The naturally curly Selkirk Rex is one of the newest natural breeds. A wonderful, people-oriented breed, the Selkirk Rex also gets along well with other cats and cat friendly dogs. Patient and tolerant, the Selkirk Rex adapts easily to most living situations. This healthy, sturdy breed is clever, intelligent and entertaining.
Medium to Large
Medium to large, with males weighing 5 to 7.5 kg and females weighing 3 - 6 kg.
White, black, red, cream, chocolate and lavender, plus various patterns and shadings
People-oriented breed, gets along well with other cats and cat friendly dogs. Patient and tolerant, mellow, sweet, playful.
Large, dense body, similar to a British Shorthair, people-oriented breed, gets along well with other cats and cat friendly dogs, Patient and tolerant, adapts easily to most living situations
10 to 15 years
White, black, red, cream, chocolate and lavender, plus various patterns and shadings.
Both the long and shorter coated Selkirk Rex’s will require grooming on a daily basis. Their coat is a little too fluffy for them to efficiently groom by themselves. A quick brush through once a day, and a more dedicated groom each week for the longer coated variety will keep them in top fluffy condition. A greasy coat is a sign your cat is not self-grooming at all and this may indicate poor health.
The Selkirk Rex originated in the United States. The first Selkirk Rex and it's unusually coated kitten was born to a rescued cat, which was placed with breeder.
Selkirk Rex litters can have both curly coated and straight-haired kittens. Those with curly coats are born with an extremely curly coat, but at about 16 weeks of age, the coat begins to straighten. At 8 to 10 months old, a kitten will begin to regain her curls, which increase in curliness until the cat reaches 2 years of age.