Nebelung can be described as a rare breed of domestic cat, hey have long bodies, wide-set green eyes, long and dense fur, and mild temperaments. 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. The Nebelung’s long, dense coat should be combed twice a week to remove dead hair and distribute skin oils.
Brush the teeth to prevent periodontal disease. Daily dental hygiene is best, but weekly brushing is better than nothing. Trim the nails every couple of weeks. Wipe the corners of the eyes with a soft, damp cloth to remove any discharge.
Use a separate area of the cloth for each eye so you don’t run the risk of spreading any infection. Check the ears weekly. If they look dirty, wipe them out with a cotton ball or soft damp cloth moistened with a 50-50 mixture of cider vinegar and warm water.
The International Cat Association breed standard for the Nebelung calls for him to have a modified wedge-shaped head that is more pointed than rounded, although his long hair may give the head a rounded look.
Large ears are wide at the base with pointed tips, and rich, deep-green eyes have a slightly oval shape and are set wide apart. Kittens may have yellowish-green eyes, but by the time they are two years old they should have developed into the vivid green of maturity.
The nose pad is charcoal gray. A long, slender neck sometimes looks shorter than it actually is because of the Nebelung’s dense fur.
The body is what’s called semi-foreign, meaning it is moderate in shape, falling somewhere between the short, compact body of breeds such as Persians and the sleek angles of Oriental breeds such as the Siamese. It is athletic but not bulky, with a medium-boned body that is well proportioned.