The Nebelung is a rare pedigree breed of domestic cat. Nebelungs have long bodies, wide-set green eyes, long and dense fur, and mild dispositions. The name Nebelung — apparently a portmanteau of the German word Nebel ('mist' or 'fog'), and the name of a medieval Germanic saga, Nibelungen-Lied — is perhaps derived from the cat's distinctive silky blue-grey coat and from the breed's progenitors, who were named after the two major figures in the Nibelungen-Lied, the German warrior Siegfried and the Icelandic queen Brunhilde.
Also known as
This breed is also called Longhaired Russian Blue, Nebelung as well as Nebelung Cat.
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