nebelung is recognised in Europe, America and Canada.  The UK Nebelungs are mainly from French lines with no more than 6% of inbreeding in their lines.  The name stems from the German word (Nebel) for Mist or Fog and from the medieval Germanic saga, Nibelungenlied (the story of which is told in Wagner’s Ring Cycle).  The two U.S. foundations cats being named after two characters, Siegfried and Brunhilde. The Nebelung has a long body, wide-set green eyes, distinctive silky blue-grey coat which is long and dense.  The Nebelung has a mild disposition requiring gentle handling.  Nebelungs are lively, playful, affectionate, good natured and intelligent cats An adult being handled at an exhibition of 11 Nebelungs on October 1st 2011 at the RBBA Show.



The Nebelung is literally a “creature of the mist”, an elegant cat of foreign type with a semi-longhair coat of soft, silky texture in an attractive, medium blue with a silvery sheen. Shy in temperament, Nebelung need quiet, gentle handling. It is better to stand them on the table to assess their type and coat. HEAD – A modified wedge with width at eye level. The wedge is medium with a flat plane between the ears. The cheekbones are high and broad. The forehead appears flat with a convex angle at the brow. The profile is straight from the brow to the nose tip. There should be depth to the chin. The whisker pads are prominent and the chin firm. The neck should be long and slender; it may seem heavier than it actually is because of the density of the small ruff. EARS – The ears are as wide at the base as they are tall and set an ear width apart and fairly tall. They appear pointed. The outside is covered with short, fine hair and the inside sparsely furnished. EYES – The eyes are rather large, almond shaped and set wide apart. The eye colour in adults should be green, as vivid as possible. Eye colour can be yellow in kittens. A Nebelung should have a soft, gentle expression. BODY – The body should be long and elegant with foreign type. It should feel firm, lithe and muscular but not appear coarse. LEGS AND PAWS – The legs should be long, slender and elegant with neat, rounded paws. TAIL – The tail is rather thick at the base, tapering and well-furnished to form a brush. It should be long enough to reach the shoulder blades. Tail rings can take some time to disappear. COAT – The coat is semi-long, with a fine undercoat covered with thicker guard hairs; it is dense but soft and silky to the touch. Males may have a more developed ruff than females. Breeches are desirable as are ear tufts. Feathering behind the ears of a lighter shade of blue is desirable. The toes should be tufted. The length of coat and density of undercoat can vary with the seasons and a shorter, less dense coat should not be penalised in the summer. Adult coats may take up to two years to fully develop. COLOUR – An even, clear, medium blue although there could be ghost tabby markings in kittens. The guard hairs should be tipped with silver giving the overall appearance of light silver dusting. The nose leather and paw pads should be blue (pinkish lavender acceptable in kittens). Ghost tabby markings may be apparent in kittens. CONDITION AND TEMPERAMENT – The condition and temperament of the Nebelung is an important consideration. SCALE OF POINTS Head shape and ears                                                                                               20 points Eye shape and colour                                                                                               10 points Body                                                                                                                         20 points Legs and Paws                                                                                                                     5 points Tail                                                                                                                           5 points Coat Texture and Length                                                                                          20 points Coat Colour                                                                                                              20 points Total   100 points Withhold all Awards for: 1 Extreme, aggressive temperament 2 White spots or lockets Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Breed Classes for:

  1. Incorrect eye colour in adults
  2. Oriental type
  3. British or cobby type
  4. Flat coat lacking density, particularly in Winter.
  5. Any defect as listed in the preface to this SOP Booklet

For further information please contact

The Secretary of the Russian BAC

Mrs. L. Curtis

7 Leonards Way


West Sussex

RH13 5JA

Tel: 01403 275540


a quick introduction to

the Nebelung Breed