Selkirk rex adult black and white

Selkirk Rex

The striking Selkirk Rex's origins date back to 1987, when a kitten known as kitten Miss DePesto was born with a unique crinkled coat and curly whiskers.

About the Selkirk Rex

Selkirk Rex cats are very quiet, tolerant, lively, balanced and intelligent.

The British Shorthair contributed the laid-back personality, the Persian added their affectionate nature and the Exotic brought a playful nature to the breed.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

United States
Medium coat
Size category

Quiet / Even-tempered / Lively / Loving

Key facts

  • Needs moderate grooming
  • Suited to indoor and outdoor life
  • Patient with children and other animals

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