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Selkirk Rex

Selkirk Rex Profile



Lifespan: 15-20 Years

Avg height: 23-28cms

Avg weight Female: 2.5-5.5 kg

Avg weight Male: 5-7 kg

Coat type: This breed has a curly, plush coat, which can be shorthaired or longhaired

Coat colours and body type: The Selkirk Rex is a medium - to large-sized cat with heavy bones. They come in array of colours combinations and patterns. They also have curly whiskers and big round eyes.

Grooming required: Grooming is dependant on the coat length. The curly coat shouldn’t be brushed too often. They do shed more than the Devon or Cornish Rex, so they are not good for people with allergies.

Similar Breeds: Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, LaPerm, Persian, Sphynx


Selkirk Rex temperament

With their distinctive curly hair, the Selkirk rex is as cuddly as it looks. They love to soak up their owners attention and do not enjoy being ignored or left alone for long periods of time. They are good natured, and have patient, loving personalities. They are curious creatures and love to put on a show. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.