Selkirk Rex

Selkirk Rex
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: United States
Coat Type: short or long, soft, thick, loose curls
Color: All colors of cat
Temperament: very affectionate, playful, loves people

Where does the Selkirk Rex come from?

Thanks to the breeding efforts of Jeri Newman of Montana, a Persian breeder, the Selkirk Rex was developed. In 1987, when a woman at work in an animal shelter noticed a curly kitten, she took it to Ms. Newman where the cat was bred to a Persian male. The resulting litter had 3 curly kittens. Combined with the British, American and Exotic Shorthairs, the Selkirk Rex was recognized.

What does the Selkirk Rex look like?

The Selkirk Rex has a rectangular shape, well-muscled. The broad head is rounded. Ears are medium size, round with a pointed tip. The large eyes are round. The tail tapers to a rounded tip. There are 2 types of coat. The doublecoat Shorthair is medium long, soft and thick with loose curls. The Longhair version is soft and thick with loose curls as well. Colors are all colors of cats. A regular program of brushing keeps the coat silky soft.

What is the personality of the Selkirk Rex?

Selkirks love people and are very affectionate. Their playfulness lasts into adulthood. Selkirks don’t like to spend too much time alone and crave human company.

Where can I adopt a Selkirk Rex?

Try the following:

http://selkirkrex.rescueme.org/

purebredcatbreedrescue.org

Possible Health Issues

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hip dysplasia, polycystic kidney disease.

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