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Selkirk Rex Cat Temperament and Lifespan

The owners say that the Selkirk Rex cat is cute, playful and loves when it feels your love. Connoisseurs of this breed say that this is the most gentle cat, which they have ever known. They require no attention, but they are very fond, when they get it. Selkirk Rex like all members of the family and get along well with other animals in the house, including the friendly dogs.

These cats are known for their soft and tolerant nature. They tend to take life as it is, adjusting to it patiently and calmly. They are ubiquitous companions, they love when they are taken on the hands and being hugged. Some cats do not mind riding on the shoulders of the owners. However, they are not couch potatoes, breeders say that this cat breed has inherited the best traits of all species. These cats are intelligent and love to play, especially when their master is actively involved in the games. The life span of this breed is about 13-15 years.

How Much Does a Selkirk Rex Cat Cost and Price Range

The cats of this breed usually cost from $500 to $800. However, the price can vary from country to country as well as from the breeder to breeder.

You should be ready to pay a bit more if you need the show quality kitten. In any case it is very important to make sure that the cat you are going to buy is the pedigree pet. To do this you need to ask the breeder to provide you with the documents.

Selkirk Rex Cat Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

Selkirk Rex coat requires special care. Due to its long hair, you must often comb it. Kitten should be given vitamin B, while the wool cover is formed.

Selkirk Rex is the cat that has a proportional, medium size body and well developed muscles. Limbs have an average length. Paws of the cat are neat, oval and small. The tail is thick. Eyes of the cat are round, wide-set and very expressive.

Selkirk Rex coat has thick and soft waves. Long-haired cats have soft, curly coat and they are fluffy to the touch like a sheep. Color of the cats can be quite different. As for the weight, the average weight is about 11-12 pounds.

Selkirk Rex Cat Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

The breed of these wonderful cats appeared in 1987 in the United States. American Jerry Newman interbred Shorthair Rex and Persian cat, and then very unusual kittens were born. American Shorthair has also participated in the creation of this breed. It was they who gave the face a square format. Selkirk Rex is a young breed and now interbreeding is permitted with the breeds that are similar in type.

At the same time the kittens are born not only with a curly, but, in addition, with a straight hair (Selkirk Straight).