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New breed, in Italy we haven't "Nibelungo"

post #1 of 11
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Hi, this is my first message and it's a question about a breed that is probably new for italian cat lovers. They call in italian "Nibelungo" and it's a mix of a Russian blue and a long hair cat.. how do you say in english? I'm searching using google and so.. but i can't find anything about that. I first saw them on a book; the italian author wrote that it is well known in some countries like UK, Germany, Nederland and France..
post #2 of 11
Is this what you are referring to? http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/4067/
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Oh yes it is, but it is an old link I think.. I'd like to know if someone knows something new about the breed!
post #4 of 11
The breed is named after a german story called "Die Nibelungen". I had a feeling that was what it was named after when I first saw it.
post #5 of 11
I've never seen one in the flesh as they are quite rare here, but they certainly look beautiful from photos I've seen!
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Duchess15 View Post
The breed is named after a german story called "Die Nibelungen". I had a feeling that was what it was named after when I first saw it.
Yes. And this is why you cant find it in Google by the nibelungo.

You must spell it correctly...
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I think it' s a bit difficult to have one nebelung kitten right now.. It seems that there are just a few little breeders around the world..
post #8 of 11
Nebelungs are supposed to be a longhair version of the Russian Blue cats. They never really caught on to the general public, and so are pretty rare and uncommon.

I raised/showed normal Russian Blues. Don't think I want them in a longhair versian, but that's my opinion.
post #9 of 11
I remember hearing about them when I was first beginning to show my American Curls back in the 1980's...here is a page that has link to catteries in the US and around the world:
http://www.nebelungs.org/
post #10 of 11
I have heard of the breed but have never seen one. I love the cute look of RB's and I would perfer a longhair. Here is another link

http://www.breedlist.com/nebelung-breeders.html
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot!
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